Deborah Knott
Books in series18
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(4.1 based on 1486 ratings)
  • 1

    Bootlegger's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
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    Attorney Deborah Knott is North Carolina's answer to V.I. Warshawski, a legal sleuth with a knack for sniffing out the most baffling crimes. Deborah has just done the unthinkable: entered the heated race for judge of old-boy-ruled Colleton County. The only female candidate, she's busy reeling in voters and giving campaign speeches. There couldn't be a worse time for Gayle Whitehead to beg Deborah to investigate the 18-year-old unsolved murder of Gayle's mother, Janie.

    Veronica says: "Excellent -book"
    Excellent -book

    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 Jud..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2004 by Veronica (Topeka, KS, USA)
  • 2

    Southern Discomfort

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    The governor of North Carolina has appointed Deborah to a judicial seat in the District Court Division. On her weekends, the fledgling judge has been helping an all-woman building crew complete a home for a needy single mother. Her attempts to gain positive P.R. go awry when her niece is found battered and half-naked in the partially completed home, with Deborah's own bloody hammer lying nearby.

    Debora says: "Enjoyable"
    Enjoyable

    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 so..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 08 2004 by Debora (Concord, CA, United States)
  • 3

    Shooting at Loons

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
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    Populated with colorful, richly drawn characters, Margaret Maron's latest novel captures the flavor of life in rural North Carolina. Arriving in Carteret County, Judge Deborah Knott finds herself in the thick of battles between sport and commercial fishermen and between old and new money. She discovers the body of Andy Bynum, a retired waterman respected by all. With no obvious suspects in the murder, Deborah must find the killer in a place where people shoot at loons, sea turtles, and their neighbors.

    Linda says: "Excellent Series!"
    Excellent Series!

    This book has everything I enjoy. Interesting characters, intriguing stories with some plot twists, and mysteries that keep me guessing until the end..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2014 by Linda (Eden Prairie, MN, United States)
  • 4

    Up Jumps the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (37)
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    In Up Jumps the Devil, fast-moving progress is threatening to forever destroy the leisurely, heart-warming pace of Colleton County, North Carolina. District Court Judge Deborah Knott sees trouble brewing when plans for a new interstate highway start pushing up property values. Deborah finds herself calming the combatants with down-home wit, but when the squabbles escalate to murder, Deborah is forced to search for a killer uncomfortably close to home.

    Brett says: "Enjoyable Story, but not the narator's best work"
    Enjoyable Story, but not the narator's best work

    A combination murder mystery and family drama, Up Jumps the Devil delivers the clearest image yet Deborah Knott's large and diverse family and backgro..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2004 by Brett (lexington, KY, United States)
  • 5

    Killer Market

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Killer Market takes the quintessential steel magnolia to the hub of North Carolina's massive furniture industry. Deborah soon gets caught up in the whirl of the International Home Furnishings Market and finds herself a suspect in a high-power murder case. The feisty judge must use her courtroom experience and intuitive skills to strip through layers of deception if she is to clear her own name. Maron draws from her own rural southern roots to craft her trademark authentic settings and characters.

    Linda says: "Margaret Maron is mistress of mystery!"
    Margaret Maron is mistress of mystery!

    Another fun Deborah Knott mystery this one is set at the Furniture Market. Another interesting setting for another interesting story! Visit Deborah's ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2012 by Linda (Mercer, MO, United States)
  • 6

    Home Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    When racial tension erupts in the sleepy community of Colleton County, North Carolina, Deborah is caught off guard. She is happily tending her own home fires: her simmering romance with Kidd Chapin, the house she's building on her family's land, and her campaign for reelection as district judge. But then the first black church is burned, and all of Deborah's alarms go off.

    Linda says: "Strong characters and a bit of romance!"
    Strong characters and a bit of romance!

    With all the mystery of the south along with the intrigue of racial politics add up to make this a great read/listen. C.J. Critt does an excellent job..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2012 by Linda (Mercer, MO, United States)
  • 7

    Storm Track

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
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    No one worries much about the scantily clad woman found strangled in the Orchid Motel, she must be a tourist who brought along her own problems. But when the victim turns out to be the wife of an up-and-coming lawyer, people begin looking suspiciously among themselves for the culprit, and Judge Deborah Knott learns her cousin possesses a mighty powerful motive. While Deborah searches for the vicious killer, a deadly hurricane rages up the Carolina coast, bringing destruction and its own kind of justice.

    Linda says: "Another great story by Margaret Maron!"
    Another great story by Margaret Maron!

    Deborah Knott is back with a hurricane in North Carolina and the murder of a prominent citizen. Deborah wages into the fray and comes out on the side ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2012 by Linda (Mercer, MO, United States)
  • 8

    Uncommon Clay

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (32)
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    Uncommon Clay delves into the intriguing world of the Nordans, a deep-rooted family of talented yet cursed North Carolina potters. Judge Knott is filling in for another judge who suffered a mild stroke. When she decrees that the divorcing Nordan couple split their valuable earthenware collection, the husband winds up dead, in his own kiln! Many people have motives and the clay wheel swirls with suspects.

    Veronica says: "Great!"
    Great!

    The Judge Knot series is well written. the characters are well formed, after reading just one Judge Knot book you feel you know the county and people..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2004 by Veronica (Topeka, KS, USA)
  • 9

    Slow Dollar

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    At the annual Harvest Festival carnival, while everyone else is playing games and having fun, someone commits murder. As Deborah investigates, she must struggle to win a carny's confidence while a dark web of dangerous secrets begins to unravel.

