From back of book:
The Honorable Deborah Knott could kill for a good nights' sleep. She arrives in High Point, North Carolina, dead tired, only to discover the International Home Furnishings Market has taken over the town. Outside of a showroom, there's not a bed to be found. Soon Deborah is depending on the kindness of strangers. She should have known better than to let a mysterious old woman guide her into a furniture display featuring a murdered man, whose past is secretly entangled with Deborah's own. Now she know there's something low down and dirty in High Point: a clever frame-up that could send a judge to jail....or the grave.
first of her books I have read..was a fast fun read.
Made me want to seach out more of her books.
A mystery written around furniture week in North Carolina.Judge Deborah Knott is in the middle of another murder mystery.These are very entertaining and what I call light mysteries.I am on her 6th book and plan to read them all.
My opinion of this author has not changed after reading this one. I think Maron has a very unique style of writing. I love the education a reader gets on a specific industry of North Carolina. In this one it was the furniture/decorating business. She takes an actual real life industry and weaves a mystery in it. Not only is a reader getting a fun mystery, but they are learning something about North Carolina. This is great, especially if you live in the state. The problem I have with her writing is, I find it difficult to follow her characters. I think Maron could add a few more pages to her books to give a recap of Deborah Knott and her character, as well as, more memorable information on the characters particular to the story. I find myself having to go back to figure out who is who and what part do they play in the story line quite a few times. The rating would go from a 3 to a 5 in no time.
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.
I never met a book by Margaret Maron that I didn't enjoy! This is no exception. Great fun.
I read this book while I was working in a furniture store and so it was really enjoyable at the time.
It has a North Carolina setting and I love to read books about my home state.