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"Excellent...a thriller that simply oozes southern charm and atmosphere". (Booklist)
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.
I purchased my first book of this series because it was on sale. Since then I've purchased two more Debra Knott books. I plan to read the entire series!
The main character, Debra Knott, is a District Judge in North Carolina. She is intelligent, sensible, has a large, interesting family and a wide circle of friends. There are plenty of supporting characters that add interest to the stories.
The mysteries are complex enough to keep me guessing the solution. Debra's work as a judge is fascinating to me. Adult subjects are part of some stories. However, the emphasis is NOT on graphic descriptions of violence or sexual situations.
So far I have found these books to be moderately paced, well plotted, very captivating and entertaining. They are as much about family, friends and North Carolina as they are about the mystery. That makes them very appealing to me.
At the end of this audio book there is an informative, interesting interview with Margaret Maron.
Life long fan of the mystery story. I like books where something actually happens, so history and biography are favorites of mine also. I also think that even good books are improved tremendously when an actor performs the narration.
As with her other books, the plot is on the thin side, but the text and narration combine perfectly to create "almost" rural North Carolina.
Deborah Knott is a fantastic, independent, smart female character who knows how to balance the realistic with the ideal. She is a master of navigating Southern social mores while remaining doggedly independent. The actual murder plot is not fantastic, but I am hooked on the characters and the world they occupy.
I look for books about the south and hung in on this story though the end only because I very much like the performer. Character development was just not there and the plot was somewhat ordinary. Skip this one.
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