I enjoyed this, the first of the Deborah Knott series of books by Margaret Maron. She writes about where she is from, and she obviously knows well the people and the area. Ms. Maron weaves an enjoyable story combining a mystery with tales of the people of the south. Her characters are likeable and colorful. I look forward to reading more of the series and meeting more of Deborah Knott's family and friends.
I would listen to The Art of Detection again because it is,simply, a very well-told story. This is, apparently, the last of the Kate Martinelli series of books, and it the series has to end, this was a good way to do it. I have enjoyed watching the evolving relationship between Kate and her life partner Lee, as well as Kate and her police partner Al. The series has an interesting supporting cast as well as a strong female lead. Although I haven't read Laurie King's Sherlock Holmes books, I got a glimpse into that world in this book, and I plan to check out the Holmes series. I enjoyed the story within a story.
I wouldn't say that this was an "on the edge of your seat" book. The plot unfolds slowly, but in a very interesting way.
I have heard Alyssa Bresnahan perform all of the Kate Martinelli books. She did a fine job of bringing the main character to life as well as giving distinct voices to the supporting characters. I have not heard Rober Ian Mackenzie before, but I would listen to him again. He brought the Holmes character to life and made the story within a story special.
Gone girl ranks very high among the audiobooks I have heard. I listen to a lot of mysteries, but this book was quite different than most of the books I have listened to. I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but I became more and more intrigued as the story went along.
The anniversary scavenger hunt was very memorable. I won't say any more for fear of giving away a spoiler.
I really liked both of the narrators. I thought they both brought their characters to life in a very believable way. Most audiobooks do not have different narrators for the different voices, but this was a particularly excellent book for that because of the alternating point of view style in which it is written.
This book truly takes you on a rollercoaster of twists and turns, ups and downs. I read enough mysteries that it unusual for a book to completely take me by surprise, but I can honestly say there were several parts of the story that I never saw coming. The book is definitely not a light read, but I was absolutely fascinated by the characters and the intricately woven relationships in the book.
Delusion in Death ranks very highly among all of the other audiobooks I have listenend to.
It's hard to pick a favorite character in this book, because the richly detailed characters are the lifeblood of the series. The main character, Eve Dallas, is an amazingly complex woman dealing with a past that would have destroyed many people. Her husband, Roarke, is equally complicated. There are many excllent supporting characters, all of which round out the great "ensemble cast" in the book. One of my favorite things about this book is how wonderfully I hear the characters evolving individually and in their relationships with each other.
Susan Ericksen is the perfect reader for these books. She uses distinctly different voices which seem to capture the personalities of each of the characters. I can't imagine anyone else reading these books. Another excellent book in an excellent series.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was fast-paced and kept my interest the whole time. I enjoyed both the inner looks at the white house and the adventure part of the book. I enjoyed this as I have enjoyed all of the Brad Meltzer books to which I have listened.
In this second book in the Deborah Knott series, Margaret Maron again paints a charming portrait of southern life as well as giving us a mystery to solve. If you enjoy good story-telling with complex characters, you will enjoy these books. I feel as though I know the people and places after reading the story, and the mystery has enough twists to keep me guessing. I'm looking forward to continuing the series and getting to know Judge Knott and her family and friends even better.
This was my first audible book and I enjoyed it immensely. The narration was wonderful, and the storyline kept me involved from the first page to the last. I almost wanted my hour long commute each way to work to be longer.
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