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Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mystery, Bk 20)
Long Upon the Land - Deborah Knott Mystery, Bk 20 Author:Margaret Maron On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father, Kezzie, discovers a dead body on his farm. Investigating the crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute, casting suspicion on the Knott family. Meanwhile, Deborah receiv... more »es a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother, which makes her curious about her parents. How did they meet? And how could a prominent attorney's daughter marry the uneducated son of a moonshiner?
Why are Deborah's brothers so evasive about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie's illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah's mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Deborah's loyalties are torn as she tries to clear her family from suspicion without hampering Dwight's investigation. « less
Great read, story told in present and past tales that connect it all together. The final conversation was a great end to the story. I never caught on, so don't read the end till the end or you will spoil it.