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Carolyn Hart


(Carolyn Gimpel Hart)
USA flag (1936 - )

Carolyn Gimpel Hart (born Carolyn Gimpel in Oklahoma) is a mystery writer who has won two Agatha Awards. She began as a journalist writing under the name Carolyn G. Hart. She gained wider attention twenty years later with the Death on Demand series.
 
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Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1988) : Something Wicked
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : A Little Class on Murder
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1989) : Something Wicked
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1990) : Deadly Valentine
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1990) : Honeymoon With Murder
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1990) : A Little Class on Murder
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1991) : The Christie Caper
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1992) : Southern Ghost
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1993) : Dead Man's Island
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1994) : Scandal in Fair Haven
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : Death on the River Walk
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2003) : Letter From Home


Carolyn Hart recommends
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Paws Before Dying (1991)
(Dog Lover's Mystery, book 4)
Susan Conant
"Conant is a gifted and original writer who charms, delights, and satisfies."
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Tippy-Toe Murder (1994)
(Lucy Stone, book 2)
Leslie Meier
"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers."
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Remember the Alibi (1994)
(Peaches Dann, book 2)
Elizabeth Daniels Squire
"Wonderfully written and absolutely original... terrific."
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Do Unto Others (1994)
(Jordan Poteet, book 1)
Jeff Abbott
"One of the most fun mysteries I've read in years. Thumbs up to Jeff Abbott's delightful debut novel."
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Irish Chain (1995)
(Benni Harper, book 2)
Earlene Fowler
"Benni Harper is bright, fresh, funny - and endearing."
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The Body in the Transept (1995)
(Dorothy Martin, book 1)
Jeanne M Dams
"Rings as clear and true as hand-bells on a Sunday morning."
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Class Reunions Are Murder (1996)
(Nan Robinson, book 3)
Taffy Cannon
"Taffy Cannon is a superb writer."
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Somebody Else's Child (1996)
(Theresa Galloway mystery, book 1)
Terris McMahan Grimes
"I fell in love with new sleuth Theresa Galloway... A terrific debut."
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Hickory Dickory Stalk (1996)
(E. J. Pugh, book 2)
Susan Rogers Cooper
"One of today's finest mystery writers."
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War and Peas (1996)
(Jane Jeffry, book 8)
Jill Churchill
"Jill Churchill creates domestic malice with a deft pen."
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The Toyotomi Blades (1997)
(Ken Tanaka, book 2)
Dale Furutani
"Sleuth Ken Tanaka is appealing and bright in a clever and captivatingly original story."
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The Last Noel (1997)
(Iris House B & B Mystery, book 4)
Jean Hager
"Put The Last Noel at the top of your mystery list!"
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Between a Wok and a Hard Place (1998)
(Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries with Recipes, book 5)
Tamar Myers
"A delicious treat."
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Ghost Dancer (1998)
(Howard Moon Deer, book 1)
Robert Westbrook
"A superb debut novel!"
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Murder Shoots the Bull (1999)
(Southern Sisters, book 6)
Anne George
"The cleverest set of sister sleuths in history. I love her books."
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Backstage Murder (1999)
(Linda Haggerty, book 1)
Shelley Freydont
"Shelley Freydont writes with grace and her debut mystery will captivate readers."
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Never Sorry (1999)
(Leigh Koslow, book 2)
Edie Claire
"Funny, fast-paced, clever... sheer delight."
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By Hook or By Book (2000)
(Megan Clark, book 2)
D R Meredith
"A mystery lover's delight..."
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Nursery Crimes (2000)
(Mommy-Track, book 1)
Ayelet Waldman
"Funny, clever, touching, original, wacky and wildly successful."
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Murder of a Small-Town Honey (2000)
(Scumble River, book 1)
Denise Swanson
"A charming, insightful debut."
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An Angel to Die for (2000)
(Augusta Goodnight, book 2)
Mignon F Ballard
"Ballard's inspiring series featuring guardian angel Augusta Goodnight deserves a golden halo."
