Carolyn Hart’s ‘Don’t Go Home’ Is A Well Written Whodunit! [REVIEW]


Sometimes folks in your home town don’t want to see you return.
(Photo courtesy Josh McGinn, Flickr)

Mystery fans with a penchant for classic whodunits and a sleuth who can’t seem to stay out of trouble will love Carolyn Hart’s newest novel, Don’t Go Home.

Don't Go Home


Here, Annie Darling, an owner of the Death on Demand bookstore, stumbles upon the death of Alex Griffith, an author who is supposed to sign books at her bookstore.

When Annie discovers that Griffith was going to reveal the names of the people who inspired him to write his novel, she suddenly understands why someone would want to do him in. After all, most people prefer to keep their secrets than see them come to light in their small town. So it is little wonder that Griffith turns up dead!

As a bibliophile, I enjoy how Hart incorporates wonderful literary references and tidbits about various authors in Don’t Go Home. I also love how she manages to ensnare the reader with Darling’s witty sayings and actions, as well as with a host of other interesting, funny and endearing characters, all of which make this mystery a delight to read.

Don’t Go Home is a humorous, suspenseful, and moving mystery about small town life and the lengths a true friend will go to in order to defend the innocence of those who mean so much to her. This novel is sure to please die hard Hart fans, and garner the author plenty of new followers as well. Readers should not miss this one!

Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart (Photo by Robert H. Taylor, University of Oklahoma)


An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels of mystery and suspense, including the Death on Demand Mysteries and the Bailey Ruth Ghost Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic, and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff–cat owners will understand–to brother and sister tabbies.

Visit Carolyn online at and like her on Facebook at

By Carolyn Hart
272 pgs. Berkley. $25.95.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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