Storm Track

Storm Track

by Margaret Maron


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Storm Track by Margaret Maron

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692780596
Publisher: Maron and Company
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Series: Deborah Knott Series , #7
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,010,587
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

MARGARET MARON grew up on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she returned to her North Carolina roots with her artist-husband, Joe, she began a series based on her own background. The first book, Bootlegger's Daughter, became a Washington Post best-seller that swept the major mystery awards for its year and is among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Later Deborah Knott novels Up Jumps the Devil, Storm Track, and Three-Day Town each won the Agatha Award for Best Novel. In 2008, Maron received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. And in 2013, The Mystery Writers of America celebrated Maron's contributions to the mystery genre by naming her a Grand Master-an honor first bestowed on Agatha Christie. In 2016, she was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. To find out more about the author, you can visit Ebooks are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Storm Track 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it; it was complex, & exciting! It was a great read!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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