Great read. As usual Margaret Maron casts her spell with suspense, humor, and family strength. I have now read 6 or 7 of her books!
A great mystery about a NC judge, Deborah Knott. Lots of action and a romance, too.
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.
From the back of book:
On thing Deborah Knott knows for sure. Just when everything is going great -- up jumps the devil. In this case he's Allen Stancil, a black sheep back in North Carolina after one of the Stancil clan--rednecks all and proud of it -- gets shot to death. Then another Stancil murder makes Allen suspect number one and Deborah Knott one worried woman. She and Allen share an old secret. Now the only way she can keep it buried is to dig up the real killer, or her career -- and maybe her life -- is headed straight to hell.......
The title of this book is an old saying in the south and applies to the murderer in this mystery.I like this author and on her 6th book in the Judge Knott series.I plan to read all her books.They are very entertaining and what I call a light mystery.You learn a lot about North Carolina and southern ways.
I would rate this book as an entertaining, light read. It was not an exciting page turner but it did keep my interest. Takes place in North Carolina and since I live there it was interesting to read about some of the history.