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Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Margaret Maron has garnered both the praise of critics and the raves of satisfied readers for her award-winning Deborah Knott series. The Indianapolis News notes that a Deborah Knott book is “more than just a mystery; it is a portrait of a place.” The Houston Chronicle compares Maron’s rich description of central North Carolina to the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and Kate Chopin. And the Raleigh News & Observer gets it exactly right when ...
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Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Series #3)

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Overview

Margaret Maron has garnered both the praise of critics and the raves of satisfied readers for her award-winning Deborah Knott series. The Indianapolis News notes that a Deborah Knott book is “more than just a mystery; it is a portrait of a place.” The Houston Chronicle compares Maron’s rich description of central North Carolina to the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and Kate Chopin. And the Raleigh News & Observer gets it exactly right when it says that the series is “like pecan pie. It leaves you wanting more.”

Now, in SHOOTING AT LOONS, we follow Judge Deborah Knott to the state’s luch Crystal Coast, where expensive yachts ride at anchor…and murders wash in on the “Down East” tide.

Asked to sit in for a hospitalized judge in gracious old Beaufort, Deborah hopes to spend a restful week at her cousin’s nearby Harkers Island cottage; but her very first clamming expedition turns up the corpse of a well-known fisherman in the shallow waters. Discovering the body puts her right in the middle of the fight between the locals who have long made their living from the sea and the new tide of well-to-do “dingbatters”: weekenders and land developers who view the coast as their personal playground and gold mine.

Deborah soon realizes that the centuries-old way of life in this isolated corner of the South is as endangered as loons and sea turtles, and the fisherman’s murder is clearly tied to the coming changes. On the bench and off, she can feel the rage and fear and greed these changes arouse.

Even so, sipping her bourbon in the fresh salt air proves beneficial for Deborah’s soul, and life at the beach takes a definite upswing when she meets a game warden who’s hunting for loon poachers. Not until a second murder occurs and a lover from her past becomes a suspect does Deborah realize she’s up to her own neck in intrigue—and dangerously close to a killer…

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014867382
  • Publisher: Maron & Company
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Series: Deborah Knott Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 65,887
  • File size: 161 KB

Meet the Author

Born and bred in North Carolina where the piedmont meets the sandhills, I grew up on a modest two-mule tobacco farm that has been in the family for over a hundred years. Tobacco is no longer grown on the farm, but the memories linger — the singing, the laughter, the gossip that went on at the bench as those rank green leaves came from the field, the bliss of an icy cold drink bottle pressed to a hot sweaty face, getting up at dawn to help “take out” a barn, the sweet smell of soft golden leaves as they’re being readied for auction. Working in tobacco is one of those life experiences I’m glad to have had. I’m even gladder that it’s something I’ll never have to do again.

After high school came two years of college until a summer job at the Pentagon led to marriage, a tour of duty in Italy, then several years in my husband’s native Brooklyn. I had always loved writing and for the first few years, wrote nothing but short stories and very bad poetry. (The legendary Ruth Cavin of St. Martin’s Press once characterized my verses as “doggerel. But inspired doggerel.”)

Eventually, I backed into writing novels about NYPD Lt. Sigrid Harald, mysteries set against the New York City art world. But love of my native state and a desire to write out of current experiences led to the creation of District Court Judge Deborah Knott, the opinionated daughter of a crusty old ex-bootlegger and youngest sibling of eleven older brothers. (I was one of only three, so no, I’m not writing about my own family.)

We’ve been back on a corner of the family land for many years now. My city-born husband discovered he prefers goldfinches, rabbits, and the occasional quiet deer to yellow cabs, concrete, and a city that never sleeps. A son, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters are icing on our cake.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Another exceptional chapter in the Deborah Knott series! As a l

    Another exceptional chapter in the Deborah Knott series! As a long-time fan of both Margaret Maron and the beautiful NC coastline, I LOVED the examination of the various issues facing the region. Not sure what the other reviewer was griping about. Very glad to see the earlier Deborah Knott mysteries being reissued as e-books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2001

    MYSTERY OR SOMETHING ELSE????

    I was disapointed in the book. I liked Bootleggers Daughter but have not really enjoyed the last two I have read. I think to much time was given to talking about the different factions and history of the place. I was surprised at the ending, but it was not what I call a real mystery. I also thought there was to many pages on sex. Not against it but did not buy the book for that purpose. Am disappointed that Judge Deborah Knott appears to go by the letter of the law but she keeps falling to bed with different men. Doesn't seem right but it appears to be the going thing. Unless you are a big, big fan of Margaret Maron I would skip this one.

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