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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (960 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: March 2017 ISBN: 9781449800390
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Ever since Bootlegger's Daughter (RB# 94326) stormed the mystery awards in 1993, Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott novels have won a dedicated following. Readers love her wise and witty heroine, intriguing plots, and charming southern country settings. Home Fires offers all this and more, as it tackles one of the contemporary South's most burning issues. When racial tension erupts in the sleepy community of Colleton County, North Carolina, Deborah is caught off guard. She is happily tending her own home fires: her simmering romance with Kidd Chapin, the house she's building on her family's land, and her campaign for reelection as district judge. But then the first black church is burned, and all of Deborah's alarms go off. Narrator C.J. Critt has received rave reviews for her performances of the Deborah Knott mysteries. Her perfect comic timing lets you fully enjoy the judge's down-home humor. Her authentic accents carry you deep into Deborah Knott's rural South to explore its rich history and current concerns. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/6/2014

    " The cast of characters and small Southern town setting are more entertaining than the actual mystery, but I'm grateful that a contractor (who I hired) recommended this series to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 12/31/2013

    " I love Judge Deborah--this is a good book in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 12/8/2013

    " Deborah works to solve a mystery involving the burning of three black churches in Colleton County. She's also building a house where she and Kidd can spend some time alone. When one body and then another turns up in the ashes of a burned church, Deborah's sleuthing takes center stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/12/2013

    " More interesting insights into race relations in a Southern small town from Maron. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 11/8/2013

    " FM In this book, Deborah Knott, the judge, investigates the burning down of black churches in her area. Intriguing mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 11/2/2013

    " Series: Deborah Knott 6, c1999 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 8/11/2013

    " This was an enjoyable audiobook, not exactly action packed, but still enjoyable. I liked the references to the Triangle area of North Carolina in this book as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 5/22/2013

    " race was central but not the raw wound of the Hambly book, much healing going on "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/18/2013

    " First book in the series that addresses racial tensions in the South. Handled very well by Maron. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/3/2013

    " I found the mystery enjoyable and felt that the social issues were handled well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amylou1977 | 12/10/2012

    " From the time she first met beautiful, brainy and black ADA Cyl DeGraffenried, Deborah Knott has wondered why she wasted her talents on Colleton County. As black churches begin to burn, she discovers the shocking answer to her questions. Named by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 1998. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt | 11/18/2012

    " good book-read in NJ visiting sister "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 11/2/2011

    " Not sure that I cared too much for the way this one ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 8/22/2011

    " Black churches are being burned and Judge Deborah Knott investigates. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 8/12/2011

    " One of my least favorite M. Maron books so far. Glad I didn't start with this one or I wouldn't have read anything else by this author. But I know this isn't the norm so I'll keep reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deena Scintilla | 7/12/2011

    " 5 th CD out of 7. Slow going since I listen only in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " race was central but not the raw wound of the Hambly book, much healing going on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deena | 11/27/2010

    " 5 th CD out of 7. Slow going since I listen only in the car. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 6/8/2010

    " This was an enjoyable audiobook, not exactly action packed, but still enjoyable. I liked the references to the Triangle area of North Carolina in this book as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 8/2/2009

    " I wanted to give this book a 3.5. It is #6 in the Deborah Knott series. This was my least favorite so far ....black church burnings in Deborah’s home town and Deborah's nephew and his friends are suspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 1/7/2009

    " FM In this book, Deborah Knott, the judge, investigates the burning down of black churches in her area. Intriguing mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/17/2008

    " Black churches are being burned and Judge Deborah Knott investigates. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amylou1977 | 6/12/2008

    " From the time she first met beautiful, brainy and black ADA Cyl DeGraffenried, Deborah Knott has wondered why she wasted her talents on Colleton County. As black churches begin to burn, she discovers the shocking answer to her questions. Named by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 1998. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamey | 4/20/2008

    " "One place the two Souths - black and white - meet is Judge Deborah Knott's courtroom."

    This is a mystery involving "a crisis of race and region and other burning issues of the heart".

    An easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/22/2007

    " More interesting insights into race relations in a Southern small town from Maron. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/3/2007

    " 6th in Deborah Knott series.

    Black churches are being torched. It turns out to be an old teacher to cover the burning on an eyesore on her property. "

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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.