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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Maron Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781449800376
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With a steamy Southern plot and a sassy new heroine, this Edgar Award winning novel debuts an exceptional new series. Attorney Deborah Knott is North Carolina's answer to V.I. Warshawski, a legal sleuth with a knack for sniffing out the most baffling crimes. Deborah has just done the unthinkable-entered the heated race for judge of old-boy-ruled Colleton County. The only female candidate, she's busy reeling in voters and giving campaign speeches. There couldn't be a worse time for Gayle Whitehead to beg Deborah to investigate the 18-year-old, unsolved murder of Gayle's mother, Janie. Gayle wants the busy attorney to poke around for any new clues the police may have missed all these years. Unlikely, thinks Deborah; until she discovers that not all the details of Janie's case made it out of confidential police files. Filled with the patter of Southern voices and populated with a cast of colorful characters, Bootlegger's Daughter expertly unwinds a funny, cunningly-crafted tale of mystery and deceit in North Carolina's backwoods. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 2/5/2014

    " Lightweight but entertaining, and Maron really knows North Carolina backwards and forwards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 1/31/2014

    " This novel won so many awards (Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, Anothy) that I was expecting something really blow you away fantastic, and it wasn't that. Maron's writing is good bordering on great, but other then in a few key spots it isn't any more then you would expect from a modern pulp detective novelist. I was truly disappointed with the plot. The book was too short, there were really no major suspects other then the one who turns out to have done it, very unsuprising ending. I liked that she wrote a woman detective who skirted the line (no pun intended) between bitchy/hardboiled/ Clintonesq and femminine. I also liked the setting, rural North Carolina, a place Maron seems to have a feel for although she occasionally writes stereotypes instead of interesting characters. I would have liked more mystery and less setting/background, but seeing as this is the first book in a series I'll forgive it. That being said, I wouldn't go out of my way to find the sequals, either. A solid B mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen McKeown | 1/17/2014

    " This was a delightful read. Interesting, believable characters and a fun mystery. I look forward to reading the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/16/2014

    " For those who like a sultry Southern mystery this is a great series. A large family, lots of cooking and a no-nonsense, sassy, Southern judge as your detective. A good series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/13/2013

    " Deborah Knott is my favorite mystery series and this the first book was a strong beginning to a series that gets better with every book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maralee | 12/9/2013

    " This is the first in a series of murder mysteries featuring a smart funny female judge whose family status and southern roots get her involved in lots of excitement. Colorful characters abound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/3/2013

    " Maron is never great but is an easy enjoyable read. And I like that she writes about North Carolina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 11/15/2013

    " Woohoo - another fantastic female sleuth! Maron is a local writer, so it's an extra bonus that the books take place in NC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Urban | 11/11/2013

    " Very evocative, convincing setting, interesting main character. This is the first in the series, and I lookforward to the rest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanette | 9/10/2013

    " Just could not get into this book. The first chapter almost put me to sleep. Way too much detail at the beginning "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/2/2013

    " One of the best mystery I've ever read! A true whodunit! I didn't figure out who did it until I was near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/20/2013

    " I have never read any books by M Maron. Thanks Holly & Sharon for rec. her. I started with the first in the Deborah Knott mystery series and am now a fan. Can't wait to get my hands on another one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petula Darling | 3/4/2013

    " This was ok - no real complaints, but it never really grabbed me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Ward | 2/8/2013

    " This is the first in a series, and you really need to start at the beginning. Deborah is a judge, and she happens into a lot of stuff. These take place in NC in a "town" near Cary/Raleigh. Great books, and I'm anxiously anticipating the next in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/8/2012

    " A friend recommended this series to me, and I can tell already that I'm going to enjoy getting to know Deborah Knott, her 11 brothers, and especially her bootleggin' daddy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindyseau | 3/19/2012

    " This is the first in a series of easy detective novels with a woman judge/detective in a southern setting. This book left me wanting more, so I have read the entire series of Deborah Knott novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Snell | 3/5/2012

    " A down home North Carolina mystery with good characters and plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 10/29/2011

    " This is the first of the Deborah Knott mysteries, all of which I have enjoyed. Maron tells a good tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 5/12/2011

    " The first in a series. I will probably read the rest of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 4/7/2011

    " A friend recommended this series to me, and I can tell already that I'm going to enjoy getting to know Deborah Knott, her 11 brothers, and especially her bootleggin' daddy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Hard to warm up to lead, telegraphed ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 3/29/2011

    " Another genre read for my RA class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/27/2011

    " Maron is never great but is an easy enjoyable read. And I like that she writes about North Carolina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 3/24/2011

    " The first of a series I somehow missed until 2009. I did not read them in order but enjoyed each immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerrie | 3/20/2011

    " Anything written by Margaret Maron is great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 3/2/2011

    " After a VERY slow start, I actually ended up enjoying this book. I am going to read the second book in the series to see if that one is better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 2/17/2011

    " Enjoyed this book and the reader since I listened to it on CD. I've lived in the south, a couple of different times, so understand the issues. Margaret loves the south and does a nice job of depicting the issues inside a fun story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 2/5/2011

    " I loved this book. Very good with the spin on who did the murder in the town! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmie | 1/28/2011

    " This is a great debut for a great new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/10/2011

    " I really like this multi-faceted character. My husband did too when we listened to one of the later books while on a trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 12/26/2010

    " Series I will not bother to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/16/2010

    " One of the best mystery I've ever read! A true whodunit! I didn't figure out who did it until I was near the end. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron is the author of more than twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries, including the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity, her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature. A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family’s country farm a few miles from Raleigh.

About the Narrator

C. J. Critt is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, poetry slams, and solo shows. Hailed “Spoken Word Queen” by the Dallas Observer, Critt is a produced writer-director, an Audie nominee, and a CableACE Award winner.