Favorite sleuths from two mystery series (Deborah Knott, Sigrid Harald) unite in Margaret Maron's latest novel “Three-Day Town” (Grand Central Publishing, $25.99).
North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Dwight, a deputy sheriff, are on their long-delayed honeymoon in New York City. A relative has offered use of her condo, and a heavy snowstorm keeps them inside.
A North Carolina neighbor has asked them to deliver a small, heavy package to her granddaughter, New York Police Department Lt. Sigrid Harald. Deborah peeks inside the package and learns it holds a bronze sculpture.
They meet Harald at a party down the hall. When Deborah takes her to their apartment, the sculpture is gone, but they discover a murder. The building's superintendent has been struck by a heavy object — possibly the sculpture.
The detective and the honeymooners set out to find the killer. They have a multitude of suspects: the party guests, the building's employees and maybe another tenant. The killer strikes again, and the sleuths discover they, too, could be at risk.
— Kay Dyer