Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Series #3)

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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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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.

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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott, introduced in the multiple award-winning Bootlegger's Daughter , returns in her third adventure in as many years. Maron constructs a tight mystery, peoples it with an original cast and powerfully evokes her Outer Banks setting, but dry issues of civil law drag at the narrative. Deborah, filling in for an ailing judge at the Carteret County courthouse, stays in her cousin's waterside cottage and, while clamming, finds the body of the president of the Independent Fishers Alliance, shot in the chest. The murder quickly involves her in local conflicts among commercial fishermen, upstate sportsmen, land developers and conservationists. Real estate mogul Linville Pope, with an eye on the half-billion-dollar tourist industry, wants to buy the Neville Fishery property owned by the wife of a local judge. When Pope turns up dead, dressed in the colors of the endangered loon, suspects range from the judge, whose hands might be dirty, to a crusty islander who is--illegally--building a boat on Pope's property. Deborah discovers corpses, reads dull files for clues and falls for a local cop, but she doesn't determine the killer until she's looking down the barrel of a .22 rifle. In this drama, she's more a passive participant than a catalyst. (June)
Library Journal
District Court Judge Deborah Knott, a native North Carolinian, looks forward to filling in for a sick colleague at the Harker's Island courthouse. But on her first fishing trip after arriving on the island, she discovers the body of an old fisherman known to her since childhood. Without taking much action, Knott learns of a motive for the murder: the victim's opposition to an environmentally damaging development scheme. The down-home prose flows well, spiced by Judge Knott's wit, charm, and extended family as well as by references to the local food and drink. A highly recommended work from the author of Southern Discomfort (LJ 5/1/93).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788706653
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Deborah Knott Series , #3
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Margaret Maron
Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron grew up on a farm near Raleigh and lived in Brooklyn for many years. Returning to her North Carolina roots prompted Marcia to write a series based on her own background, the first of which, BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER, was a Washington Post bestseller and swept the major mystery awards for 1993. DEATH'S HALF ACRE is the fourteenth book in the acclaimed Deborah Knott series. Visit her website at margaretmaron.com.

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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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  • Posted December 29, 2014

    Recommended

    Deborah is on the move, she is at the beach, the murder had some interesting twists and turns but I missed her family.

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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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