Bootlegger's Daughter (Mass Market Paperbound)

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The author's 20th title in this "Deborah Knott Mystery" series titled Long Upon the Land is newly released and reminds me how much I have enjoyed the character and locale over the past 24 years. Deborah has grown from the rebellious baby sister of 11 brothers  and only daughter of the infamous Kezzie Knott to become an elected Judge. This is the first in this series and I am envious of those of you who start now - how delightful to find a new series, knowing many more are available.

— marla


Attorney Deborah Knott is running for district judge in good-old-boy-ruled Colleton County, N.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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780446403238
ISBN-10: 0446403237
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: June 1993
Pages: 272
Language: English