We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Three-Day Town: A Deborah Knott Mystery | [Margaret Maron]

Three-Day Town: A Deborah Knott Mystery

New York Times best-selling author Margaret Maron’s meticulously crafted Judge Deborah Knott mysteries display the work of a master. In the series’ 17th entry, Deborah and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant are on their way to New York City for a belated honeymoon. Once in the city, however, they get swept up in a mystery involving a stolen package and a murdered doorman.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Margaret Maron’s meticulously crafted Judge Deborah Knott mysteries display the work of a master. In the series’ 17th entry, Deborah and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant are on their way to New York City for a belated honeymoon. Once in the city, however, they get swept up in a mystery involving a stolen package and a murdered doorman.

©2011 Margaret Maron (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (90 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (34)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.9 (77 )
5 star
 (28)
4 star
 (27)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.4 (77 )
5 star
 (44)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    G. Plude Middlefield, CT 01-25-12
    G. Plude Middlefield, CT 01-25-12 Member Since 2007

    orchid lady

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can't Get Past The Narration"

    I very much enjoy Margaret Maron's books. I've read them all and have enjoyed each one. I thought listening to them would be a pleasure as well but I'm sorry to say I cannot 'hear' Deborah in C.J. Critt's narration. She sounds like a New England transplant, not the "Bootlegger's Daughter". There's not a trace of any Southern accent. Curiously however Dwight sounds quite Southern. So I will stick to Margaret Maron in print.

    I went with a neutral rating for the story since I only got about 1/3 of the way through when I decided the printed version would better suit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Yvonne Miami, FL, United States 04-15-12
    Yvonne Miami, FL, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The Deborah Knott series is one of my favorites. However, this was one that I could have skipped. I would have liked to see Deborah and Dwight work together as a team with a little more time spent on their personalities/relationship, with less spent on all the various NY characters who seemed to get more time than they were worth (such as the NY detective and her roommate) while not advancing the story.


    Has Three-Day Town turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I'll still read the next in the series.


    What does C.J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is by far my favorite reader. I've tried new authors because she was the reader.


    Could you see Three-Day Town being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. But there are other stories in the series that would work.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bookbums United States 12-22-11
    Bookbums United States 12-22-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Finally brought the 2 series together"
    If you could sum up Three-Day Town in three words, what would they be?

    Well written, well narrated - as expected.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Deborah, but the secondary characters are good as well


    What about C.J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    Love C.J. Critt. Would probably like listening to her read the phonebook.


    Any additional comments?

    Contrived plot, but it works.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ruth Columbus, OH, United States 11-23-12
    Ruth Columbus, OH, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Deborah and Sigrid in same book"

    Margaret Maron always delivers a well-written story with excellent characterization, and this is no exception, albeit not one of the strongest entries in either the Deborah Knott or Sigrid Harald series. I read this book on paper when it came out last fall and found it a bit flat and the Sigrid character non-engaging. Then, I read the Sigrid books over the past few months before listening to Three-Day Town. I found it much more interesting with the background on Sigrid fresh in my mind. I think that those who know only Deborah will be disappointed as she is not really the focus here, and frankly seems a bit stupid.

    Fans of the either or both series will want to read this one, but I don't recommend it as a stand-alone. It's an interesting update on the characters from both series, but does not fare well as a stand-alone. The mystery is one of the Maron's weakest and least plausible.

    The final scene with Dwight and Deborah on the train home was weird--and rather icky. I'm going to try to forget it.

    CJ Critt does a very good job of narrating, as usual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 09-25-12
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    59
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "decent story, excellent narration"

    I'll listen to almost anything read by CJ Critt. She really brings the characters alive, and its easy to tell which character is talking. The story itself is ok, but isn't one of Mararet Maron's best. It does have Judge Deborah Knott, which is a plus, but as others have said the plot isn't quite realistic. I much prefer the stories set in the south with the rest of the family involved, than this one set in NYC during a snow storm.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue Highland, CA, United States 09-17-12
    Sue Highland, CA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Series"

    C. J. Critt makes the characters come to life, it's hard to believe they all come from the same voice!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Electic Chef USA 09-03-12
    Electic Chef USA 09-03-12 Member Since 2012

    Eclectic Chef

    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Never Disappointed By Maron"
    Where does Three-Day Town rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Read these books to relax and refer to known things, since I am a Southerner. Not surprised much in these books but they keep my interest and I like Ms Maron's knowledge. I always learn something from listening to her. This time I learned some new art terms. The good writters in this world know human nature very well, and Ms Maron's understanding and tolerance for human foilbles sits well with me.All her books are good and this one is more interesting to me since I just got back from NYC and spent time in very great grocery stores. I rented an apartment and when Judge Knott's husband heads for the wonderful grocery and wants to cook and eat in, I was sold. Would recommend these books if you want comfort, not too much gratuitous violence and a few laughs along the way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Judge Maron and hubby decided to take it easy and realize that getting to know the peiple there and not trying to see everything in such a massive city has to offer in the three days they had was very impressive. The author has an outlook very similar to mine.


    What about C.J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    Again when you are into a story, the narrator disappears from your thoughts which means they are excellent and as they should be. Perfect for the task at hand.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extremes here for me, but I am older and surpises come a little harder for me. The author had great skills to impart empathy for the characters. I am always ready for the next book as I empathize with this author for many reasons.


    Any additional comments?

    Ready for the next book. Ms Maron makes you car about her characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.