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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (945 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 Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781461847144
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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 supervisor 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a strong addition to a series that's won Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A winning entry and a fine holiday mystery.”

    Booklist

  • “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 Reviews

  • “Critt has the timing, tone, and attitudes of the characters down pat.”

    AudioFile

  • Selected for the December 2011 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

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

    " Maron brings her two characters together in this mystery set in NYC. I've only read one of the Sigrid Harold series, and prefer the Deborah Knott set-in-the-south series. Interesting but not one of the best in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 1/22/2014

    " After finding out about this book that pairs Judge Deborah Knott with Sigrid in NYC I couldn't wait to read it. Glad I got it from the library. Not one of her best efforts. "

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

    " A fun and satisfying read, as always with this series. This one seems to be spinning off a new set of characters, which was cool. Fresh blood and all... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Schenkel | 12/26/2013

    " Not my favorite Deborah Knott book but probably because there is not enough Deborah in it. Deborah and her husband take a trip to New York and the super of their building is killed in their apartment. Too many characters and not many distinguishing characteristics made this one a little dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg Benjamin | 12/15/2013

    " Interesting mixture of voices and POV. Maron brings her two series--Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott--together seamlessly. I have some quibbles with the ending, but overall a good addition to both series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 11/28/2013

    " This novel, unlike all the other novels of the Deborah Knott series is set in New York City. The time is January and a snowstorm has encased the city, but murder continues. Maron also wrote a series set in New York with Sigrid Harald as the main character. Maron penned the last Sigrid mystery in 1995, but this novel seems to predict the reemergence of Sigrid. Sigrid seems the main character of this novel. Sigrid leads the police investigation, while Deborah and Dwight seem to be by-standers. The Southern format is replaced by the fast-paced format of New York. The crime does not linger for days, but is quickly solved. Maron appears to be following Michael Connelly's scheme of intertwining figures from different series. While Connelly's grouping works, Maron's meetings seem stilted and flat. The story seemed boring and not climatic, even though some of the characters were quirky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lweslock | 11/27/2013

    " I liked this okay. I guess I just prefer Judge Deborah with her crazy family in North Carolina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/24/2013

    " This was so terrific! I loved the combining of Deborah and Sigrid on Sigrids's turf. All the characterization was strong, as you expect from Maron, and the plot was a doozy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora-adrienne | 11/23/2013

    " What can I say, it's another great Judge Knott mystery with the added help of Lt. Sigrig Haralson. Need I say more? I love the blending of the characters and hope we will be seeing more of Sigrig again in the future. "

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

    " The juxtaposition of Sigrid and Deborah was interesting. I wish Dwight had had a greater role. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 11/10/2013

    " I got this book for free at my library's book club, mainly to give it to my mom. No stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly Hobbs | 11/1/2013

    " Not one of Margaret Maron's best. I usually like her books much better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nat | 10/22/2013

    " Interesting mix of Maron's characters from two different series. This book was more Sigrid Harald than Deborah Knott. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 10/15/2013

    " A seamless combination of two solid series: Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott, the Carolina's meet NYC. I'll continue wishing for more Sigrid Harald novels, but this was filled in the emptiness a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 10/9/2013

    " Finished yesterday. What a great story. Deborah and Dwight go to NYC for their honeymoon....a year late and a body turns up in their appt. As always, Margaret Maron tells a great story in fine style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/5/2013

    " Maron is a comfortable read. I like her characters, but, again, I feel like I am beginning to read the same thing over and over. Nevertheless,it is a great respite from the heavy stuff! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Frances | 7/15/2013

    " I usually love these books, and it was interesting to read one that links the author's two main protagonists, but overall I found the book lack0luster and not up to her usual standards. I read very few mystery series, and am disappointed to see this one slip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Clark | 7/15/2013

    " Judge Deborah Knott meets Lt Sigrid Harald in this mystery set in NYC. I haven't read Maron's Sigrid Harald books, so I wasn't familiar with her character. Deborah's oversized family played a smaller role in this book than usual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 5/24/2013

    " How can two people possibly get into so much trouble? Some honeymoon in NYC. I did miss the family back in North Carolina. Hopefully #18 of this series will be better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Murray | 3/29/2013

    " Fast paced and entertaining, as nearly all the books in this series are. A few inconsistencies and irrelevancies that occurred to me after reading, but they're not significant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 12/27/2012

    " Book was ok, but not up to usual standards...I kept up with all the characters until somewhere about 3/4 in, and then, the workers at the condo kind of all melted together.....maybe I was just up too late reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 12/23/2012

    " I gave this one a poor rating because it did not take place in Arkansas like the others. They went to New York. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 10/28/2012

    " 4 star not so much for the mystery as for the chance to see Sigrid again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Alden | 10/5/2012

    " So much fun to see what Sigrid thinks of Deborah and what Deborah thinks of Sigrid! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nell | 7/29/2012

    " Maron adds her Sigrid Harald character to this Deborah Knott novel. She sounds interesting; maybe I'll try one of that series and see how she holds up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shan Walks | 4/2/2012

    " This wasn't one of Maron's best efforts. It seemed to be specifically for setting up future novels that connected characters from her different series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/1/2012

    " It took me a little bit to get into because I've only read Maron's Deborah Knott series, and not her Sigrid Harald series, but this is now one of my absolute favorites of hers. Well-worth the read. "

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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.