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Shooting At Loons

Shooting At Loons

(1994)
(The third book in the Judge Deborah Knott series)
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Margaret Maron has garnered both the praise of critics and the raves of satisfied readers for her award-winning Deborah Knott series. The Indianapolis News notes that a Deborah Knott book is "more than just a mystery; it is a portrait of a place." The Houston Chronicle compares Maron's rich description of central North Carolina to the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and Kate Chopin. And the Raleigh News & Observer gets it exactly right when it says that the series is "like pecan pie. It leaves you wanting more."

Now, in SHOOTING AT LOONS, we follow Judge Deborah Knott to the state's luch Crystal Coast, where expensive yachts ride at anchor...and murders wash in on the "Down East" tide.

Asked to sit in for a hospitalized judge in gracious old Beaufort, Deborah hopes to spend a restful week at her cousin's nearby Harkers Island cottage; but her very first clamming expedition turns up the corpse of a well-known fisherman in the shallow waters. Discovering the body puts her right in the middle of the fight between the locals who have long made their living from the sea and the new tide of well-to-do "dingbatters": weekenders and land developers who view the coast as their personal playground and gold mine.

Deborah soon realizes that the centuries-old way of life in this isolated corner of the South is as endangered as loons and sea turtles, and the fisherman's murder is clearly tied to the coming changes. On the bench and off, she can feel the rage and fear and greed these changes arouse.

Even so, sipping her bourbon in the fresh salt air proves beneficial for Deborah's soul, and life at the beach takes a definite upswing when she meets a game warden who's hunting for loon poachers. Not until a second murder occurs and a lover from her past becomes a suspect does Deborah realize she's up to her own neck in intrigue - and dangerously close to a killer...

(Cover by Paper Moon Graphics)

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Margaret Maron's Shooting At Loons


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Hardback Editions

October 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Shooting at Loons
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0747211752 / 9780747211754 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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June 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0892964472 / 9780892964475 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Paperback Editions

October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Shooting at Loons (A Judge Deborah Knott mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0747247684 / 9780747247685 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

June 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0446404241 / 9780446404242 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

November 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: Shooting at Loons (Wheeler Large Print Book)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1568950837 / 9781568950839 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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Audio Editions

2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Shooting at Loons
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1436120543 / 9781436120548 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Shooting at Loons (AUDIOBOOK) [CD] (Deborah Knott mystery series, Book 3)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1436119782 / 9781436119788 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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April 2004 : UK Audible edition
Title: Shooting at Loons (Unabridged)
Author(s): Margaret Maron

Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Shooting at Loons
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0788706659 / 9780788706653 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Shooting At Loons (A Deborah Knott Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Margaret Maron

Publisher: Maron and Company
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