What We’re Reading: Take Out

Take Out book cover

Available on the New Book Shelf at the Durham Tech Main Campus Library

Title: Take Out: A Mystery

Author: Margaret Maron

Read by: Mary Kennery, Library Technician

Genre: Mystery

Why did you choose to read this book?
I read all of the Deborah Knott character series of books. This is the first Sigrid Harald, a  NYPD homicide detective, book that I tried.

What did you like about it?
I like to read a mystery. I enjoyed learning about the new character (for me). The neighborhood residents each had a rich history.

Did it remind you of any other book, or a movie?
Margaret Maron concluded the Deborah Knott series 2015 with Long Upon the Land. Now she has returned years later to Sigrid Harald.

Was there anything noteworthy about the book?
This is a take out (murder) with take out (food.) It was quite an interesting case! Many colorful suspects had motive and opportunity.

What feeling did the book leave you with?
A need to read the other books in the series! One Coffee With (first in series) was published in 1981 and Fugitive Colors (last in series until now) in 1995, so there is a big gap until Take Out was released in 2017.

Whom would you recommend the book to?
Margaret Maron fans. Sigrid has a Southern grandmother with family ties to Deborah.

What would you pair this book with?
New York diner food – not usually poisonous!

This book is available now on the New Book Shelf at the Durham Tech Main Campus Library!