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Killer Market (Deborah Knott Mysteries) [Mass Market Paperback]

Margaret Maron
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Jan 1999 Deborah Knott Mysteries (Book 5)
In the fifth novel in the acclaimed Judge Deborah Knott series, Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning, bestselling author Margaret Maron furnishes her popular Southern sleuth with a case to die for.When Deborah Knott fills in for a district court judge in High Point, North Carolina, she has no idea that the International Home Furnishings Market, with the largest assortment of furniture and home decorations in the world, will be taking over the town while she's there. And when the son-in-law of an old law school classmate turns up dead on a pink satin loveseat -- with Deborah's handbag found at the scene of the crime -- she must table her plans, clear her name -- and find an assassin who puts his work on display.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books; Reissue edition (Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446606197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446606196
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,508,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not as enthralling as previous Deborah Knott stories, but it gives the reader another glimpse into North Carolina life and the furniture market. It is a vacation for Deborah and the reader from her day-to day life in Colleton County.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great detail 23 Jan 2003
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Maron's Southern mysteries are just terrific; from the accurate descriptions of the courtroom scenes, the "hearty" Southern food, the family, and the country, it is obvious that Maron has either lived through these experiences or has done some really good research. I started the series with this book and have gone back and forth in the series until I finished them all. This one was possibly my favorite, in that Maron posed so many possible suspects with so many possible motives that it really was hard to tell who the murderer was (although some of my friends claim that they spotted the murderer right off the bat). In any event, Maron does keep you guessing. My only complaints, and they are gentle ones, is that the chapter headings seem to have no bearing on the story itself and simply serve to bog the reader down. Additionally, it seems as though the later books in the series presuppose that the reader has read the previous ones; some characters and relationships just "appear" and are not explained in enough detail to determine their relevance to the story or to Deborah. Otherwise, an excellent book and an excellent series.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Killer Market was a great read!!! 6 Jun 1998
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Killer Market, by Margaret Maron, continues the crime solving adventures of Judge Deborah Knott. As usual, Ms. Maron, captures the essense of the South. Her dialogue is realistic, her characters are believable and interesting, and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages!! I highly recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this years ago and am still impressed. 18 Mar 2013
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The word pictures Margaret Maron paints of the people and places in the south are exceptionally detailed and put the reader right into the story.

This is the fifth in the series and finds Judge Knott in a different town where the furniture industry is holding "Market Week" where manufacturers, sales reps, buyers, advertisers and other interested parties gather for the introduction of new styles, new products and new relationships.

With the diverse characters and their convoluted relationships, one just knows that a murder is bound to happen, maybe more than one. The fact that Deborah is on hand when one is discovered, just makes it more interesting.

The characters are well developed, quirky, interesting and very believable. One can get so involved in the story that feelings of sympathy, anger, sadness and admiration for their actions easily creep into one's mind as the story progresses.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Judge Knott goes sit-com 30 Jan 1998
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Being a native North Carolinian and a lawyer, I've enjoyed reading about Judge Deborah Knott from Colleton County, but the Judge in this book was STUPID. She goes to High Point during the furniture market without a room reservation. N.C. District Court judges have access to a sec- retary who would have handled any reservation. Maron doesn't even discuss Knott staying in the home of the Judge for whom she's subbing. It is inconceivable to image a Judge sleeping on a stranger's couch. She could have slept at the courthouse. Opps, no story! So we have an implausible story with cutsy dialogue. Upon meeting someone who recognizes her, Judge Knott replies "You have the advantage of me sir". Yes, all Tar Heels speak this way, just as a District Court Judge will take up with a stranger at a mall and follow her all over High Point. Please, some- thing better next time!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the Maron series...good plot and character 12 Jan 1999
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I have read all of the Maron's and I enjoyed this was a fun and rather wicked look at the furniture/decorating world and a good plot that was not overly contrived.
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