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Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
I'd read this book soon after it first came out, but my memory was a bit hazy, and in any case my "rules" for the Edgar Best Novel project include re- ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 04, 2009
 
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
3.97
it was amazing
I'm beginning to figure out that much of what I like about Sarah Addison Allen's books is the sense of community. Her books are set in small towns, of ...more
Oct 2015
Nov 19, 2015
 
Dead in a Flash
3.83
really liked it
This is the fourth in a series of genealogical mysteries set in a small town in North Carolina. The books are narrated by Sophreena, half of a partner ...more
Oct 04, 2016
Aug 08, 2016
 
The Day of Small Things (An Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mystery #5)
4.04
it was amazing
Like those of Sharyn McCrumb, Deborah Grabien, Phillip DePoy and Erin Hart, Vicki Lane's books mix folklore and old crimes with contemporary mystery. ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Rituals of the Season (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #11)
4.05
really liked it
Judge Deborah Knott is finally getting married but, since she's marrying a law enforcement officer, even their wedding preparations are interrupted by ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 05, 2011
 
Bloody Kin
4.08
it was amazing
The author guest-blogged and mentioned this book, which preceded her Judge Deborah Knott series by a few years, but has the same setting and some of t ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 04, 2009
 
Paging the Dead (A Family History Mystery)
3.59
liked it
Kindle has realized that I like mysteries with a genealogy theme, so keeps recommending them. This was one of the better ones. The two protagonists ha ...more
May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
Southern Discomfort (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #2)
3.98
it was amazing
After I read The Bootlegger's Daughter for the first time, I read each of the Deborah Knott series as soon as I could get my hands on a book. I probab ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
The Weekenders
3.71
really liked it
I've been following Mary Kay Andrews since her mystery-writing days as Kathy Hogan Trocheck (those books, featuring Atlanta housecleaner Callahan Garr ...more
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
I generally like stories about people who take over run-down houses, hotels, resorts and make them great again, so I expected to like this book, espec ...more
Sep 2015
Nov 19, 2015
 
Relatively Dead (Carol Golden, #2)
3.33
liked it
This book, which I got for little or nothing on Kindle, is apparently a sequel to an earlier tale in which the heroine suffered from amnesia, with sev ...more
Jan 2014
Aug 02, 2014
 
A Slipping-Down Life
3.61
it was amazing
The first book of Anne Tyler's that I read, many many years ago. Loved her writing then, and still do. I bet this is still well worth reading. Highly ...more
Jan 1969
Jun 21, 2015
 
Designated Daughters (Deborah Knott Mysteries. #19)
3.89
really liked it
As this wonderful series draws to a close, Margaret Maron is again bringing a current societal problem into the story without being in any way preachy ...more
Sep 26, 2015
Oct 01, 2015
 
Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #3)
4.02
it was amazing
See my review of Southern Discomfort for comments on this series, read quite a while ago.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
The Peach Keeper
3.84
really liked it
A bit darker in tone than the author's other books; the bit of mystery made it even better for me. Fascinating and likable characters and a sense of s ...more
Nov 05, 2015
Nov 05, 2015
 
Home Fires (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #6)
4.04
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
Winter's Child (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #12)
4.02
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
Killer Market (Deborah Knott Mysteries #5)
3.93
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
High Country Fall (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #10)
4.06
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
Storm Track (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #7)
4.03
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
Uncommon Clay (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #8)
4.02
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
Slow Dollar (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #9)
4.03
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort.
not set
Oct 06, 2016
 
The Sugar Queen
3.98
it was amazing
A very enjoyable book, hard to put down, and with a (mostly) happy ending. Recommended highly if you like romance and/or domestic fiction with just a ...more
Nov 04, 2015
Nov 04, 2015
 
Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #20)
4.09
really liked it
A fitting conclusion to the wonderful Judge Deborah Knott series which began with The Bootlegger's Daughter. When a body is found on Kezzie's (Deborah ...more
Oct 22, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
 
Up Jumps the Devil (Deborah Knott Mystery, #4)
4.03
it was amazing
See review of Southern Discomfort for comments on series as a whole.
Jan 1996
Oct 06, 2016
 
The Buzzard Table (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #18)
3.89
liked it
This wasn't my favorite of the series, but even a less-favorite book by Margaret Maron is better than a lot of what's out there. The plot in this one ...more
Sep 26, 2015
Oct 01, 2015
 
First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)
3.95
really liked it
I am not entirely sure that I read Garden Spells, Allen's first book about the Waverley family, so I will probably allow myself to (re?)read it someti ...more
Aug 2015
Aug 22, 2015
 
The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Ballad, #5)
3.99
liked it
Part of a lengthy series wherein present-day crimes are paralleled with old ones that inspired ballads. One recurring character, Nora Bonesteel, has " ...more
Jan 1999
Oct 01, 2012
 
Waking Kate
3.82
really liked it
Short story prequel to Lost Lake. A good way of introducing the characters of Kate and her daughter. Recommended.
Oct 2015
Sep 14, 2015
 
Evensong
3.74
I'll probably come back to this at some point, as I like Godwin's books, but I just wasn't getting into it.
not set
Feb 13, 2013
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