Purple over black boards, white lettering, 262 pp. Purchased new, never read. Signed and dated by author on title page. This is from the book launch at Maron's 'hometown' bookstore in Raleigh, NC. Includes a promotional bookmark featuring this book on one side and other Margaret Maron titles on the reverse.
Fourteenth in the Deborah Knott mystery series.
"As family-owned farms and lush fields in North Carolina's picturesque countryside start to give way to shoddy mansions and housing developments, discontent begins to rile the inhabitants of Judge Deborah Knott's beloved Colleton County. Beneath the surface of her seemingly peaceful town a tide of corruption is rising, and even her strong-willed father might be led down a dark path.
"At the same time, the murder of a controversial high-profile woman commissioner pulls Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, into the shadows of the past, where even the most prominent townsfolk - including the honorable judge herself - have something to hide. Intent on protecting those who love her most, Deborah must balance her own concerns with her commitment to justice, and the knowledge that a vicious killer is still on the loose."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author