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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST MYSTERY WRITER EVER!, June 6 1998
This review is from: Right Jack (Mass Market Paperback)
I've read each of Maron's books at least three times; the first time to read the story, and afterwards for the pleasure of visiting her characters AND rereading the story. Her scenario does not pall because you now know the ending. I've been reading mysteries for 50 years, starting with Nancy Drew, and I didn't think any writer could come up with a denouement that I hadn't figured out. Maron has surprised me every single time. And her protagonist, Lt. Sigrid Harald, plus all the secondary characters (like Sigrid's sidekick, Detective Tilden--who figures largely in "The Right Jack") are so 3-dimensional that they become valued friends. Maron's other strengths include writing well (and grammatically) so that you are not irritated in that vein. She is only a step behind Thomas Perry and Nicholas Blake in sheer writing talent, but ahead of everyone in writing a mystery with a guaranteed surprise ending that is fair and legitimate. As you gasp at the solution, you realize there are many clues sprinkled throughout the preceding pages. I found her talent for writing mysteries superior to Christie, Sayers, Rendall, James, and even Tey! I also recommend her Judge Deborah Knott mysteries; they are equally superb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery for cribbage players, Dec 25 2000
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Elizabeth B. Daykin "eabone" (Portland, Oregon) - See all my reviews
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Margaret Maron's mysteries tend to be very predictable. Generally, it doesn't take too long to figure out whodunit. This is a fun book because of the cribbage element. For cribbage players, this is a must read. This isn't the best in the series, she hasn't yet mastered suspensefullness, but it's still a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, May 10 2000
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This review is from: Right Jack (Mass Market Paperback)
I just wanted to add that I also thought this was a really good mystery. I enjoyed it very much.
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Right Jack by Margaret Maron (Mass Market Paperback - May 1 1995)
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