“A witty and affectionate view of the new South—and especially, the new South’s new woman,” writes the San Diego Union-Tribune of Margaret Maron’s award-winning Deborah Knott mystery series. From its first book, Bootlegger’s Daughter, which swept every major mystery writing award, this series has been extraordinary—winning a greater audience and brilliantly evolving in content and style. Now, in the seventh book in the series, sexual tension, illicit love, and brutal murder entangle and explode in Deborah Knott’s life . . .
Hurricanes rarely make it inland as far as Colleton County, North Carolina. When they do, people remember them as events that mark an entire generation. Domestic storms, on the other hand, hit with regularity, so when the scantily clad body of a promiscuous wife is found in a motel, the murder resounds like a thunderclap through the community.
With her handsome cousin a suspect in the murder, Judge Deborah Knott soon uncovers a web of secret and illicit affairs that stretches from the African-American church community to Deborah’s own family. Then the killer strikes again, even as a real-life killer storm rages up the Carolina coast.
Mesmerizing, psychologically complex, and cleverly plotted, STORM TRACK is great, powerful fiction . . . and Margaret Maron is at her best.
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I loved it; it was complex, & exciting! It was a great read!
Hurricane Fran is heading north towards Colleton County, North Carolina, leaving citizens concerned with its potential impact. However, before the storm hits, someone kills Lynn Bullock, wife of an attorney. Better known by most of the locals as The Tramp, Lynn was found dead in a motel room. Any number of males including the victim¿s spouse could be the killer. However, law enforcement officials suspect Reid Stephenson committed the crime. Reid¿s cousin Judge Deborah Knott knows that her beloved relative did not murder Lynn. To prove his innocence, Deborah begins her own investigation, but not before a second brutal killing occurs. As events spiral out of control, the hurricane arrives to cause even more havoc. In spite of the raging storm and series of murders, the latest Judge Knott tale is more of a character piece that deeply looks into the social behavior and interrelationships of various protagonists, especially the extended ¿Knott¿ clan. Though the who-done-it is straightforward, the plot remains entertaining as the audience gains insight into Judge Knott and kin. Margaret Maron has another triumphant relationship mystery that will send new fans seeking other Judge Knott novels and the author¿s wonderful Sigrid Harald books. Harriet Klausner