Carolyn Hart

Castle Rock By Carolyn Hart

by Cynthia Chow


Once again Seventh Street Books brings us back to Carolyn Hart’s roots in romantic suspense with the re-release of her 1983 mystery novel, Castle Rock. Full of intrigue, love, and hidden identities, Hart displays all of the burgeoning talent that would make her one of the best known and most talented contemporary mystery authors.

Early Female Mystery Authors: Paving The Way

by Terry Ambrose


Carolyn Hart has written fifty-one mystery novels and won every major mystery-writing award at least once. Since the days when she wrote her first mystery, Hart has seen many changes in the publishing industry, and that’s where this story begins. “In the 60s and 70s,” said Hart, “New York ignored most American women mystery authors. Publishers thought the American mystery was written by American men with male protagonists and the traditional mystery was written by dead English ladies.”

Staff Picks For Favorite Books of 2013

by KRL Reviewers


KRL reviewed a lot of really good and great books in 2013, but we decided to give our best shot at choosing our top 5 of the year--some of us cheated a little, but here are our choices! And if you are an author who is not on the list, take heart--like I said, they were all good books!

Cry in the Night By Carolyn Hart

by Cynthia Chow


At a 1982 Washington D.C. lecture by a visiting Mexico City, Egyptologist and assistant museum curator, Sheila Ramsay is stunned and mesmerized. Not so much by the passionate discourse on the criminality and barbarity of museums purchasing artifacts from thieves and pillagers, but by Jeremiah Elliot's striking looks and obvious dedication to preserving historical treasures. After a day spent with "Jerry" touring the Smithsonian Sheila is so completely smitten, that when her museum offers the seemingly unobtainable opportunity to return a borrowed manuscript to the owning family in Mexico City, Sheila impulsively applies and is shocked to when she is selected.

Dead, White and Blue, A Death On Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart: Review/Interview/Giveaway

by Lorie Lewis Ham


I didn't get into mysteries until my late teens through Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie. In my early 20s, I was ready to check out some more current authors and went on a search. Carolyn Hart's Death On Demand series was one of the first to catch my eye--the setting of a mystery bookstore sounded wonderful--and it was. Now all these many years later her 23rd book in the series, and her 50th published book, Dead, White and Blue, is out!

Skulduggery & The Devereaux Legacy by Carolyn Hart: Book Review/Guest Post/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow
& Carolyn Hart



Originally published in the year 2000, this reprint showcases the talent of the award-winning author of nearly fifty mysteries. Living in San Francisco in the 1980s, twenty-seven year old anthropologist Ellen Christie is living a perfectly predictable, perfectly comfortable life. She has a reliable boyfriend who always arrives on their set dates for dinner, is attractive, and is completely predictable.

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