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Designated Daughters

(2014)
(Book 19 in the Judge Deborah Knott series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel (nominee)
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel (nominee)
When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel's bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn't passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: Less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow.

Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigate they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects: Rachel's longtime minister; her neighbor, the respected local doctor; the friendly single father who often sought her advice; and perhaps the most puzzling party of all, the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that Rachel's own daughter belongs to.

Soon Deborah and Dwight realize that the key to solving this case is hidden in Rachel's mysterious final words. Her mixed-up memories harbored a dark secret - a secret that someone close to them is determined to bury forever.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Designated Daughters (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4104-6751-1 / 978-1-4104-6751-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Designated Daughters (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4555-4528-7 / 978-1-4555-4528-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Designated Daughters (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4555-4527-9 / 978-1-4555-4527-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Designated Daughters (Deborah Knott series, Book 19) (Deborah Knott Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4789-8705-7 / 978-1-4789-8705-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Designated Daughters: Library Edition (Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4789-8704-9 / 978-1-4789-8704-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Designated Daughters (Deborah Knott series, Book 19)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4789-8710-3 / 978-1-4789-8710-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Designated Daughters
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Designated Daughters
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Designated Daughters (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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