Dead By Midnight is the 21st Death on Demand Mystery. Annie Darling, who owns the bookstore Death on Demand, and her husband Max are the main characters of the mysteries.
Annie’s new employee of 4 days, Pat Merridew, dies suddenly. Annie is sure it’s murder and tries to convince the town cop that it is indeed murder and not suicide. She is unable to convince him until Pat’s ex-boss is indeed murdered – shot twice in the neck. So to prove to everyone that she is right and Pat was murdered for some unknown reason – Annie and Max start sleuthing. Who done it – was it the teenage son, one of the 2 daughters, the dead man’s cousin or perhaps the widow. Several theories are postualted and discarded.
When Annie figures out who the real killer is she devises a plan that of course goes wrong and she ends up caught in her own trap.
Dead By Midnight is a great summer beach read – enough to keep you interested without being heavy.