High Country Fall

High Country Fall

Book - 2004
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In her newest novel featuring popular Judge Deborah Knott, multiple-prize winning author Margaret Maron explores the achingly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, where leaves are turning...and corpses are deadly still. No one is more surprised than Judge Deborah Knott by her engagement to her childhood friend Dwight Bryant. Stressed out by the impending marriage, Deborah agrees to fill in for a vacationing judge in the hills of Cedar Gap. With its fresh mountain air and gorgeous fall foliage, it's the perfect place to clear her head...until a local doctor is brutally murdered. Presiding over the probable cause case against the main suspect, Deborah decides the trial can proceed. But when a second person is killed, Deborah begins to look at this case-and her relationship with Dwight-with more critical eyes. And if she fails to notice the fast approaching darkness, she could end up as another corpse in the High Country fall...
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780446615907
Branch Call Number: MARO 22
Characteristics: 303 p


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Jul 07, 2017

She's on the road so there is a distinct lack of amusing brothers.

Dec 05, 2014

This cozy series stars Judge Debora Knott. She's trading some time with another judge in the mountains during the fall leaf time. Deborah, newly engaged and not sure she's doing the right thing, is expecting a time out to reconsider. Cases here are more complicated than back home. A big developer falls off his deck in what looks like an accident--until his head is found bashed in with a hammer. Then another man is found dead the same way. Worse personally, a reprimand to two kids who show up in court dressed inappropriately ends up with them following her into the mountains and bumping her car off a deserted road. Lucky for her, Dwight, her new fiance, has come to see her, and with the help of the local cops, they find her before dark on a night that would have been below freezing. That convinces her she does want to marry him. Charming, as are all I've read in this series. Many of the regular print have a genealogy chart, which helps a lot, as Deborah has 12 brothers and their families to keep track of!

Apr 05, 2011

I felt like I was in the mountains of North Carolina while I was reading this book--Maron really captures what it feels like to drive on steep hills on roads that curve around. A great page turner, and plausible ending--with a little romance that actually brought a tear to my eye!

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