Take Out (Sigrid Harald Series #9)

Take Out (Sigrid Harald Series #9)

by Margaret Maron

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From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Margaret Maron—winner of the Edgar Award, Agatha Award, Anthony Award, and Macavity Award for her classic mystery The Bootlegger's Daughter—comes a stunning new mystery featuring NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald.

NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the poisoning of two homeless men in the West Village. As she examines the mysterious deaths, Sigrid uncovers a grim neighborhood scandal surrounding two influential women: one a haughty mafia widow, the other a retired opera prima donna, both with dark secrets they've kept under wraps for decades. Was the poison really meant for the homeless men, or were they merely unintended victims as the decades-long feud between the two women comes to a head?

And still, Sigrid can't stop wondering what brought her late lover so urgently across the country to the winding mountain road that took his life—until she meets a man who may hold the answers she seeks . . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455567379
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Sigrid Harald Series , #9
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 197,306
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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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Take Out 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Laeljeanne More than 1 year ago
Sigrid is moving on from Neuman’s death, investigating a double homicide in a neighborhood with two suspects. A homeless man and a minor star of the opera industry grown old wind up dead together on a park bench in front of one’s family and the other’s friend, both of whom are suspected of killing one man purposely and the other accidentally through sharing their takeout from the nearby restaurant. Sigrid simultaneously searches for the answer to the mysterious reason for Neuman’s journey on which he died. The latest in the Sigrid Harald series, this is a nice and neat continuation after a couple decades—kudos to Maron! However, I feel that the resolution to the murders didn’t clarify every point, but I’ll leave that up to the reader, since it’s a wonderfully twisty, turny story.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Take Out by Margaret Maron Happy/sad -- I just finished TAKE OUT, and it was so good that I don't want it to be over. I was told Margaret Maron won't be writing any more books -- say it ain't so! Twists and surprises abound, and satisfaction and resolutions, and a reminder that those “anonymous” homeless people have histories, families, hopes and dreams. This book took over my life, television off, newspaper not read, meals simple enough to eat with one hand and turn pages with another. One wouldn’t HAVE to read the series in order, but I’m glad I managed to catch up before TAKE OUT arrived. I anticipated some of the twists and was surprised by others — perfection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last Sigrid Harold book is at least as good as the others if not better because unfortunately, this is the writer's last book in the series.There is the requisite absorbing and twisty mystery as well as other nefarious misdeeds that occur in this excellent mystery. Do not worry if you are unfamiliar with this well written and entertaining series. This book most assuredly speaks for itself and in a big way. Cheers to you Ms. Maron, and thanks for all of the fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many sub plots to untangle.