Sunday, October 29, 2017

#MMBBR #Review #TakeOut by @MargaretMaron @HachetteUS #GrandCentralPublishing @AmazonPub




From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Margaret Maron--winner of the Edgar Award, Agatha Award, Anthony Award, and Macavity Award for her classic mystery The Bootlegger's Daughter--comes a stunning new mystery featuring NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald.

"Every Margaret Maron is a celebration of something remarkable." --New York Times Book Review

"Maron writes with wit and sophistication." --USA Today

"There's nobody better." --Chicago Tribune


NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the poisoning of two homeless men in the West Village. As she examines the mysterious deaths, Sigrid uncovers a grim neighborhood scandal surrounding two influential women: one a haughty mafia widow, the other a retired opera prima donna, both with dark secrets they've kept under wraps for decades. Was the poison really meant for the homeless men, or were they merely unintended victims as the decades-long feud between the two women comes to a head? 

And still, Sigrid can't stop wondering what brought her late lover so urgently across the country to the winding mountain road that took his life--until she meets a man who may hold the answers she seeks . . . . 

"Opening a new Margaret Maron is like unwrapping a Christmas gift." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Of today's series writers none has been more successful at weaving the bond between star and audience than Margaret Maron." --San Diego Union-Tribune



This is my first book by Maron and I really enjoyed it.  There was something about her writing style that I found to be very interesting and meaningful, as well as so very hard to put down.  I was brought into the world she created was was glad to be there.  There was so much to try to figure out and I never really knew what was going to happen next.  Her characters were some that I felt connected to.  The story was original and well plotted.  A great read and one I highly recommend. 


Margaret Maron

MARGARET MARON is the author of twenty-seven novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries (Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity), her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature and have been translated into 15 languages. She has served as president of Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers League, and Mystery Writers of America. Visit her at www.MargaretMaron.com.

A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family's century farm a few miles southeast of Raleigh, the setting for Bootlegger's Daughter, which is numbered among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. In 2004, she received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for best North Carolina novel of the year; and in 2008, the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. Her mystery novels feature District Court Judge Deborah Knott and are the pegs upon which she hangs her love and concern for the state.

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