Three-Day Town (Deborah Knott Series #17)
  • Three-Day Town (Deborah Knott Series #17)
  • Three-Day Town (Deborah Knott Series #17)

Three-Day Town (Deborah Knott Series #17)

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by Margaret Maron
     
 

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Three-Day Town is the winner of the Agatha award for best novel.

After a year of marriage, Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. January might not be the perfect time to take a bite of the Big Apple, but Dwight's sister-in-law has arranged for them to stay in her Upper West Side

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Three-Day Town is the winner of the Agatha award for best novel.

After a year of marriage, Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. January might not be the perfect time to take a bite of the Big Apple, but Dwight's sister-in-law has arranged for them to stay in her Upper West Side apartment for a week.

Deborah had been asked to deliver a package to Lieutenant Sigrid Harald of the NYPD from Sigrid's Colleton County grandmother. But when the homicide detective comes to pick it up, the package is missing and the building's super is found murdered. Now despite their desire to enjoy a blissful winter getaway, Deborah and Dwight must team up with Lt. Harald to catch the killer before he strikes again.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Maron’s charming 17th Deborah Knott mystery (after 2010’s Christmas Mourning) takes the North Carolina judge and her husband of one year, Dwight Bryant, to New York City for a belated honeymoon. They bear an unusual gift, a small bronze sculpture, for photojournalist Anne Lattimore Harald from Anne’s dying mother, wealthy Jane Lattimore, who’s a distant cousin of Deborah’s. Deborah arranges to meet Anne’s daughter, NYPD Lt. Sigrid Harald, who will pick up the gift, at a large party next door to the Manhattan apartment that an absent friend is letting the couple use. When Sigrid and Deborah return to the borrowed apartment, the sculpture is missing from the kitchen counter; worse, the dead body of the building’s super is lying on the balcony. Could someone from the party be responsible for the theft and the murder? Deborah, with her inveterate curiosity, assists Sigrid, last seen in her own series in 1995’s Fugitive Colors, in the official investigation. This is a strong addition to a series that’s won Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. (Nov.)
Booklist
"[A] winning entry and a fine holiday mystery."
imainlinefiction.blogspot.com on THREE-DAY TOWN
" This book has plenty of suspense and the characters are well done. One of Ms. Maron's strengths is the believability of her characters. They add to the story and don't distract the reader with useless red herrings. As usual, the interplay between Dwight and Deborah is wonderfully romantic even in the midst of a murder. I have to say that I will be glad to see them back home in the next book. I just love the family dynamics and the southern ambiance in these books. Can't wait for the next book in the series!!"
http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/dec/04/take-your-pick-of-exciting-thrillers/ on THREE-DAY TOWN
"You can't go wrong with a Deborah Knott novel from Margaret Maron."
From the Publisher
"Dwight's obsession with New York gourmet delights and Deborah's passion for stylish, impractical footwear are charming, but Sigrid's slow but steady police work carries the day. Fans who have hankered for Deborah and Sigrid to find themselves in the same story will be charmed."—Kirkus on THREE-DAY TOWN"

This is a strong addition to a

series that's won Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards."—Publishers Weekly on THREE-DAY TOWN

On Christmas Mourning:
"[Maron] plots like a modern-day Christie, but the North Carolina charm is all her own."—Kirkus"

Warm and authentic family relationships are the heart of this evergreen series."—Publishers Weekly"

[A] winning entry and a fine holiday mystery."—Booklist"

This book has plenty of suspense and the characters are well done. One of Ms. Maron's strengths is the believability of her characters. They add to the story and don't distract the reader with useless red herrings. As usual, the interplay between Dwight and Deborah is wonderfully romantic even in the midst of a murder. I have to say that I will be glad to see them back home in the next book. I just love the family dynamics and the southern ambiance in these books. Can't wait for the next book in the series!!"—imainlinefiction.blogspot.com on THREE-DAY TOWN"

You can't go wrong with a Deborah Knott novel from Margaret Maron."—http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/dec/04/take-your-pick-of-exciting-thrillers/ on THREE-DAY TOWN

Library Journal
Judge Deborah Knott's (Christmas Mourning) honeymoon in New York City is tainted by murder. It's always good to see our favorites in new venues, even if it turns out to be a busman's holiday.
Kirkus Reviews
When Series Collide: Judge Deborah Knott meets NYPD Lt. Sigrid Harald. Having delayed their honeymoon for over a year, Deborah Knott and her husband, Colleton County Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant (Christmas Mourning, 2010, etc.), finally head off to Manhattan, where they've been loaned an apartment on the Upper West Side. One of Deborah's distant kinfolk asks her to deliver a small, hefty package to homicide cop Sigrid Harald's mom. But when Sigrid comes to claim it, a beach-party-in-January is raging in the co-op next door, guests are roaming the halls and the package has gone missing, along with some valuable antique boxes. Oddly, a papier maché Mexican cat has been left in their place. More oddly and much worse, the building super is lying dead on the minuscule balcony. Dwight begins making a list of the partygoers while Sigrid calls on reinforcements from the precinct and Deborah tactfully labors to explain what was in the box from the South. The pace picks up when an art curator whom blizzard conditions have stranded in the extra bedroom in Deborah and Dwight's borrowed apartment recognizes the contents as one of sculptor Al Streichert's valuable maquettes, an erotic, racist preliminary model for a major piece of work. One of the building's elevator operators runs off. The son of the co-op board's chairman disappears. Questioning discloses that there's a kleptomaniac in the building; a couple about to be evicted; and security problems with some of the locks. Like many a nosy heroine before her, Deborah lands in the villain's clutches, almost adding to the death total. Dwight's obsession with New York gourmet delights and Deborah's passion for stylish, impractical footwear are charming, but Sigrid's slow but steady police work carries the day. Fans who have hankered for Deborah and Sigrid to find themselves in the same story will be charmed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446555784
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/21/2011
Series:
Deborah Knott Series, #17
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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