Death's Half Acre by Margaret Maron
(Judge Deborah Knott)

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Unchecked urbanization has begun to eclipse the North Carolina countryside. As farms give way to shoddy mansions, farmers struggle to slow the rampant growth. In the shadows, corrupt county commissioners use their political leverage to make profitable deals with new developers. A murder will pull Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant into the middle of this bitter dispute and force them to confront some dark realities.

About Margaret Maron

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Margaret Maron grew up on a farm near Raleigh and lived in Brooklyn for many years. Returning to her North Carolina roots prompted Marcia to write a series based on her own background, the first of which, Bootlegger's Daughter, was a Washington Post bestseller and swept the major mystery awards for 1993. THE BUZZARD TABLE is the eighteenth book in the acclaimed Deborah Knott series. Visit her website at
Published August 20, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 284 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Agatha-winner Maron’s outstanding 14th novel to feature Judge Deborah Knott (after 2007’s Hard Row ) charts the social changes in rural Colleton Count

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Judge Deborah Knott and her crime-busting family are back seeking the murderer of the blackmailing county commissioner.

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