Death's Half Acre by Margaret Maron
Unchecked urbanization has begun to eclipse the North Carolina countryside. As farms give way to shoddy mansions, farmers struggle to slow the rampant growth. In the shadows, corrupt county commissioners use their political leverage to make profitable deals with new developers. A murder will pull Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant into the middle of this bitter dispute and force them to confront some dark realities.
Review written by my mother:
Once again Margaret Maron has written a Deborah Knott mystery which is well plotted, is full of likeable characters and touches on relevant social issues in a subtle and constructive way. Her rural, but becoming urban, North Carolina setting and her characters who respect the past but move gracefully into the present and future are a pleasure to read and give her series consistency. I have read everything I can find that she has written and would highly recommend her to others. Margaret Maron is good at what she does.
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- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (August 20, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044619610X
- ISBN-13: 978-0446196109
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches