Dead Man’s Island by Carolyn Hart

Dead Man’s Island
(Henrie O #1)
by Carolyn Hart




First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To play along, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon.

I don’t consider myself an angel, avenging or otherwise, but I can’t always accept fate as the answer. Timing makes all the difference.

There exists a rather charming school of thought that the motorist who looms out of the fog at precisely the right moment or the fatherly old man who takes a lost child’s hand and leads her to safety are heaven-sent messengers.

Unknown to themselves, of course.



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can participate. If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at Jenn’s A Daily Rhythm or on my Tuesday Memes Page.

The young woman he recalled was almost lost in the mists of memory, and those partaicular memories I had no intention of resurrecting. The reckless young reporter whom Chase had known so well was now a woman who had spent five decades covering fires, disasters, wars, revolutions, murders, and public scandals.


I read a number of Carolyn Hart’s Death on Demand series years ago, but have only discovered the delightful Henrie O. It looks like there are seven in the series. Have you read any of Hart’s books?

20 comments on “Dead Man’s Island by Carolyn Hart

  1. I have a Henrie O mystery right here. It was the next cozy I was going to read! 🙂 It’s called, Death In Lover’s Lane. Carolyn Hart is new to me and I am looking forward to reading her book. 🙂

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  2. Another mystery that sounds so tempting! Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “A MAN CALLED OVE”

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  3. karen says:

    I’ve read LOTS of the Death on Demand series until they all started to blur together because nothing seems to ever change … and I enjoyed the first few books in her ghost series … but I haven’t read Henrie O yet.

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    • Dagny says:

      I’m not sure how many of the Death on Demand ones I read. Somewhere around six or ten. Looks like I know exactly what you mean about them all blurring together. I wasn’t aware of her ghost series – have to check into that one. I didn’t even know about Henrie O until recently when I spotted it mentioned on someone’s blog or in the Cozy group.


  4. lindajwalker says:

    I have not read anything by Carolyn Hart, but she’s going on my TBR list!!! Thanks for the 1st paragraph and the teaser.

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  5. Vonnie says:

    Huh, I have never read any of Hart’s books. I’ll have to look into them.

    Thanks for stopping by Vonnie’s Reading Corner!

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    • Dagny says:

      I’ve only read one of the Henrie O books, but the Death on Demand series, at least the early ones I read are much lighter and quick reads. I like the Henrie O better though, with a little bit of bite to it.


  6. Diane says:

    I think I tried this author years ago and can’t recall whether they are series reads or not. Hope you enjoy this one (I’d probably pass)

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    • Dagny says:

      It was back in the 1990s that I read some of the Death on Demand series. There were several Henrie O books back then too, so you could have read them. Annie of Death on Demand runs a book shop as I recall. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


  7. mysm2000 says:

    This really sounds like a great book. The characters and the philosophical introspection. I haven’t read anything by this author before but I’ve added this book to my list.

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  8. Yvo says:

    I haven’t read any of Hart’s books so far, but I really like the sound of both the first paragraph and the teaser.

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  9. I have not read this author, but am intrigued.

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