Uncommon Clay : Deborah Knott

  • by Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by C.J. Critt
  • Series: Deborah Knott
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Margaret Maron, winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards, has reached renowned success with the Deborah Knott Mystery series. Uncommon Clay delves into the intriguing world of the Nordans, a deep-rooted family of talented yet cursed North Carolina potters. Judge Knott is filling in for another judge who suffered a mild stroke. When she decrees that the divorcing Nordan couple split their valuable earthenware collection, the husband winds up dead, in his own kiln! Many people have motives and the clay wheel swirls with suspects. C.J. Critt's narration heightens the suspense in this family's story of long-time grudges, murder, unbearable pain, and loss. This exciting novel is as rich as the red clay pottery of North Carolina.


What the Critics Say

"An exceptionally gripping tale of hate, jealousy and murder." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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The Judge Knot series is well written. the characters are well formed, after reading just one Judge Knot book you feel you know the county and people, after a couple, you would swear they true exist and you have met them in person.
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- vmom

A fun book to listen to.

In book eight of the series, Judge Knott is a visiting Judge to a neighboring county. She is overseeing a divorce trial of two famous local potters who have been married for twenty-five years. The case is very complicated; then, James, the husband, is murdered.

Maron has her usual down home wit and humor in the “who-done it” story. Maron did a great deal of research about the world of potting and clays to write this story. The author’s portrayal of human relationships raises the novel above the usual fare in the genre.

Maron writes a great mystery, her books are fun to read plus I always learn something new about a North Carolina industry. Last time it was about the furniture industry, this time pottery. C. J. Critt does an excellent job narrating this series.
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- Jean

Book Details

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