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Margaret Maron (1938–2021)

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Margaret Maron grew up in rural North Carolina. She attended college for two years before a summer job at the Pentagon led to marriage, a tour of duty in Italy, than several years in Brooklyn, New York before moving back to North Carolina. She is the author of the Sigrid Harald Mystery series, the vis mere Deborah Knott Mystery series, Bloody Kin, and Last Lessons of Summer. Bootlegger's Daughter won the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Mystery in 1992. "Up Jumps the Devil" won the 1996 "Best Novel" Agatha award. "High Country Fall" was nominated for an Agatha Award in 2004 and also picked up a Macavity nomination the following year. "Three-Day Town" won the 2011 Agatha Award for "Best Novel". "Long Upon the Land" won the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel of 2015.Margaret is a founding member and past president of sisters in Crime and of the American Crime Writer's League; She is a director on the national board for Mystery Writers of America. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Margaret Maron

Bootlegger's Daughter (1992) 1,032 eksemplarer
Southern Discomfort (1993) 556 eksemplarer
Shooting at Loons (1994) 526 eksemplarer
Winter's Child (2006) 502 eksemplarer
Up Jumps the Devil (1996) 477 eksemplarer
Rituals of the Season (2005) 477 eksemplarer
High Country Fall (2004) 465 eksemplarer
Hard Row (2007) 463 eksemplarer
Uncommon Clay (2001) 454 eksemplarer
Killer Market (1997) 441 eksemplarer
Slow Dollar (2001) 437 eksemplarer
Death's Half Acre (2008) 434 eksemplarer
Storm Track (2000) 427 eksemplarer
Home Fires (1998) 402 eksemplarer
Sand Sharks (2009) 381 eksemplarer
Last Lessons of Summer (2004) 352 eksemplarer
Christmas Mourning (2010) 332 eksemplarer
Three-Day Town (2011) 317 eksemplarer
The Buzzard Table (2012) 289 eksemplarer
Fugitive Colors (1995) 265 eksemplarer
Long Upon the Land (2015) 242 eksemplarer
Designated Daughters (2014) 238 eksemplarer
Corpus Christmas (1989) 226 eksemplarer
The Right Jack (1987) 198 eksemplarer
Bloody Kin (1985) 179 eksemplarer
Baby Doll Games (1988) 162 eksemplarer
Death of a Butterfly (1984) 149 eksemplarer
Take Out (2017) 139 eksemplarer
Death in Blue Folders (1985) 135 eksemplarer
Past Imperfect (1991) 114 eksemplarer
Suitable for Hanging (2004) 43 eksemplarer
Deborah's Judgment (2012) 15 eksemplarer
Bewreathed (2012) 10 eksemplarer
With This Ring (2012) 9 eksemplarer
Growth Marks (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Ingen titel 1 eksemplar
Prayer for Judgment 1 eksemplar
Christmas Mourning (1600) 1 eksemplar
Io Saturnalia! (2007) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Clue in the Diary (1932) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,718 eksemplarer
Three at Wolfe's Door (1960) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver635 eksemplarer
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Bidragyder — 529 eksemplarer
The Family Vault (1979) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver525 eksemplarer
Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (2010) — Bidragyder — 320 eksemplarer
Tales of Terror (1986) — Bidragyder — 311 eksemplarer
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Bidragyder — 269 eksemplarer
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Bidragyder — 195 eksemplarer
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 176 eksemplarer
Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1991) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Return to the Twilight Zone (1994) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Mom, Apple Pie and Murder (2000) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
A Confederacy of Crime: New Stories of Southern-Style Mystery (2001) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Irreconcilable Differences (1999) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Malice Domestic 10 (2001) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Love and Death (2000) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Murder, They Wrote II (1998) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Distant danger: The 1988 Mystery Writers of America anthology (1988) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Very Merry Mysteries (3-in-1) (1999) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Partners in Crime (1994) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Women Before the Bench (2001) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 eksemplarer
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey (2014) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Make Your Hair Stand on End (1981) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon 2015 Anthology (2015) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry (2013) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Detecting Women: New American Short Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Brown, Margaret Elizabeth (birth name)
USA (birth)
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
stroke-related illness
Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Pleasant Grove Township, North Carolina, USA
Cleveland High School
short-story writer
Mystery Writers of America
American Crime Writers League
Sisters in Crime
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Mystery Writers of America Grand Master
Kort biografi
Margaret Maron (née Brown; August 25, 1938 – February 23, 2021) was an American writer, the author of award-winning mystery novels.



R.I.P. Margaret Maron i Crime, Thriller & Mystery (marts 2021)


After beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash that was not an accident, Judge Deborah Knott and sheriff's deputy Dwight Bryant must uncover what really happened before more death further clouds the Christmas season in North Carolina's Colleton County.

Deborah informally gathers information from friends and family about circumstances surrounding the cheerleader’s death while her husband does a formal investigation. There’s a small town feel to the story. There’s a good mix of warm Christmas moments with Deborah’s big extended family. The ending is a bit implausible but it was still an easy story to read.… (mere)
gaylebutz | 14 andre anmeldelser | Nov 24, 2023 |
I was disappointed in this book...largely because it wandered all over the place. Descriptions of clothing and scenes were long and drawn out. The plot was hard to follow and the characters There was quite a bit of time wasted chatting about locations and people in North Carolina about which I cannot relate because I've not been there, nor lived there. In fact, it was so boing that I skipped about three hours of this nearly ten hour listen....just to figure out if she won the election. Not as bad as a DNF, but nearly so.… (mere)
buffalogr | 43 andre anmeldelser | Nov 12, 2023 |
Very good first book in a series, even though I did figure out whodunit before the main character did! I like the rural North Carolina setting & Deborah Knott's job as a criminal lawyer makes her investigating less of a stretch than most cosy mystery protagonists.
leslie.98 | 43 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
Set in a fictional version of Johnston County, North Carolina—though Maron makes the standard disclaimer that it is all fiction—Bootlegger’s Daughter has Deborah Knotts practicing law and running for judge. She must live down her father’s reputation as the county’s most famous bootlegger and her own stories from her own wild youth. An 18-year-old girl she used to babysit asks her to investigate her mother’s unsolved murder. It is a cold case, and the scandal does not mix well with electioneering. Cozy and not-so-cozy mysteries like this one profit from settings with lively local detail. No one did it better than Margaret Maron, whose Deborah Knott mysteries eventually ran to 20 volumes. Set in its own time in the early nineties, the story mixes nostalgia with hard-edged themes of race and gender. Four stars.… (mere)
Tom-e | 43 andre anmeldelser | May 20, 2023 |



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