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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Long Upon The Land



This is a weekly event that highlights a book that we can't wait to be published.  It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Margaret Maron is a favorite author of mine and has been for many, many years.  She writes the Judge Deborah Knott mystery series and I am always so very happy to see that a new book will be coming out soon.  Her books are must-buys for me and I read them right away.  So, I'm current on this series.  Deborah is a district court judge and her husband, Dwight, is a Sheriff's Deputy who investigates major crimes.  Deborah has 11 brothers and a huge family.  Her father, Kezzie Knott, was a bootlegger in his early years.  The first book in the series is The Bootlegger's Daughter.

Margaret Maron was a recipient of the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 2013.  She will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, being held in Raleigh, North Carolina in October.  I'm looking forward to the 20th book in the Deborah Knott series:




by Margaret Maron
Publication Date:  August 11th

No one in Judge Deborah Knott's family knows the meaning of the inscription on their late mother's cigarette lighter, which young Susan Stephenson acquired near the end of World War II. Whose initials are ''W.R.M.'' and why is it engraved with ''Happy 25th Leslie''? Meanwhile, Kezzie Knott has discovered the body of a man who used to make whiskey for him back when he was running white lightning. What was he doing on Kezzie's land, and why was he bludgeoned on the head three separate times? While her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigates, Deborah meets a woman who could help her identify the lighter's original owner.

20 comments:

  1. It's great to get involved in a long-standing series, and this one sounds excellent.

    My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday-last-four-days-of.html

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    1. I've certainly enjoyed this one.

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  2. Sounds very interesting. Hope you enjoy it at least as much as you have the others in the series. Going to have to check out this author. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, 20th book! Its amazing that it has kept your interest for so long!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. Yes, well, for this one it's also the characters that I love, as well as the mysteries. :-)

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  4. Kay, can a person jump in somewhere later than going back to the first book? In other words, can I just start reading at a random point in the series and be able to enjoy it? Just wondering.... 20 books are a lot to find and read to catch up for someone like me :)

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    1. I understand Rita. Probably. There are not huge storylines that carry over too much. Deborah and Dwight were not married in the first books and so came about as the books continued. Some of the books feature the area of North Carolina they live in and some feature other areas. One is about the pottery industry and one the furniture industry. One is set in the mountains during fall foliage and some at the seashore. You might try the author's website and see what you think. But, yes, you could jump in anywhere really.

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  5. Hmm, for some reason The Bootlegger's Daughter sounds really familiar to me, but I know I haven't read it. It's always so fun when an author you really like comes out with a new book - especially when it's part of an ongoing series you're invested it. I hope you'll love this new one just as much as the other books in the series!

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    1. Thanks. I've read these for so long, I can't imagine not reading any new ones that are published. I love these characters.

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  6. I love mysteries. I haven't read this author yet, but am going to give her a try.
    -What I'm Waiting For

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    1. Hope you do try this series and enjoy it!

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  7. I love Margaret Maron but haven't read her in a few years but this sounds like one I absolutely must not miss! Adding this to my TBR!

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    1. Glad to know that this author is a favorite of yours as well. :-)

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  8. I've never read anything by this author. The book sounds wonderful. I'll have to add it to my list.

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    1. I think she's a good one, Yvonne.

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  9. I don't think I've read anything by this author. And of course I've to check out this series! :)

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    1. Of course you will, Melody. LOL

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  10. Aack! Yet another mystery series that I have been wanting to try but haven't started yet. This one must be good though if you are always waiting for the next one. I'm off to library website to see if they have the first one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know this is a series that has been around forever. You might try the first one though and see if it's to your taste. :-)

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