Search Results: "Margaret Maron"


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DESIGNATED DAUGHTERS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Though Maron (The Buzzard Table, 2012, etc.) unearths more of Deborah's family history for long-term fans, the main story is often burdened by too many characters and their tangential relationships."
The unlikely murder of an elderly relative sends a judge and her husband scurrying to investigate family history in order to find out who stands to gain from an old woman's death. Read full book review >

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SAND SHARKS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2009

"Deborah's mojo is having an off day, and the tale sorely lacks the gumption of old-timer Kezzie. Midlevel Maron, with slightly repugnant homophobia as a subplot."
It's open season on the North Carolina judiciary. Read full book review >

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HARD ROW by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"Marriage and stepmothering Dwight's son Cal have made a hockey fan out of Deborah (Winter Child, 2006, etc.). But it's Maron's arguments against pesticides and racial exploitation, and old bootlegger Kezzie's last line, that stick with you longest."
Are migrants the South's latest attempt to indenture servants? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARD ROW by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"Marriage and stepmothering Dwight's son Cal have made a hockey fan out of Deborah (Winter Child, 2006, etc.). But it's Maron's arguments against pesticides and racial exploitation, and old bootlegger Kezzie's last line, that stick with you longest."
Are migrants the South's latest attempt to indenture servants? Read full book review >

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WINTER’S CHILD by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Readers who've long yearned to be part of Deborah's sprawling, lusty, eccentric family (Rituals of the Season, 2005, etc.) will have to settle for Jonna's—and Maron's trademark expertise in explaining peculiarly southern subterfuges."
Y'all southern? Then your deadliest sin is pride. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING AT LOONS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"What makes this novel special is her ability to bring this web of conflicts to subtle, vivid life while still leaving Deborah time for a good man and some great shellfish. (Mystery Guild selection)"
Filling in for an ailing jurist on the North Carolina coast, Judge Deborah Knott (Southern Discomfort, 1993) is welcomed to Harkers Island by an unpleasant discovery: the body of neighboring Andy Bynum, founder of the Independent Fishers Alliance. Read full book review >

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BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"A fine start to a promising new series."
Relinquishing, for the moment, her dreary series featuring NYPD cop Sigrid Harald, Maron introduces country lawyer Deborah Knott, of Colleton County, North Carolina, whose daddy is a retired bootlegger and whose other relatives are so numerous that she'd be a shoo-in for judge if they all voted for her in the upcoming primary. Read full book review >

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BABY DOLL GAMES by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"A clunker that proves even the most prize-worthy of authors can have a bad day."
Curtain up. Body down. Read full book review >

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RITUALS OF THE SEASON by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2005

"Despite the carnage, there's such bonhomie and sexual warmth that readers may well consider moving to North Carolina to be closer to the Knott family."
To-do list: Find the killer, stop the execution, get married. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON CLAY by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2001

"Different and diverting, like most entries in this series."
Her eighth adventure finds North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott (Storm Track, 2000, etc.) in a courtroom in Asheboro, not far from her Seagrove home, where she'll be overseeing the equitable distribution of property between just-divorced Sandra Kay and James Lucas Nordan. Read full book review >

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STORM TRACK by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2000

"For accuracy, her hurricane descriptions rival the Weather Channel's, and nobody's better at showing racial distrust and love gone awry, be they between adults or between parents and children."
While North Carolina's Colleton County judge Deborah Knott (Home Fires, 1988, etc.) waits for a lawyers vs. law-enforcers softball game to start, a scant half-mile away in Room 130 of the Orchid Motel, big-haired Lynn Bullock unsnaps a sheer-black stocking from a lacy garterbelt, which someone then wraps around her neck and yanks until she dies. Read full book review >

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KILLER MARKET by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1997

"An overplotted soufflÇ of a novel, puffed up to the sky with lethal doses of magnolia-scented gossip. (Author tour)"
North Carolina Circuit Court Judge Deborah Knott (Up Jumps the Devil, 1996, etc.) breezes into High Point just in time for the furniture industry's Market Week—a four-star production that features dazzling displays, nonstop parties, and no room at the inn for anybody who arrives, as Deborah does, without reservations. Read full book review >