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Long Upon the Land

(2015)
(Book 20 in the Judge Deborah Knott series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel
"Margaret Maron, "New York Times" bestselling author and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, returns to Colleton County with an exciting new Deborah Knott mystery . . . " LONG UPON THE LAND On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah's curiosity about her parents' past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she's determined to find the answer. But why are Deborah's brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie's illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah's mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah's promise not to interfere in Dwight's work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion . . .

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Long Upon The Land (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4104-8054-2 / 978-1-4104-8054-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Long Upon the Land (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4555-4532-5 / 978-1-4555-4532-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Long Upon the Land (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4555-4531-7 / 978-1-4555-4531-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Series, Book 20)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4789-3447-6 / 978-1-4789-3447-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Long Upon the Land: A Deborah Knott Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Long Upon the Land (A Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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