Bootlegger's Daughter : Deborah Knott

  • by Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by C.J. Critt
  • Series: Deborah Knott
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a steamy Southern plot and a sassy new heroine, this Edgar Award-winning novel debuts an exceptional new series. Attorney Deborah Knott is North Carolina's answer to V.I. Warshawski, a legal sleuth with a knack for sniffing out the most baffling crimes. Deborah has just done the unthinkable: entered the heated race for judge of old-boy-ruled Colleton County. The only female candidate, she's busy reeling in voters and giving campaign speeches. There couldn't be a worse time for Gayle Whitehead to beg Deborah to investigate the 18-year-old unsolved murder of Gayle's mother, Janie. Gayle wants the busy attorney to poke around for any new clues the police may have missed all these years. Unlikely, thinks Deborah; until she discovers that not all the details of Janie's case made it out of confidential police files.Filled with the patter of Southern voices and populated with a cast of colorful characters, Bootlegger's Daughter expertly unwinds a funny, cunningly-crafted tale of mystery and deceit in North Carolina's backwoods.


What the Critics Say

Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner, Best Novel, 1993
"Filled with good-ole-boy pitter patter and detailed local color, the story flows smoothly." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fine start to a promising new series." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent -book

This book is a great read or listen, which ever your preference. It is the first in the series that I listened too, and it got me hooked. I love Judge Deborah Knot series and highly recommend them. While it is true there is a lot going on, it is all connected and well written that I kept finding myself going "Ah ha!" as I put the pieces together. Great for anyone who loves a good tale and likes getting lost in the story!
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- vmom

Too much liberal politics mixed in

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less of the liberal, political-correctness. I'm tired of the republican bashing.

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What about C.J. Critt’s performance did you like?

I like C.J. Critt's narration.

Any additional comments?

I wont be trying any more from this author.

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- Linellen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books