Filled with the patter of Southern voices and populated with a cast of colorful characters, Bootlegger's Daughter expertly unwinds a funny, cunningly-crafted tale of mystery and deceit in North Carolina's backwoods.
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"Filled with good-ole-boy pitter patter and detailed local color, the story flows smoothly." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fine start to a promising new series." (Kirkus Reviews)
This book is a great read or listen, which ever your preference. It is the first in the series that I listened too, and it got me hooked. I love Judge Deborah Knot series and highly recommend them. While it is true there is a lot going on, it is all connected and well written that I kept finding myself going "Ah ha!" as I put the pieces together. Great for anyone who loves a good tale and likes getting lost in the story!
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 love Margaret Maron's books, and speaking as a native Southerner, she gets the ambience just right. But what on earth possessed the producer to select a narrator who hasn't got (and can't do) a southern accent??? It's a completely different experience from reading the books, and not in a good way.
Margaret Maron does not disappoint. Her first Deborah Knox mystery kept me guessing right up until the end - incorrectly at that! Maron's book is easy going and light, great for listening in the car. The Bootlegger's Daughter is enjoyable and clearly sets the stage for more Deborah Knox mysteries to come.
There were just too many things going on in this book--too many plots, too many characters. Perhaps this is a book that should be read, not listened to. I had trouble remembering who was who. I thought the ending was weak. I did enjoy the main characters and the narration was well done.
Never read the book...I like audio books.
It sounds like she has a cold. Very nasal reading...almost turned me off from the book. And the accent was not realistic.
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