Judge Deborah Knott has a severe case of anxiety in the final days before her wedding to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant. However, when a friend and colleague is shot on the icy drive home and Dwight becomes the lead detective on the case, Deborah is immediately involved. Issues of ethics and confidentiality suddenly face her...right on the next ...
Judge Deborah Knott has a severe case of anxiety in the final days before her wedding to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant. However, when a friend and colleague is shot on the icy drive home and Dwight becomes the lead detective on the case, Deborah is immediately involved. Issues of ethics and confidentiality suddenly face her...right on the next pillow. Renovations to the house where the newlyweds will live are shockingly behind schedule, Deborah's maid of honour is so heavily pregnant she may deliver during the ceremony and, somehow, Deborah must find a way to connect with her wary soon-to-be-stepson. Now she is in danger of losing sight of what really matters. But just when Deborah thinks she's finally got order in her court and her life, fate has one more surprise in store...
Very good in very good dust jacket. The dust cover has minimal wearing. Firm binding, clean pages. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Deborah Knott Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-06-27 At the start of Maron's first-rate 11th Deborah Knott mystery (after 2004's High Country Fall), the judge and her fianc?, sheriff deputy Dwight Bryant, are distracted from their impending nuptials by a fatal car crash involving assistant D.A. Tracy Johnson. When it turns out that someone shot Johnson as she was driving, Deborah and Dwight become involved in a murder investigation that will uncover a web of crime and corruption in Colleton County, N.C. Meanwhile, members of Deborah's large, extended family, among other warm Southern characters, hurry to complete the renovations on Deborah's old farmhouse and to prepare, celebrate and sometimes complicate the upcoming wedding. When two young students approach Deborah about a death-row prisoner who they think is innocent, she can't resist helping. In contrast to the image of the ideal woman described in the quotes from the Victorian etiquette book that head each chapter, the realistic, contemporary Deborah, an expert at multitasking, handles all challenges with wit, intelligence and sensitivity. Agent, Vicky Bijur. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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