This book is just plain fun and as refreshing as a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot day. What an easy to read story, written in first person. We can see the southern US setting, meet the numerous chartacters, and their interactions within the plot through the heroine's eyes. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting Deborah Knott and sharing the resolution of a good mystery with her. Now, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
My first time with Margaret Maron and it will not be my last. I enjoyed the Deborah Knott character and look forward to her developement. As she runs for judge, attempts to solve an 18-year-old murder case with dead bodies popping up, crowned with a cast of characters from bootlegger dad to romantic interests, there is enough to material here for many good stories.
My first book by this author. Really enjoyed this mystery, especially the the sassy and savvy attorney, Deborah Knott.
This entire series of Judge Deborah Knott by Margaret Maron is an absolutely joy to read.
The characters are well thought out and explained and continued throughout the series.
The locations and situations are wonderful too - even with the 'journalistic license' taken.
One feels you know the places, folks, taste the food, experience the wonderful place that is
North Carolina. I simply just loved it and could not wait to read on and on.
Love this book. This is the book that got me hooked on Margaret Maron. I adore her storytelling and wit and the crazy family of the main character. Deborah, the main character, is a judge with strength and independence that gives new respect to the often inaccurate idea of southerners.