    Tim says: "Colorful writing and characterization, good plot"
    Colorful writing and characterization, good plot

    This is the best of the Judge Knott series: Good local color and colorful writing, good characters (both main and secondary), and a complex plot that..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2004 by Tim (Takoma Park, MD, USA)
  • 10

    High Country Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
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    (32)
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    Publishers Weekly declares that the "leaves of autumn are in full splendor, and so is Maron's talent in her 10th Deborah Knott adventure". Judge Knott is finally ready to marry her long-time friend Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant and settle down...or is she? She jumps at a chance to fill in for a judge in the high country of North Carolina. But ugly murder haunts the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

    Kathleen Hobel says: "Love It!"
    Love It!

    I've listened to all the Deborah Knott books and love them and C J Critt. This book makes you want to visit North Carolina!

    Reviewed on May 21 2005 by Kathleen Hobel ()
  • 11

    Rituals of the Season

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
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    Best-selling author Margaret Maron shows the form that has won her the Edgar and Agatha Awards, among many others, in this riveting mystery. Judge Deborah Knott and Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant are due to marry in a week. But all plans are put on hold when an assistant district attorney is killed, and the clues compel Judge Knott to investigate an earlier double murder that may be connected

    MRS says: "Good as usual"
    Good as usual

    If always love her characters and her lively writing style

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by MRS (Canada)
  • 12

    Winter's Child

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (45)
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    (24)
    Story
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    When local handyman J.D. Rouse is found dead in his pickup truck with a bullet in his head, the mayhem - and the body count - grows. But Dwight launches his own investigation after his son and ex-wife turn up missing from their home in Virginia.

    M. Byerly says: "Another good one ... but ...."
    Another good one ... but ....

    Still enjoying this good series. Love the characters and all the storylines surrounding the large Knott family. Excellent mystery in this story. My..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2014 by M. Byerly (Carrollton, TX, United States)
  • 13

    Hard Row: A Deborah Knott Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (77)
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    (22)
    Story
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    When a local farmer - known for his severe treatment of migrant workers - turns up savagely murdered, Judge Deborah and her new Deputy Sheriff husband soon wade into a quagmire of exploitation. But as murders mushroom, the two uncover secrets that threaten both their community and their new life together.

    M. Byerly says: "Still enjoying this series ..."
    Still enjoying this series ...

    I absolutely love the author's descriptions of North Carolina and the people there. CJ Critt's narration is so enjoyable. The down home phrases and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2014 by M. Byerly (Carrollton, TX, United States)
  • 14

    Death's Half Acre

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (47)
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    (21)
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    Margaret Maron's Judge Deborah Knott mysteries set in rural North Carolina are cherished by discerning readers who value authentic characters and intriguing plots. As housing sprawl creeps across the land, farmers are feeling the pinch. County commissioners have been making lucrative land deals in secret, and now murder brings Deborah and Sheriff Bryant into the middle of a major dispute.

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  • 15

    Sand Sharks: A Deborah Knott Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
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    Margaret Maron continues her best-selling Deborah Knott series with Sand Sharks - an "outstanding ... neat mystery that [is] highly recommended" (Library Journal, starred review). Judge Deborah's hopes for relaxation at a seaside judicial conference are dashed when she stumbles upon the murdered body of a colleague. And when more judges turn up dead, Deborah fears she could be next.

    Kathy says: "Sand Sharks"
    Sand Sharks

    Sand Sharks is a undulating mystery with several plotlines running at the same time. In addition, there are very specific descriptions of the Wilmingt..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2010 by Kathy (Shallotte, NC, USA)
  • 16

    Christmas Mourning: A Deborah Knott Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
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    Margaret Maron’s best-selling Deborah Knott mystery series won instant acclaim upon its debut in 1993. In this 16th entry in the series, the judge is faced with a horrifying holiday murder case. After a beautiful young cheerleader is found dead in a car wreck, Judge Knott’s husband Deputy Dwight Bryant discovers evidence that the death was anything but an accident.Now Knott and Bryant are on a desperate search for a killer before he or she trikes again.

    Bookbums says: "I Love Judge Knott"
    I Love Judge Knott

    I will probably listen to this audio book several more times.

    Reviewed on January 28 2013 by Bookbums (United States)
  • 17

    Three-Day Town: A Deborah Knott Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    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.

    G. Plude says: "Can't Get Past The Narration"
    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2012 by G. Plude (Middlefield, CT)
  • 18

    The Buzzard Table

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Margaret Maron
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    Margaret Maron's mysteries starring Judge Deborah Knott have built a loyal following since debuting with the Edgar Award-winning The Bootlegger's Daughter. The series' 18th entry finds Deborah and her husband, Deputy Sheriff Bryant, teaming up with Lt. Sigrid Herald to track down a killer on the loose in their small North Carolina town. But as the hunt for the culprit gets more intense, they uncover long-hidden secrets that cast their investigation in a whole new light.

    Electic Chef says: "Interesting As Always"
    Interesting As Always

    Very good. The author is known to me. My favorite book so far was a history, not a mystery. The Secret Biography of Ghengis Kahn.

    Reviewed on February 25 2013 by Electic Chef (USA)