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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: C. J. Critt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Deborah Knott Mysteries Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781449800420
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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. 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 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 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 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 Wendy | 1/22/2014

    " Becoming one of my favorite local authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/20/2014

    " takes the long way around the block to get to conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Weir | 1/6/2014

    " A change of scene is refreshing. Smoothly and enchantingly managed language representation. This is really more about people, regions and relationships than courtroom drama, but good arguments for laws (and against them) are threaded through court, action and Knott's thoughts. I really enjoyed the poetic chapter headers selected for this title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 1/6/2014

    " Excellent! No matter the book of this series, I always learn something new, besides how people do each other in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 1/3/2014

    " good mystery, local color, large family "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 12/25/2013

    " Judge Deborah Knott, filling in for another judge in North Carolina, finds herself in the middle of a battle between fishermen and ecologists. Along the way, she discovers 2 dead bodies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/15/2013

    " Series: Deborah Knott 3, c1994 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/4/2013

    " Judge Deborah Knott fills in for a hospitalized judge on North Carolina's Crystal Coast and is involved with murder of fisherman, Andy Byner and Linville Pope. Nice description of fishing industries in that area. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Stone | 11/30/2013

    " I love the Deborah Knott mystery series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 8/22/2013

    " These books make riding a monotonous tractor around and around so much easier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 5/4/2013

    " "A Deborah Knott Mysters." Here we find a little too too much about fishing for a living vs. tourist fishing, but still these stories move right along. I love the character's inner voices, one what she really thinks and the other more moderate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/29/2013

    " Third in Judge Deborah Knott series. The Judge nearly gets herself killed by a poacher while sitting in for a hospitalized judge in a district on the coast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Elek | 2/2/2013

    " Always a good mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/30/2013

    " #3 Debra Knot, better than first 2 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 5/5/2012

    " I just started reading this author in the past year. And since there is a main character (Judge Deborah Knott) I decided to read them in order (and there are over 15 or more). This one was written in 1994, so it's fun to read a story lacking all of today's technology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 1/10/2012

    " This is my favorite Deborah Knott book yet. I'm really getting into the series now and enjoying the mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 11/8/2011

    " Fun because it takes place locally in Carteret County, so has lots of familiar stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 10/8/2011

    " My favorite of the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2011

    " I think this is one of her earlier books and I almost closed it without finishing it. However, solving the murder won out and I did finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/28/2011

    " I am still working my way through this series. Love the real view of Southern life. Love the humor. "

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

    " #3 Debra Knot, better than first 2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 7/29/2009

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberlyn | 7/23/2009

    " Light mystery... conservationist vs. recreational fishermen in the industry. unpredictable, little gore. Characters were excellent in the Carolina setting. Good easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/30/2008

    " Judge Deborah Knott fills in for a hospitalized judge on North Carolina's Crystal Coast and is involved with murder of fisherman, Andy Byner and Linville Pope. Nice description of fishing industries in that area. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 8/3/2008

    " good mystery, local color, large family
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/15/2008

    " I think this is one of her earlier books and I almost closed it without finishing it. However, solving the murder won out and I did finish it. "

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

    " loved it!!!

    Judge Deborah Knott goes down to the coast of North Carolina to hold court. In addition to murder, she also discovers a decidedly attractive game warden hiding under the porch of her beach cottage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/29/2008

    " I am still working my way through this series. Love the real view of Southern life. Love the humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/6/2008

    " I love the Deborah Knott mystery series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/24/2008

    " Fun because it takes place locally in Carteret County, so has lots of familiar stuff "

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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.