Christmas Mourning

Christmas Mourning

Book - 2010
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It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can discover why she died.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010.
ISBN: 9780446555807
Branch Call Number: MARON
Characteristics: 289 p. : geneal table.


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Jan 04, 2019

16th title in the Judge Deborah Knott series; the pre-Christmas theme was a fresh perspective given to antics of the Knott family as they prepare to show their caring regard for their family members.. set against the backdrop of the sudden death on a highway of a popular high school teenager.

LDuke2012 Dec 23, 2012

Margaret Maron is such a joy to read. Her prose is tight and her characters strong. I've been reading her for years (started with the Sigrid series)and am hardly ever disappointed. For a Holiday themed book this is outstanding. She doesn't let the holiday over-run the main plot. This is a timely book as so many people are driving carelessly these days. And sadly, students are becoming more and more accustomed to death of their peers. The "villian in our midst" was fairly easy to pick out early on. I felt the ending (I may have been so tired I missed it) didn't connect all the dots for the reader who didn't catch on early. I continue to enjoy the "realism" of the main character Judge Knott (hee, hee) didn't get that for years and her extended family & friends.

Mar 06, 2011

The theme is drunk driving this time, otherwise it's the same reliable mystery. I'll read anything by this author.

rdrlady Dec 02, 2010

Great seasonal read.

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