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Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence (2000)
(Miss Zukas, book 8)
Jo Dereske
"An enchanting series... I love Miss Zukas mysteries."
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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2001)
(Jersey Shore, book 4)
Beth Sherman
"A powerful, compelling and riveting mystery."
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Dancing Dead (2002)
(Sister Rose Callahan Mystery, book 6)
Deborah Woodworth
"Sister Rose Callahan is a marvelous heroine with wisdom and charm to spare."
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Silver Scream (2002)
(Bed-And-Breakfast, book 18)
Mary Daheim
"I love her books!"
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This Pen for Hire (2002)
(Jaine Austen, book 1)
Laura Levine
"Sheer fun!"
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A Deep Blue Farewell (2002)
(Scotia MacKinnon, book 2)
Sharon Duncan
"If I'm ever in deep trouble, I'll race to [Scotia's]] office."
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If Cooks Could Kill (2002)
(Angie Amalfi, book 10)
Joanne Pence
"Joanne Pence provides laughter, love, and cold chills."
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Who Left That Body in the Rain? (2002)
(Thoroughly Southern Mystery, book 4)
Patricia Sprinkle
"Charms, mystifies, and delights."
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Pick Your Poison (2004)
(Yellow Rose Mysteries, book 1)
Leann Sweeney
"Pick Your Poison is as Texan as Dr Pepper - swigging armadillo at the Alamo. A rip-roaring read!"
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Death By Deep Dish Pie (2004)
(Stain-Busting Mystery, book 2)
Sharon Short
"A hilarious one-of-a-kind mystery."
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Keys to Death (2005)
(Booked for Travel)
Emily Toll
"A new mystery from Emily Toll is always reason to celebrate. A superb writer who entertains and mystifies with equal skill."
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Invitation to Murder (2005)
(Card-making Mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Bright
"Great fun."
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Getting Old Is Murder (2005)
(Gladdy Gold, book 1)
Rita Lakin
"Gladdy Gold is a treasure, Miss Marple in Yiddish. Salty. Sassy. Sunny."
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Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow (2006)
(Reigning Cats And Dogs, book 4)
Cynthia Baxter
"Five paws up for Cynthia Baxter's Reigning Cats and Dogs series!"
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Under the Skin (2011)
(Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mystery, book 6)
Vicki Lane
"Vicki Lane is a born storyteller in the finest tradition of Sharyn McCrumb."
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Lowcountry Boil (2012)
(Liz Talbot Mystery, book 1)
Susan M Boyer
"Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun."
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Double Dog Dare (2013)
(Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, book 8)
Donna Ball
"Will delight mystery fans and Enchant dog lovers."
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Cook the Books (2014)
(Scrappy Librarian Mystery, book 3)
Marion Moore Hill
"Mixes mystery, humor and literary nuggets. First rate and fun!"
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Murder Gone A-Rye (2014)
(Baker's Treat Mystery, book 2)
Nancy J Parra
"[A] plucky protagonist."
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Jingo Street (2014)
Sharon Ervin
"A passionate attraction, a wrenching denouement Jingo Street is a book to remember. Another first-rate title from Sharon Ervin."
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How to Catch a Cat (2015)
(Cats and Curios, book 6)
Rebecca M Hale
"(This series) will delight mystery readers and elicit a purr from those who obey cats."
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Murder Ties the Knot (2015)
(Haunted Souvenir, book 4)
Christy Fifield
"Appealing...A cantankerous parrot(and) a charming heroine."
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Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall (2015)
(Honeychurch Hall, book 2)
Hannah Dennison
"The mistress of hilarious British mysteries fabulous fun."
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No Cats Allowed (2016)
(Cat in the Stacks Mystery, book 7)
Miranda James
"Warm, charming, and Southern as the tastiest grits."
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Grave Errors (2017)
(Witch City Mystery, book 5)
Carol J Perry
"Highly original and great fun. A triumph of imagination with twists and turns to delight readers."
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Bel, Book, and Scandal (2017)
(Belfast McGrath Mystery, book 3)
Maggie McConnon
"Spirited, fun, and as Irish as a shamrock."
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Til Death Do Us Party (2018)
(Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery, book 4)
Vickie Fee
"Down home and delightful."

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