WorldCat Identities

Maron, Margaret

Works: 260 works in 1,302 publications in 11 languages and 66,809 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories  Domestic fiction  Christmas fiction  Christmas stories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Detective and mystery stories, American  Thrillers (Fiction)  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3563.A679, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Maron
Winter's child by Margaret Maron( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One month after her marriage to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant, judge Deborah Knott finds their union tested when Bryant's ex-wife takes flight with their eight-year-old son, forcing Bryant to launch a search for the boy before he comes to harm
Hard row by Margaret Maron( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Judge Deborah Knott presides over a case involving a barroom brawl, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are simmering just below the surface in the North Carolina countryside"--Provided by publisher
Rituals of the season by Margaret Maron( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judge Deborah Knott, only days away from her wedding to Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigates another murder"--Provided by the publisher
High country fall by Margaret Maron( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking an out-of-town assignment to put distance between herself and her hyper-reactive family, recently engaged judge Deborah Knott finds her peaceful break disrupted by a local murder that she becomes determined to solve
Death's half acre by Margaret Maron( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Maron is back with a new mystery featuring her critically acclaimed sleuth Judge Deborah Knott"--Provided by publisher
Sand sharks by Margaret Maron( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Judge Deborah Knott travels to WrightsvilleBeach for a summer conference, she stumbles upon the body of one of her colleagues. Meanwhile, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, is in Virginia with his son, tying up loose ends left by the death of his first wife. When another judge is found murdered at the conference, it soon becomes evident that Deborah may be the killer's next target
Christmas mourning by Margaret Maron( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina judge Deborah Knott and her husband Deputy Dwight Bryant are looking forward to Christmas until a traffic fatality turns out not to be an accident
Slow dollar by Margaret Maron( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case is routine, the sort that clogs dockets and causes yawns from court stenographers. Carnival owner Tally Ames has accused three local men of destroying one of his rides. Quite predictably, Judge Deborah Knott rules in favor of Ames, demands restitution from the culprits, and then moves on to the next case. But then, just a few weeks later, carnival misdemeanor escalates to carnival murder: Ames's son is battered to death, his bloody mouth stuffed with coins; and Judge Knott begins to wonder where this not-so-merry-go-round will stop
Uncommon clay by Margaret Maron( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to catch a killer, Judge Deborah Knott must unravel a local family's tragic, shameful past, but she may not be able to solve the mystery in time to prevent further bloodshed
Three-day town by Margaret Maron( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in New York, Judge Deborah Knott has been asked to deliver a package to Lt. Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. Sigrid offers to swing by the apartment with her husband to pick up the box, but when they reach the apartment, they discover that the box is missing and the doorman has been murdered
Last lessons of summer by Margaret Maron( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheriting her family's business, Amy Stedman reflects on her marriage to a man who loves her only for her money, her mother's apparent suicide, her grandmother's unsolved murder, and the possibility that she may be targeted next
The buzzard table by Margaret Maron( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious ornithologist staying at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home and doing research on Southern vultures seems familiar to Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, especially after a murderer strikes
Bootlegger's daughter by Margaret Maron( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder
Storm track by Margaret Maron( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major hurricanes developing in North Carolina coincide with raging domestic disputes, particularly after a lawyer's promiscuous wife is murdered in a motel, and stories of illicit affairs involve the most unlikely people.--
Long upon the land by Margaret Maron( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, returns to Colleton County with an exciting new Deborah Knott mystery. LONG UPON THE LAND On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah's curiosity about her parents' past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she's determined to find the answer. But why are Deborah's brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie's illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah's mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah's promise not to interfere in Dwight's work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion."--
Designated daughters by Margaret Maron( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Deborah Knott's terminally ill aunt, Rachel, is found smothered to death in her bed at a hospice center, all of her Colleton County kith and kin are shocked. Who kills a dying woman? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, try to find Rachel's killer, they cross paths with the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers, not all of whom are women. Rachel's flamboyant daughter, Sally, is a member, and when a con artist cheats one of the group, they swing into action. They want more than just a shoulder to cry on-they want revenge
Up jumps the Devil by Margaret Maron( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Deborah Knott looks into the murder of Dallas Stancil and finds that several people could have something to do with his death now that his land is worth a fortune
Home fires by Margaret Maron( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina judge Deborah Knott investigates the burning of four black churches. Suspects include one of her nephews and to clear his name she must find the real arsonists. By the author of Up Jumps the Devil
Southern discomfort by Margaret Maron( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Knott may have lost the district election, but a bigoted judge's sudden death-and some old-fashioned political horse trading-have won her a governor's appointment. True to Southern form, her swearing-in is followed by a raucous reception that brings out every elderly aunt and cousin in the county. Unfortunately, Lu Bingham, the force behind WomanAid, is at the reception, too. Not only has she come to collect the leftovers for her daycare center, but she's also there to collect on one of Deborah's more extravagant campaign promises. Before Deborah can say, "If elected ..." she is committed to putting her muscle where her mouth was, spending weekends with an all-woman crew as the group attempts to build its first house for a needy single mom. Old stereotypes die hard. Herman Knott, one of Deborah's numerous brothers, has to be hectored and cajoled before he'll give reluctant permission for his daughter and novice electrician Annie Sue to wire the house. Nor does it help that the county building inspector is a swaggering chauvinist nit-picker who's more interested in scoring with the young women than scoring their work. Chaos erupts before the house is even half-finished. On the same rainy summer night that Herman collapses on the side of the road from an apparent heart attack, Annie Sue is found battered and half-naked in the deserted structure. Has she been raped? Who left her in that condition? And whose blood is that on Deborah's own hammer? Dwight Bryant, an old childhood friend (and a bit of good ol' boy), is a modern and efficient police detective, but it is Deborah who must judge whether dark secrets in her own family have led to murder. And if so, reveal the darker more troubling reasons why--Page 2 and 3 cover
Killer market by Margaret Maron( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In North Carolina, Judge Deborah Knott's handbag is stolen with her penicillin tablets inside. When the bag is found by the side of a man who died from those tablets, the judge turns sleuth. The victim, a salesman attending a big furniture show, was a boyfriend in her youth
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Three-day town
Hard rowRituals of the seasonHigh country fallDeath's half acreSand sharksChristmas mourningSlow dollarUncommon clay
Alternative Names
Brown, Margaret Elizabeth

Margaret Maron American crime fiction writer

Margaret Maron Amerikaans schrijfster

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Margaret Maron amerikansk skribent

Margaret Maron auteure américaine de romans policiers

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Margaret Maron US-amerikanische Krimiautorin

Maron, Margaret B. (Margaret Brown)

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