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Christmas Mourning

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Margaret Maron

The death of Mallory Johnson, a popular high school cheerleader, in a suspicious car crash propels Edgar-winner Maron's satisfying 16th Deborah Knott mystery (after 2009's Sand Sharks). While Deborah, a Colleton County, N.C., judge, and her huge clan … see full wiki

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Author: Margaret Maron
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
2 reviews about Christmas Mourning
review by . December 27, 2010
Surprising ending, but cut the family connections shorter
I really have liked the Margaret Maron series of mysteries about Judge Deborah Knott with its North Carolina setting. This new one, which has very little to do with Christmas, really,  deals with a series of traffic accidents and murders of young high school people. The ending is one I didn't expect, and which is totally logical. That's one of my criteria for a good mystery.      I like the characters of Deborah and her husband and stepson, but I nearly despair because …
review by . November 17, 2010
   I hadn’t read any of Margaret Maron’s books before winning this one on a book review blog. Now I shall be eagerly searching for more, preferably more of the same series, though I’m sure I’d enjoy her other books too. Christmas Mourning is set in rural North Carolina where teenagers text and drive, hunters use illegal lamps to blind deer, and Judge Deborah Knott combines marriage to the local deputy, aunt-hood to a gazillion youngsters, and the baseless accusations …
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