This is the 18th novel in Carolyn Hart's Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award–winning series following the sleuthing adventures of South Carolina bookstore owner Annie Darling and her P.I. husband. Max Darling hasn't been interested in crime since a brush with a seductive young woman nearly put him in jail. He doesn't even return the call of a fearful woman asking for help. When Annie hurries to the woman's home, she finds her dying from a gunshot wound, gasping out that she hid a fortune in gold coins in the antebellum mansion Annie and Max are renovating. When the woman's son is accused of her murder, Max finally joins the investigation to prove his innocence.
"Annie Darling, proprietor of Death on Demand, the finest mystery bookstore north of Miami, once again proves a resourceful sleuth in Hart's scintillating 18th Death on Demand mystery.... This tight, Agatha Christie–style puzzler will keep readers guessing to the end."—Publishers Weekly