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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Maron Narrator: CJ Crit Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the pen of the Edgar Award-winning author of Bootlegger's Daughter and Southern Discomfort flows a tale of mystery, money, and murder on the Outer Banks. Populated with colorful, richly drawn characters, Margaret Maron's latest novel captures the flavor of life in rural North Carolina. Arriving in Carteret County to fill in for a sick colleague, Judge Deborah Knott finds herself in the thick of battles between sport and commercial fishermen and between old and new money. It is Deborah's bad fortune to discover the body of Andy Bynum, a retired waterman respected by all sides. With no obvious suspects in the murder, Deborah must find the killer in a place where people shoot at loons, sea turtles, and their neighbors.

C.J. Critt's skillful narration brings Deborah Knott to life, as the judge-detective searches for the truth in her quiet but determined way. Shooting at Loons is Margaret Maron at her suspenseful best.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joyce Lagow | 2/17/2014

    " The third in the Deborah Knott series, Shooting at Loons takes place on Harker's Island, North Carolina. As usual, Maron takes a social issue and makes it personal to her characters. In this case, it's the clash among many groups who use the coastal resources--shrimpers, clammers, fisherman, environmentalists, sports fishermen, tourist industry. Maron gives a really good picture of a way of life that is in danger of dying out; there are very good descriptions of the people and culture of Harker's Island, all integrated into the investigation of the murder of a prominent businessman/resident. The title of the book is a pointed referrence to that culture, in which stewed loon is a delicacy and the islanders resent the protection given to the loons. [return][return]Maron takes no sides in the argument over use of resrouces but does a beautiful job of showing ALL sides, not an easy task.[return][return]This instalment also introduces Kidd Chapin, game warden, as Knott's romantic interest.[return][return]The murder mystery itself is well done and builds to a nice climax. As usual, good writing and believable characters in a well-defined North Carolina setting--all Maron trademarks in this series. [return][return]Chapter headings are verses from hymns taken from Gospel Hymns: Nos. 1 to 6, by Ira Sankey, james McGranahan and George Stebbins, copyright in 1895. Each hymn uses the sea or sailing as metaphor. [return][return]Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/29/2014

    " Judge Deborah Knott goes to the beach--Beaufort, Morehead City, Harker's Island. As always, wonderful descriptions of landscape and local character, stories funny and poignant from Judge Knott's days in court, and a good mystery. Good exposition of the points of view of conflicting interest groups relating to coastal management issues. Perhaps my favorite so far in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marti | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this one a lot. I didn't have any luck figuring out the killer but I did figure out a couple of parts of the mystery... I like how the main character is becoming more faceted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy | 1/22/2014

    " Becoming one of my favorite local authors. "

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