Somehow, a couple new releases snuck by me and I’m behind in one of my favorite series, so I grabbed the next one and just finished THREE DAY TOWN by Margaret Maron.
From the description:
After a year of marriage, Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. January might not be the perfect time to take a bite of the Big Apple, but Dwight’s sister-in-law has arranged for them to stay in her Upper West Side apartment for a week.
Deborah had been asked to deliver a package to Lieutenant Sigrid Harald of the NYPD from Sigrid’s Colleton County grandmother. But when the homicide detective comes to pick it up, the package is missing and the building’s super is found murdered. Now despite their desire to enjoy a blissful winter getaway, Deborah and Dwight must team up with Lt. Harald to catch the killer before he strikes again.
This is the seventeenth in Maron’s Judge Deborah Knott series. It’s also the first time Deborah has crossed paths with Maron’s other series detective, Lieutenant Sigrid Harald. Fans have been asking when the two can intersect and Maron managed it beautifully. I’ve read all the Deborah Knott books but only the first in the Sigrid Harald series, so I may not be the best qualified fan to cast a vote.
Maron lived in New York for many years and her love for the city and her knowledge of its quirks shines through the pages of this story.
THREE-DAY TOWN is a worthy addition to both Deborah’s and Sigrid’s stories. I enjoyed it a lot. Maron writes traditional “fair play” novels and this one is no exception. The clues are played fairly and the culprit is a surprise, but not without reason.
Now I get to read the next one in the series, THE BUZZARD TABLE. Ironic considering this picture I took across the street from our house a couple of days ago.