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The Resource Southern discomfort, Margaret Maron

Southern discomfort, Margaret Maron

Label
Southern discomfort
Title
Southern discomfort
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Maron
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Language
eng
Summary
Deborah Knott may have lost the district election, but a bigoted judge's sudden death-and some old-fashioned political horse trading-have won her a governor's appointment. True to Southern form, her swearing-in is followed by a raucous reception that brings out every elderly aunt and cousin in the county. Unfortunately, Lu Bingham, the force behind WomanAid, is at the reception, too. Not only has she come to collect the leftovers for her daycare center, but she's also there to collect on one of Deborah's more extravagant campaign promises. Before Deborah can say, "If elected..." she is committed to putting her muscle where her mouth was, spending weekends with an all-woman crew as the group attempts to build its first house for a needy single mom. Old stereotypes die hard. Herman Knott, one of Deborah's numerous brothers, has to be hectored and cajoled before he'll give reluctant permission for his daughter and novice electrician Annie Sue to wire the house. Nor does it help that the county building inspector is a swaggering chauvinist nit-picker who's more interested in scoring with the young women than scoring their work. Chaos erupts before the house is even half-finished. On the same rainy summer night that Herman collapses on the side of the road from an apparent heart attack, Annie Sue is found battered and half-naked in the deserted structure. Has she been raped? Who left her in that condition? And whose blood is that on Deborah's own hammer? Dwight Bryant, an old childhood friend (and a bit of good ol' boy), is a modern and efficient police detective, but it is Deborah who must judge whether dark secrets in her own family have led to murder. And if so, reveal the darker more troubling reasons why--Page 2 and 3 cover
Member of
Summary
While participating in the WomenAid project, a program that builds houses for battered and homeless women, Colleton County district judge Deborah Knott finds herself in the middle of a mystery when her niece is assaulted
Storyline
Pace
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
042826
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A679
LC item number
S66 1993
Literary form
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrated by C.J. Critt
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Deborah Knott mysteries
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
Southern discomfort, Margaret Maron
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0914/92056770-d.html
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35436
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780892964468
Lccn
92056770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27035372
  • (OCoLC)27035372
Label
Southern discomfort, Margaret Maron
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0914/92056770-d.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35436
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780892964468
Lccn
92056770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27035372
  • (OCoLC)27035372

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