Long upon the Land

Margaret Maron. Grand Central, $27 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4555-4532-2
Bestseller Maron’s 20th Deborah Knott mystery (after 2014’s Designated Daughters) combines strong plotting, a superb cast of recurring characters, and a rare sense of place that transports readers to rural North Carolina. District court judge Deborah and the huge Knott clan headed by Deborah’s father, reformed bootlegger Kezzie Knott, become involved in a murder investigation when Kezzie finds Vick Earp bludgeoned to death on the family farm. Vick and his Earp relatives have had an ongoing feud with the Knotts. When Deborah’s lawman husband, Dwight Bryant, is appointed lead investigator, the victim’s uncle, Joby Earp, is quick to stir up charges of favoritism. Providing counterpoint to the murder case is the backstory of Deborah’s mother, Sue Stephenson, and Sue’s relationship with the mysterious Capt. Walter Raynesford McIntyre, of the U.S. Army Air Corps, whom she meets in 1943 at a USO club. It all adds up to another sparkling chapter of the Knott family saga. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 08/11/2015
Genre: Fiction
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