Publish date: March 28th 2011
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Deborah Knott 2 (#1)
This mystery has what many of the ones I've been reading lately have missed. Atmosphere, a mystery as the central part of the plot, and heart. Those things seem to be in short supply these days.Deborah Knott is a southern attorney and decides that she wants to run for judge. Her father is the boo...
I remember seeing this series on my mother's bookshelves, but they didn't really attract me at the time. If I'd known then what I know now, though....I'd have been all over them like white on rice. Well, better late than never, I suppose (and yes, I think I'm done with the idioms now...) Anyway -...
A blurb inside by mystery writer Loren Estelman compared Maron to Flannery O'Connor, Hemingway and Faulkner. Another described the protagonist and first person narrator, Dorothy Knott, as Scout of To Kill a Mockingbird, all grown up. I don't think this book is in that league at all. Yes, this is s...
This is a great debut for a great new series.
Recommend: Yes Pros:Characterization (main characters), good mystery, well-written, interesting story, solid plot (good throughout).Cons:Characterization (most are ciphers), some of the political comments might be a little off-puttingThe Bottom Line:A very good mystery, good characterization of the ...