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Monday, December 23, 2013
Review: Death by Surprise by Carolyn G Hart
of the Carolyn Hart Classics
hart Orginally penned this book in 1983. I am not going to try to do a
traditional review today.
I will say that DEATH BY SURPRISE reads like a cross between a detective novel,
a legal thriller and a traditional mystery with a flair for noir.
main character K.C. Carlisle grew up rich and her cousin Kenneth Carlisle also
grew up well off. Both cousins are now lawyers. Kenneth is a well off lawyer
and K.C. works as a lawyer on the storefront and pretty much takes most any
case that happens across her desk.
the woman who walks into all their lives Francine Boutelle, is trouble for of
the Carlisles. She tries to blackmail K.C. or she will tell what she knows
about K.C.'s late father. Soon there are enough skeleton's falling out of the
closet that it's no wonder Francine Boutelle is found dead and of course it's
they arrest Kenneth for the murder and K.C. doesn't think he did it. Soon she
investigates Francine Boutelle's past an present.
are plenty of suspects with no alibi's and even more twist and turns. With
every turn of the page you wonder what will be a lie and what will be a fact.
Hart writes with character and shadows long and short shadows but always there
in the back of your mind you know there is something else yet to be discovered.
BY SURPRISE by Carolyn Hart is sure to snag your attention.