“Read the Readers Digest Condensed version. It was ok....”Gloria L wrote this review Thursday, February 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Don't you hate it when one of your favorite authors disappoints? I have never been a fan of Sigrid Harald and adding her to a Judge Knott book does not improve her. I also like Colleton county better than New York and Deborah's crazy family better than the residents and employees of a big city co-op. Oh Well, better luck next time.”Carol L wrote this review Thursday, May 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well done, but not really a Deborah Knott story, she was a minor player.”lpaulson wrote this review Tuesday, April 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very readable detective story”Verna L wrote this review Friday, March 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was fabulous having Sigrid Harald back!”lkk wrote this review Saturday, February 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another good story from the Doborah Knott series by Margaret Maron. In this one Deborah meets Sigrid Harald who is the heroine in another Maron series. ”Patsy T wrote this review Tuesday, January 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Number 17 in the series. Deborah and Dwight travel to NYC for a honeymoon after a year of marriage. A murder takes place and they work with Sigrid Harald to solve the case. Finally, a book that joins Maron's two heroines into one storyline. This is my favorite southern mystery series.”csbooklover wrote this review Friday, December 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant have been married for a year but have yet to take honeymoon. His sister-in-law has offered them her apartment in New York while her tenant is away in Europe. Part of the rental agreement was that she could use the apartment when he was away and she has given a week to Dwight and Deborah as a Christmas present. They have also been asked to deliver a package to a friend’s daughter who lives in New York.
They arrive in New York and after a series of phone calls learn that the friend’s daughter is out of the country, but her granddaughter, Sigrid Harald, a lieutenant for the NYPD, will pick up the package. But when she arrives the package is missing and the building superintendent is dead. Deborah and Dwight just can’t stand by and not get involved in the investigation. They team up with the lieutenant to catch a killer.
If the name Sigrid Harald looks familiar to fans of this author it is because she is the main character in Margaret Maron’s other series. In this book the series collide to solve this murder in the Big Apple. It was nice to see Sigrid back in action and the hint that she may be visiting Colleton County in the future.
After the last book in this series it was nice to have change of setting. Colleton County had enough drama and it was nice to have a little break. But the author adds a little mystery to remind us of the Deborah and Dwight’s North Carolina home.
Maron is an excellent storyteller and masterfully plotted a story featuring both her star characters together into this book. The New York characters were quite a change but the one that had be laughing out loud was Luna DiSimone, thinking everyone from the south had to be related, her apartment was quite interesting and the dialogues were priceless.
An array of plot twists keeps the reader on their toes and this reader was very surprised at the end.
As a fan of both series I loved this book. I think it could also be read as a stand alone, but once you get a taste of this wonderful series you will want to read them all. ”