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Storm Track

(2000)
(The seventh book in the Judge Deborah Knott series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel
Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Novel Published in the Year 2000

The Barnes & Noble Review
I've been reading a lot of F. Scott Fitzgerald lately, notably Tender is the Night and a number of the so-called "slick" stories he wrote. The first thing that surprised me was how many of his stories brush up against the crime genre. In his notebooks he talks about how criminals are a part of all society -- Balzac said pretty much the same thing -- and yet people are always surprised when they come up against evidence of crime in their own lives.

Margaret Maron explores this theme in her excellent new novel, Storm Track. Lillian Bullock, a woman most townspeople of Colleton County, North Carolina, thought of as loose, is found dead in a motel. And from that room the ripples and eddies of suspicion spread far and wide. Her death forces an entire town to come up against evidence of crime in their own lives.

Judge Deborah Knott finds herself looking at her town and her friends in a chilling new light. The homicide touches a number of lives close to hers, even including her kin. She has suspicions she doesn't want to have and begins to perceive certain people in ways she fights against. Maron dramatically contrasts the emotional storm with Hurricane Fran, a fury of biblical wrath about to be visited upon Colleton County. Her hurricane details give a reportorial tone that contrasts nicely with the nimble grace of her human portraiture and storytelling. She also has Fitzgerald's (and Chandler's) knack of taking a scene you've read numerous times and doing something new with it -- giving it a new spin or adding a moment of humor or melancholy. For me this is the mark of a first-rate writer: making all the conventions of a genre seem uniquely your own.

Margaret Maron is quietly becoming one of the true masters of contemporary mystery fiction. Her elegantly underplayed Storm Track should win her a whole lot of new fans. (Ed Gorman)

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Margaret Maron's Storm Track

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Storm Track (Deborah Knott Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-692-78059-9 / 978-0-692-78059-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Maron and Company
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November 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-7089-4479-5 / 978-0-7089-4479-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: STORM TRACK (DEBORAH KNOTT, NO 7)
Author(s): MARGARET MARON
ISBN: 0-7595-0388-5 / 978-0-7595-0388-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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July 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-7090-6648-1 / 978-0-7090-6648-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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July 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-7862-2465-7 / 978-0-7862-2465-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-89296-656-4 / 978-0-89296-656-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Storm Track: A Deborah Knott Mystery (Deborah Knott Mysteries)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-9974575-8-9 / 978-0-9974575-8-2
Publisher: Oconee Spirit Press LLC
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May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-446-60939-0 / 978-0-446-60939-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

April 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-7887-6180-3 / 978-0-7887-6180-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Storm Track: A Deborah Knott Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 0-7887-4866-1 / 978-0-7887-4866-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2000 : USA Audio CD

Title: Storm Track
Author(s): Margaret Maron
ISBN: 1-4193-4579-6 / 978-1-4193-4579-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Storm Track (A Deborah Knott Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Margaret Maron
Publisher: Maron and Company
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