Death in Paradise

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Six years ago, Henrie O's beloved newspaperman husband Richard lost his life on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Now, on a brisk March morning, a chilling message has arrived by Priority Mail claiming Richard's fatal fall from a towering island cliff was no accident--it was murder. Following cryptic clues and her infallible instincts to a lush and verdant tropical Eden--andto the lavish mountaintop estate of wealthy matriarch Belle Ericcson, where Richard spent his final days--the determined sexagenarian sleuth becoems privy to terrible allegations of greed and jealousy, adultery and abuse...and of a mystery surrounding the kidnap-slaying of Belle's eldes child CeeCee. But now that her search for the truth has brought Henrie O to this lethal paradise where giant palm fronds hide evil deeds from inquisitive eyes, she may never be allowed to leave alive. Because the deaths did no begin or end with Richard Collins...and someone's dark and enduring homicidal passions have yet to be fully satisfied.


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User Review  - WillowOne - LibraryThing

"Henri O" received a piece of mail insinuating that her husbands death, years earlier was not an accident but murder. As she delves into the how and why she learns things she never knew and puts ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It's been six years since newsman Richard Collins fell to his death off a cliff at Ahiahi, the Hawaiian estate of his longtime friend Belle Ericcson, a world-famous correspondent whose daughter CeeCee ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of twenty previous Death on Demand novels. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She is also the creator of the Henrie O series, featuring a retired reporter, and the Bailey Ruth series, starring an impetuous, redheaded ghost. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City.

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