Home Fires by Margaret Maron

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At a stop along her campaign trail, Judge Deborah Knott attends a community picnic at the Mt. Olive Church. When the historic building is destroyed by a fire shortly after the outing; and the charred skeleton of a young man is found among the ashes; Knott begins her own investigation into the tragedy. Earlier national news reports of a fire at a local African-American church had already gained the attention of Wallace Adderly, a Black Panther from the 70s. Knott and Adderly team up to discover if the blazes are merely coincidence, or the work of a racist arsonist. As the number of suspects rises, Deborah finds herself re-examining her own beliefs and values as she and Adderly race to prevent another devastating loss in the community.The mass market edition of Killer Market (Mysterious Press 8/97) will be published simultaneously with Home Fires Burning.A Main Selection of The Mystery Guild.

About Margaret Maron

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Writer Margaret Maron grew up in rural North Carolina and later lived in Brooklyn, New York. She has mined her background to create the settings for two successful crime series. A series set in New York features Detective Sigrid Harald and a series set in North Carolina stars Deborah Knott. Bootlegger's Daughter, the first book in the second series, won the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards for best mystery in 1992.
Published July 28, 2013 by Maron and Company. 176 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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