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Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron
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Christmas Mourning (2010)

by Margaret Maron

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Series: Deborah Knott Mysteries (16)

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Not up to Maron's usual standards...simplistic ploy, no character development, and the cast of characters is like reading the early chapters of the Bible...way to many names of people who are doing absolutely nothing, but decorating the scenery. I like Judge Deborah Knott, but this book, must've been written to raise some quick Christmas cash for the author. ( )
  debs913 | Apr 2, 2016 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
I don't really read these Deborah Knott mysteries for the mystery anymore. Not because the mysteries are bad. Generally, and the one in Christmas Mourning is no different, the mysteries are superb and some of the most well crafted I've ever read. But, I can read a million different mysteries, this series is the only place that I can read the awesome story lines of Deb Knott, her crazy awesome extended family, her hilarious friends and even her Dwight Bryant and his son Cal. It's the subplots, like why in the world Cal suddenly is calling Deb 'she, 'her' etc instead of Deborah. That's the kind of filler for the mystery that makes the story just leap off the page.

The mystery is the story of a teen named Mallory, a senior in high school, a popular cheerleader, who crashes her car in a one car crash. Lots of theories get explored throughout the novel and the ending, while not exactly horribly surprising, was a good ending.

All in all it was another Maron gem. Now comes the real hard part of the Margaret Maron books. Waiting for the next one to be created and published. ( )
  DanieXJ | Dec 3, 2013 |
While not my favorite Margaret Maron book, I still enjoyed it a good bit. As usual, love the North Carolina setting, and the narrator was good. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
It is such fun to spend time in Colton County with Judge Deborah Knott, her Deputy Sheriff Dwight, his son Cal and her extended family of Knott's that are spread across the county and the country.

This book starts with a tragedy when a young woman about to graduate from high school is killed in an automobile accident. Or was it? On a seemingly unrelated thread two young men are found shot to death in their front yard.

As usual Deborah tries to stay our of Dwight's investigation but her extended family and friends network give her hints and assistance to unravel the deaths. She doesn't do as much hands-on investigating this time but it is fascinating how her "network" works.

Looking forward to the next in the series. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Marley was dead to begin with.

—A Christmas Carol,
Charles Dickens
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Nancy and Jim Olson,
for thirty years of friendship and support
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"—which means I can usually adjourn around five o'clock.
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It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can discover why she died.
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It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can discover why she died.

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North Carolina judge Deborah Knott and her husband Deputy Dwight Bryant are looking forward to Christmas until a traffic fatality turns out not to be an accident.

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