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Winter's Child by Margaret Maron

Winter's Child

by Margaret Maron

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Series: Deborah Knott Mysteries (12)

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Deborah and the Majorare married, one month, but still a team for solving mysteries. This one involves Major's former wife and son.as well a haunted mansion. ( )
  jamespurcell | Sep 3, 2017 |
The latest (as of mid-2007) in Margaret Maron's enjoyable Deborah Knotts series.

Now married, Deborah and Dwight face several challenges, including a murder Dwight must investigate in their small North Carolina town. While involved in that investigation, the pair find out that Dwight's ex-wife, Jonna (mother of his young son Cal) has gone missing. Dwight -- and eventually Deborah -- must travel to his ex-wife's hometown to search for Jonna, and soon, Cal as well.

Very enjoyable and suspenseful novel. ( )
  justacatandabook | Mar 9, 2016 |
Dwight Bryant recieves a call from his 8 year old son Cal and when he traveks ti hus home in Shaysville, Virginia Dwight discovers that Cal's mom is missing. Dwight's new wife Deborah Knott travels up to help when Cal also disappears. Meanwhile Dwights team in North Carolina is investigating the shooting of J.D. Rouse who was hot while driving. A suspensful read that kept me going wanting to know what had happened to Cal. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
I'm not sure I'd want to be driving on the roads in the fictional Colleton County of Deborah Knott. People tend to get shot on the roads while in their cars. That's how this book starts too. But, even though that's how the novel stars, the shooting is not the main mystery in the book. That is what's happened to Joanna, Dwight's ex-wife and their son Cal.

It's quite a chase around Joanna's hometown and Dwight and then, of course, Deb search for them. And interwoven is even more family history. This time Joanna's family, as well as Deb's thoughts on her impending step-motherhood.

I really liked how Maron wrote Cal. She seemed to write him with the right combination of youth and grownup-ness. On the other hand I was a little bummed that there were fewer court scenes, but, this book was about Dwight and Cal mostly, and Deb was more like a supporting character. And as long as it was only this novel and the series won't turn into the Dwight and Cal show, this was a great novel that definitely moved the characters' stories forward. ( )
  DanieXJ | May 28, 2014 |
This book filled in some gaps in information from my jumping ahead to later books. I do like the voice of the narrator in these Margaret Maron books, as well as the North Carolina setting. I guessed one of the whodunnits earlier than usual, but it was still a good listen in the car. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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For Marilyn, Linda, Nancy, Lia, Judy, and Sue -- y'all know who and y'all know why (also the when what, where, and how).
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The call came through to the Colleton County Sheriff's Department just after sunset on a chilly Thursday evening in mid-January.
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Judge Deborah Knott and her new husband, Colleton County, N.C., chief deputy Dwight Bryant, are soon embroiled in the murder investigation. Then Dwight's eight-year-old son, Cal, who lives with his mother, Jonna, in Shaysville, Va., phones late one winter night to report that Jonna hasn't come home. Early the next morning, Dwight drives to Virginia, where Jonna reappears but later both she and Cal disappear. Meanwhile, in Colleton County, the hunt for J.D.'s killer leads to further fatalities. As the body count and suspense mount, the unflappable Deborah joins Dwight in the hunt for his missing son. And just when you think matters couldn't get worse, they most certainly do.
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It's one month after their wedding, and the future looks bright for Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant--until a disturbing call from Dwight's 8-year-old son Cal calls him back to Virginia.When he arrives, he is shocked to find that his ex-wife has left the boy alone for almost 24 hours. Worse, as Dwight tries to confront her, she takes the child and leaves town without a word. As Dwight embarks on an all-points search, Deborah hurries to his side. But will they be able to work together to decipher the ex-wife's motives--and, more importantly, will they find young Cal before he comes to harm?

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One month after her marriage to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant, judge Deborah Knott finds their union tested when Bryant's ex-wife takes flight with their eight-year-old son, forcing Bryant to launch a search for the boy before he comes to harm.

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