The Last Tuesday of the Month Book Group has selected Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron for our January 30th meeting. If you would like to join us, contact email@example.com to be added to the distribution list and receive updates and the Zoom link for meetings.
This first novel in Maron’s Imperfect series, which won the Edgar Award for best mystery novel in 1993, introduces heroine Deborah Knott, an
attorney and the daughter of an infamous North Carolina bootlegger. Known for her knowledge of the region’s past and popular with the locals, Deb is asked by 18-year-old Gayle Whitehead to investigate the unsolved murder of her mother Janie, who died when Gayle was an infant. While visiting the owner of the property where Janie’s body was found, Deb learns of Janie’s more-than-promiscuous past. Piecing together lost clues and buried secrets Deb is introduced to Janie’s darker side, but it’s not until another murder occurs that she uncovers the truth.
First Edition, Hardcover, 261 pages; Also available in Audible, paperback, and Kindle editions.
About the author: Margaret Maron was born and raised in central North Carolina, and she lived in Italy for a time before returning to the USA. In addition to a collection of short stories she also authored numerous mystery novels. Her works have been translated into seven languages; her Bootlegger’s Daughter, a Washington Post Bestseller, won Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity awards. She was a past president of Sisters in Crime and of the American Crime writers’ league, and a director on the national board for Mystery Writers of America.