Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries)

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Judge Knott agrees to fill in for a colleague in Beaufort, North Carolina, a picturesque fishing village replete with a corpse. Before she can find out if the fisherman's death is an accident or murder, Deborah is confronted with some business from her own past--when another murder occurs and a former lover is accused. National ads/media.

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MARGARET MARON grew up on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she returned to her North Carolina roots with her artist-husband, Joe, she began a series based on her own background. The first book, Bootlegger's Daughter, became a Washington Post best-seller that swept the major mystery awards for its year and is among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Later Deborah Knott novels Up Jumps the Devil, Storm Track, and Three-Day Town each won the Agatha Award for Best Novel. In 2008, Maron received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. And in 2013, The Mystery Writers of America celebrated Maron's contributions to the mystery genre by naming her a Grand Master-an honor first bestowed on Agatha Christie. In 2016, she was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. To find out more about the author, you can visit MargaretMaron.com. Ebooks are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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“What makes this novel special is Maron’s ability to bring this web of conflicts to subtle, vivid life.”  (Kirkus Reviews)

 “Maron constructs a tight mystery, peoples it with an original cast and powerfully evokes her Outer Banks setting.”  (Publishers Weekly)

 “Her Carolina characters are enchanting, but for recreating the Old South, no one tops her evocations of lavender blossoms, salty sea air, and wisteria that is ‘drop-dead’ gorgeous.”  (Chicago Sun-Times)

 “Maron writes in a quietly ecstatic manner about the natural beauty of her sea-swept setting and the eccentricities of its insular residents, whom she calls ‘prickly as sea urchins and suspicious as hermit crabs.’”  (The New York Times)

"Maron evokes environments with great detail and insight . . .it is not superficial and the reader gets to know the town and the social gradations very well." (Los Angeles Times)

"Deborah Knott is no alienated Philip Marlowe. She is a modern, believable, single professional woman with a blind spot or two, small vanities, intelligence to spare, and a self-mocking voice that quickly endears her to the reader. Knott's costar . . .is North Carolina herself, which Maron renders with the considerable humor, affection, and clear-eyed understanding she brings to her heroine." (Atlanta Journal/Constitution)

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