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    • Bootlegger's Daughter

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent -book

    • By vmom on 06-25-04

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Three-Day Town

    • A Deborah Knott Mystery
    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed...

    • By Yvonne on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Up Jumps the Devil

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 10-20-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Winter's Child

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good one ... but ....

    • By J. Byerly on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Slow Dollar

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful writing and characterization, good plot

    • By Tim on 07-18-04

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Shooting at Loons

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed Fan

    • By BURMADEANE GEORGE on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Take Out

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Sigrid is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the deaths of two homeless men in the West Village. The police at first assume an overdose, until they realize that one of the men shows no signs of drug use. Then when containers of poisoned takeout food are found nearby, Sigrid's case is suddenly much more complicated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great return of a favorite character!

    • By Ruth Nielsen on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Hard Row

    • A Deborah Knott Mystery
    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still enjoying this series ...

    • By J. Byerly on 02-23-14

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Southern Discomfort

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • S L O W

    • By Carolyn on 11-01-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Storm Track

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weaving of tangled webs

    • By Jean on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Designated Daughters

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: Margaret Maron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow. Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bewildered by change of narrators ...............

    • By Janet on 08-23-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Rituals of the Season

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deborah and Dwight Get Married

    • By Chalis on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Long Upon the Land

    • A Deborah Knott Mystery
    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: Margaret Maron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father, Kezzie, makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder - and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Author makes poor narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Death's Half Acre

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One nit

    • By Linda on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Uncommon Clay

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By vmom on 06-25-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Home Fires

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Look at the New South

    • By Jean on 12-21-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Killer Market

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Maron.

    • By K. E. Eisenhart on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Buzzard Table

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's A Turkey

    • By Carole T. on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Christmas Mourning

    • A Deborah Knott Mystery
    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get through this

    • By Cindy on 08-18-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • High Country Fall

    • By: Margaret Maron
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love It!

    • By Kathleen Hobel on 05-21-05

    Regular price: $26.57

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