Something Wicked (Death on Demand # 3) - Finally, Max gets some of the fun of being a suspect!

Something Wicked - Carolyn G. Hart

Reviews for Death on Demand and Design for Murder.


Well, at least this time I was able to break away from the siren call and make this last more then a couple hours. Some of that though was other books I had to read!


I think parts of this book were written for me! I grew up watching Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant constantly. I love the crazy humor mixed with great dialog and situation comedy.


"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."


Aunt: You know very well there are 13 bodies down in our cellar.

Mortimer: Certainly there's 13 bodies in the cellar. And there are hundreds more up in the attic, Captain!


Mortimer: I'll tell you what we'll do. I'll bring my bodies from the attic and you get yours from the cellar... ...and we'll get them all together, and we'll send them to Happy Dale.

Aunt: No, you wouldn't have to dig. The graves are all marked. We put flowers on them every Sunday.

Police Captain: Flowers?

Mortimer: Sure, I put neon lights on mine.

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So a story set around putting on this play instantly caught and held my attention. And while normally I expect a body to show up quickly in a mystery (the ones that don't generally have a rushed feel to them as the author tries to cram everything in), the set up was perfect here as we grew to know the cast and watched Annie suffer under the well meant but often disturbing wedding suggestions from her future mother-in-law!


And finally, Annie wasn't a suspect...which of course meant it was Max's turn. I hope nobody votes for that crazy circuit solicitor, Brice Willard Posey, in the next election. I'd have gladly helped Annie get rid of him! I did love how frantic she was to protect Max and how hard she worked to ensure he was cleared.


As for the mystery, it was one of the best I'd read in a long time. I got to reveal and I didn't have a clue. I did finally guess and turns out I was right...but I wasn't sure. Great job, Mrs. Hart!

Sheridan, based on who might have been the student who got Carla sacked.

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This just might be my favorite one yet! And there are so many more to go, though I shudder to think what Max's mother has wrought! If you haven't read this series yet, do so. You won't regret it. And I'm off to read Mint Julip Murder.