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1992*1st* The Bootlegger’s Daughter - Margaret Maron(Jacket by Phil Huling) Mysterious Press

1992*1st* The Bootlegger’s Daughter - Margaret Maron(Jacket by Phil Huling) Mysterious Press

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The Bootlegger's Daughter is a mystery novel written by Margaret Maron. It is the third book in the "Deborah Knott" series, following Judge Deborah Knott as she investigates a murder that hits close to home.

Deborah Knott is a sharp and intelligent judge in North Carolina, known for her no-nonsense attitude and strong belief in justice. The story revolves around the murder of Perry "Buddy" Fowle, a local bootlegger and former suitor of Deborah's mother, Kezzie Knott.

As Deborah starts digging into the case, she realizes that the evidence doesn't add up and suspects that her own family might be involved in the crime. Determined to uncover the truth, she navigates the southern landscape, unraveling secrets, and exposing the underbelly of a small town.

The book delves into complex family dynamics, showcasing the relationships and conflicts within Deborah's own family as she balances her personal life with her duty to seek justice. Along the way, she encounters various eccentric characters, from local moonshiners to corrupt officials, all while trying to keep her wits about her.

Maron's writing style brings the rural North Carolina setting to life, immersing readers in its unique charm and culture. The plot is rich with twists and turns, keeping readers guessing until the very end. Through its multidimensional characters and vivid descriptions, The Bootlegger's Daughter explores themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and the power of determination.

With its strong protagonist and engaging storyline, The Bootlegger's Daughter is a captivating mystery novel that will leave readers eagerly reaching for the next installment in the Deborah Knott series.

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