Margaret Maron grew up on a farm near Raleigh and lived in Brooklyn for many years. Returning to her North Carolina roots prompted Marcia to write a series based on her own background, the first of which, BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER, was a Washington Post bestseller and swept the major mystery awards for 1993. DEATH'S HALF ACRE is the fourteenth book in the acclaimed Deborah Knott series. Visit her website at www.margaretmaron.com.
This 15th entry in Maron's (www.-margaretmaron.com) Edgar and Anthony award-winning "Deborah Knott" series-following Death's Half Acre (2008), also available from Recorded Books-finds Deborah attending a judge's conference in Wrightsville Beach, NC, where she stumbles upon the body of a murdered colleague in the surf. When another death soon follows, the local authorities ask Deborah to go undercover to help them catch the killer. Actress/series narrator C.J. Critt nails the regional accents and reads with occasional humor to keep listeners entertained. Fans of the series and those who like their mysteries enhanced with regional flavor will enjoy.-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Gripping and beautifully written." -- Cleveland Plain
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"Tightly written....Maron wraps up the plot so neatly that there's no question why she's one of America's best mystery writers."--Associated Press