Death's Half Acre

Death's Half Acre

Large Print - 2008
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"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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781410410351
1410410358
Call Number: MARON
Characteristics: 399 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Women judges -- Fiction.
Knott, Deborah (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Large type books.

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reeread
Jan 28, 2017

Have always appreciated the rural setting of this series. Alas, even this literary setting is threatened by development and all that goes with it.

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deRougemont
Feb 29, 2012

Margaret Maron's North Carolina mysteries about Judge Deborah Knott continues to entertain. These books are people driven rather than being true puzzlers. It is as though the mystery itself is but an excuse to spend a few delightful hours with Judge Knott and her delightful circle of family and friends. Though this reader is not normally a big fan of "cozies" each of Maron's titles is opened with a great deal of pleasure and anticipation.

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rslade
Oct 21, 2011

Margaret Maron's writing is solid, her plots are good, and her characters are sympathetic. This story actually has two plots, and they really don't intersect.

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