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Carolyn Hart


(Carolyn Gimpel Hart)
USA (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.
 
Series contributed to
Malice Domestic 4
 
Anthologies edited
Crimes of the HeartLove and DeathMurder Across the Map
 
Non fiction
The Sooner Story, 1890-1980Cooks' Books: A Definitive Collection of 50 Classic Recipes for Everyday LifeMuch Depends on Dinner: A Year in the Telegraph KitchenA Feast of Cooks
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1988) : Something Wicked
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : A Little Class on Murder
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1990) : Deadly Valentine
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
Paws Before Dying
Paws Before Dying (1991)
(Dog Lover's Mystery, book 4)
Susan Conant
"Conant is a gifted and original writer who charms, delights, and satisfies."
Tippy-Toe Murder
Tippy-Toe Murder (1994)
(Lucy Stone, book 2)
Leslie Meier
"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers."
Remember the Alibi
Remember the Alibi (1994)
(Peaches Dann, book 2)
Elizabeth Daniels Squire
"Wonderfully written and absolutely original... terrific."
Do Unto Others
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."
Irish Chain
Irish Chain (1995)
(Benni Harper, book 2)
Earlene Fowler
"Benni Harper is bright, fresh, funny - and endearing."
The Body in the Transept
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."
Class Reunions Are Murder
Class Reunions Are Murder (1996)
(Nan Robinson, book 3)
Taffy Cannon
"Taffy Cannon is a superb writer."
Somebody Else's Child
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."
Hickory Dickory Stalk
Hickory Dickory Stalk (1996)
(E. J. Pugh, book 2)
Susan Rogers Cooper
"One of today's finest mystery writers."
War and Peas
War and Peas (1996)
(Jane Jeffry, book 8)
Jill Churchill
"Jill Churchill creates domestic malice with a deft pen."
The Toyotomi Blades
The Toyotomi Blades (1997)
(Ken Tanaka, book 2)
Dale Furutani
"Sleuth Ken Tanaka is appealing and bright in a clever and captivatingly original story."
The Last Noel
The Last Noel (1997)
(Iris House B & B Mystery, book 4)
Jean Hager
"Put The Last Noel at the top of your mystery list!"
Between a Wok and a Hard Place
Between a Wok and a Hard Place (1998)
(Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries with Recipes, book 5)
Tamar Myers
"A delicious treat."
Ghost Dancer
Ghost Dancer (1998)
(Howard Moon Deer, book 1)
Robert Westbrook
"A superb debut novel!"
Murder Shoots the Bull
Murder Shoots the Bull (1999)
(Southern Sisters, book 6)
Anne George
"The cleverest set of sister sleuths in history. I love her books."
Backstage Murder
Backstage Murder (1999)
(Linda Haggerty, book 1)
Shelley Freydont
"Shelley Freydont writes with grace and her debut mystery will captivate readers."
Never Sorry
Never Sorry (1999)
(Leigh Koslow, book 2)
Edie Claire
"Funny, fast-paced, clever... sheer delight."
Weigh Dead
Weigh Dead (1999)
(Iris House B & B Mystery, book 6)
Jean Hager
"Jean Hager captures the heartaches, hopes, fears, and foolishness of everyday people."
By Hook or By Book
By Hook or By Book (2000)
(Megan Clark, book 2)
D R Meredith
"A mystery lover's delight..."
Nursery Crimes
Nursery Crimes (2000)
(Mommy-Track, book 1)
Ayelet Waldman
"Funny, clever, touching, original, wacky and wildly successful."
Murder of a Small-Town Honey
Murder of a Small-Town Honey (2000)
(Scumble River, book 1)
Denise Swanson
"A charming, insightful debut."
Never Preach Past Noon
Never Preach Past Noon (2000)
(Leigh Koslow, book 3)
Edie Claire
"Edie Claire writes with a style and dash, creating characters with real pains, aches, fears, and foibles...sheer delight."
An Angel to Die for
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."
Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence
Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence (2000)
(Miss Zukas, book 8)
Jo Dereske
"An enchanting series... I love Miss Zukas mysteries."
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2001)
(Jersey Shore, book 4)
Beth Sherman
"A powerful, compelling and riveting mystery."
Dancing Dead
Dancing Dead (2002)
(Sister Rose Callahan Mystery, book 6)
Deborah Woodworth
"Sister Rose Callahan is a marvelous heroine with wisdom and charm to spare."
Silver Scream
Silver Scream (2002)
(Bed-And-Breakfast, book 18)
Mary Daheim
"I love her books!"
This Pen for Hire
This Pen for Hire (2002)
(Jaine Austen, book 1)
Laura Levine
"Sheer fun!"
A Deep Blue Farewell
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."
Never Tease a Siamese
Never Tease a Siamese (2002)
(Leigh Koslow, book 5)
Edie Claire
"Edie Claire writes with style and dash... Sheer delight."
If Cooks Could Kill
If Cooks Could Kill (2002)
(Angie Amalfi, book 10)
Joanne Pence
"Joanne Pence provides laughter, love, and cold chills."
Who Left That Body in the Rain?
Who Left That Body in the Rain? (2002)
(Thoroughly Southern Mystery, book 4)
Patricia Sprinkle
"Charms, mystifies, and delights."
Pick Your Poison
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!"
Death By Deep Dish Pie
Death By Deep Dish Pie (2004)
(Stain-Busting Mystery, book 2)
Sharon Short
"A hilarious one-of-a-kind mystery."
Tome of Death
Tome of Death (2005)
(Megan Clark, book 4)
D R Meredith
"A mystery lover's delight..."
Keys to Death
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."
Invitation to Murder
Invitation to Murder (2005)
(Card-making Mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Bright
"Great fun."
Getting Old Is Murder
Getting Old Is Murder (2005)
(Gladdy Gold, book 1)
Rita Lakin
"Gladdy Gold is a treasure, Miss Marple in Yiddish. Salty. Sassy. Sunny."
Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow
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!"
Under the Skin
Under the Skin (2011)
(Full Circle Farm, book 5)
Vicki Lane
"Vicki Lane is a born storyteller in the finest tradition of Sharyn McCrumb."
Lowcountry Boil
Lowcountry Boil (2012)
(Liz Talbot Mystery, book 1)
Susan M Boyer
"Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun."
Double Dog Dare
Double Dog Dare (2013)
(Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, book 8)
Donna Ball
"Will delight mystery fans and Enchant dog lovers."
Cook the Books
Cook the Books (2014)
(Scrappy Librarian Mystery, book 3)
Marion Moore Hill
"Mixes mystery, humor and literary nuggets. First rate and fun!"
Murder Gone A-Rye
Murder Gone A-Rye (2014)
(Baker's Treat Mystery, book 2)
Nancy J Parra
"[A] plucky protagonist."
How to Catch a Cat
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."
Murder Ties the Knot
Murder Ties the Knot (2015)
(Haunted Souvenir, book 4)
Christy Fifield
"Appealing...A cantankerous parrot(and) a charming heroine."



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