- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (June 27 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455567353
- ISBN-13: 978-1455567355
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #551,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Margaret Maron is one of those authors whose devoted fans would follow them anywhere."―The New York Times
"Excellent...If this is indeed Maron's final book, as she has announced, she is quitting while still in top form."―Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
"Maron's series finale and last book ends her distinguished writing career on a high note. Her many fans will enjoy this while wiping away tears of farewell."―Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
"Every Margaret Maron is a celebration of something remarkable."―New York Times Book Review
"Maron writes with wit and sophistication."―USA Today
"[V]ery satisfying. If we must leave Sigrid Harald, this is the way to do it."―LA Review of Books
"Sigrid Harald is smart, efficient, and sympathetic."―Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
"There's nobody better."―Chicago Tribune
"Opening a new Margaret Maron is like unwrapping a Christmas gift."―Cleveland Plain Dealer
"You read a Maron mystery for the rich back stories of her main characters as much as for the whodunit, and she doesn't disappoint here."―The News & Observer
About the Author
MARGARET MARON grew up in the country near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she and her artist husband returned to the farm that had been in her family for a hundred years, she began a series based on her own background. The first book, Bootlegger's Daughter, became a Washington Post bestseller that swept the major mystery awards for its year-winning the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards for Best Novel-and is among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Later Deborah Knott novels Up Jumps the Devil, Storm Track, and Three-Day Town each also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel. Margaret is also the author of the Sigrid Harald series of detective novels. In 2008, Maron received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the highest civilian honor the state bestows on its authors. And in 2013, the Mystery Writers of America celebrated Maron's contributions to the mystery genre by naming her a Grand Master-an honor first bestowed on Agatha Christie. To find out more about her, you can visit MargaretMaron.com.
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It wasn't hard to get into the book, despite being book nine in a series that I previously didn't know a thing about. Vice versa, to be honest, I felt right from the start that this was a book just for me. I liked Sigrid Harald (One of the reasons I was curious to read this book her Scandinavian name), she's a tough cop, but the loss of her lover, Oscar Nauman, one year previously still rattles her. Especially when she learns something unexpected concerning Oscar Nauman in this book.
Then we have the murder of the two homeless men in West Village. I liked the case, the secrets the murders uncovered among the people that were interviewed and those among them that had a connection to either of the men. There are a lot of people in the book, but still, it wasn't so hard to keep track of them after a while.
Take Out turned out to be an excellent mystery book and I'm eager to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series.
Maron gives us some clues, but the story only wraps up nicely with the unveiling of the crucial information at the conclusion.
Thank you GoodReads for the book.
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A great book, fun to read with many twists and turns in the plot. With a little art and a little opera thrown in for good measure.
I love Maron’s Deborah Knott books. This is only the second Sigrid Harald novel I have read. I was unfamiliar with the recurring characters, so I was often to turning back to see “who is this”, especially considering there are three separate plots and three sets of characters to keep straight. Once I got familiar with them, all the plot(s) moved along quickly.
The New York setting was on point with a number of neighborhood businesses and interest points used. Lt. Harold’s relationship with artist Oscar Nauman is part of the plotting along with a gallery, a mobster’s family and an aging opera star. The plots are intriguing and keep you guessing (I did quickly figure out one point, yea, me) with enough ambiguity to keep you reading.
Good reading, but I still like the Deborah Knott books better.
4 of 5 stars