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Synopsis:

One place the two Souths - black and white - meet is in Judge Deborah Knott's courtroom. Busy with her reelection campaign and building a new house on land that has been in her family for generations, Deborah has both deep roots and a professional stake in her community. She's shaken when her nephew A.K. is arrested with a group of vandalizing teens at a local cemetery. Torn between her duty as a judge and her loyalty to her large, close-knit family, Deborah has to decide how far she can go to protect him. Then the first black church burns. Determined to investigate the arson in which A.K. has become a suspect, Deborah Knott is quickly swept into the dark undercurrents of prejudice, pain, and betrayal in this rural Southern county. Add to this the sudden arrival of a 1970s black activist turned public figure, the emerging secrets of an angry young woman, and the burning of two more churches, and Deborah faces a crisis that will challenge her political acumen, her detective skills, and her core beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892966554
Publisher:
Mysterious Press
Location:
New York :
Author:
Maron, Margaret
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Arson
Subject:
North Carolina Fiction.
Subject:
Knott, Deborah (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Arson -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
Book club ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Deborah Knott Mysteries Hardcover
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
December 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.30x6.28x.88 in. 1.15 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Mysterious Press,c1998. - English 9780892966554 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One place the two Souths - black and white - meet is in Judge Deborah Knott's courtroom. Busy with her reelection campaign and building a new house on land that has been in her family for generations, Deborah has both deep roots and a professional stake in her community. She's shaken when her nephew A.K. is arrested with a group of vandalizing teens at a local cemetery. Torn between her duty as a judge and her loyalty to her large, close-knit family, Deborah has to decide how far she can go to protect him. Then the first black church burns. Determined to investigate the arson in which A.K. has become a suspect, Deborah Knott is quickly swept into the dark undercurrents of prejudice, pain, and betrayal in this rural Southern county. Add to this the sudden arrival of a 1970s black activist turned public figure, the emerging secrets of an angry young woman, and the burning of two more churches, and Deborah faces a crisis that will challenge her political acumen, her detective skills, and her core beliefs.
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