Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sand Sharks ~ Book Review and Giveaway!

As a teenager I worked in a library re-shelving books, checking books in and out but I think I may have been more adept at un-shelving books as I often came across books I just had to check out for myself! Many of these were from the mystery section. I relish a good mystery whether a traditional Agatha Christie or a wonderful modern series like this Deborah Knott mystery Sand Sharks written by the award winning author Margaret Maron!
I have never read a Margaret Maron novel before Sand Sharks but would not turn down reading another! Maron's characters are believable, and she weaves a murder mystery which seems plausible and rewarding in the way the dots seem to connect so smoothly without the end being obvious! Unlike a high-flying crime drama this novel is written in the tradition of the classic mystery novel filled with analytical puzzling.
Deborah Knott, Sand Sharks' heroine, is a district court judge who is still unravelling the mysteries of being a wife and stepmother but is adept at solving other mysteries in life! While at a judges conference in the beach town of Wilmington, North Carolina Knott's opportunity to escape family life for a time and regroup becomes riddled in tensions and questions after a little known colleague is murdered. After a night of cavorting with friends Knott discovers the body and becomes embroiled in a mystery which may put her friends and herself in harms way!
Deborah Knott is a personality hard not to like and admire. She is a successful judge, attractive, down-to-earth, and intellectual but--typical of women like me--hasn't completely figured everything in life out yet! The reader is led through the novel and held fast by Deborah Knott's keen curiosity and her unwavering methodical thinking. A seamless mystery with a mellow summer setting this book is a great summer evening read!
Five Northern Mama readers will be able to sit back on their porches some late summer evening and read their free copy of Margaret Maron's Sand Sharks!
To Enter:
  • Become a Northern Mama Follower and comment on your favourite mystery novel, movie, writer, or character! {Required}

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes September 11, 2009 10:00pm CT. For details read General Giveaway Rules.


  1. I'm a follower...

    I've been a fan of Patricia Cornwell for a while (the Kay Scarpetta books) but sort of lost track once one of the major characters died in one novel then reappeared in another...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  2. I follow. One of my favorite authors is James Patterson, he writes a great mystery/thriller.

  3. Joy Fielding is one of my favourite mystery
    I am a follower and an email subscriber.

  4. I'm a follower and I love Johnathan Kellerman

  5. I like James Patterson. I love his mysteries. I like any book that is a thriller or mystery

  6. I already follow your blog.

    I read a lot of mysteries and I think my favorite mystery author is Lisa Scottoline. I've read all of her books. I've heard a few good things about Sand Sharks and I would really enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway and please count me in.


  7. I follow your blog. I am a fan of James Patterson novels. thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I follow. My problem is that I can never remember the author's names but there is one series I like set in an eastern seaboard US city where one partner is ex-army and very professional and the other is a local kid and they make a great police team.

  9. I have just become a follower of your blog.
    Mary Higgins Clark has always been my favourite mystery writer.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. I follow

    My favorite would be Sherlock Holmes

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  11. My favorite author right now is Nora Roberts...I'm reading Midnight Bayou...But I also really like Dan Brown!

    aitkens_e @

  12. I am a follower. My favorite writer is Dean Koontz. I love his stuff. I especially loved Odd Thomas and am very much looking forward to reading his frankenstein series.

    Thank you.


  13. I am a follower and right now I would have to say my favorite is Mary Higgins Clark

  14. I am a follower, fav writer is James Patterson
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  15. I'm a follower. I love any mystery. It keeps you on your toes. I liked the movie from hell which is a mystery about who did all the killings in london.

  16. i'm a follower

    i love mystery as well...favorite writer
    stephen king..

  17. My favorite author is James Patterson, or Danielle Steele!
    I am also a Northern Mama Follower!

    I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!


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