Shoveling Smoke
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Shoveling Smoke

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The creator of Judge Deborah Knott and Lt. Sigrid Harald and the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Margaret Maron writes with sensitivity about how time and place influence people and events, and how the domestic situation can breed both warmth and quiet despair. Shoveling Smoke contains 22 of Margaret Maron's best short stories, including all of the short cases of...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 2nd 1997 by Crippen & Landru Publishers (first published April 1st 1997)
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Shoveling Smoke collects several of Margaret Maron's short stories in one place. I had to borrow it through interlibrary loan because it is no longer available for purchase.

Maron is one of my favorite authors. She has eastern NC ties. Most of her Deborah Knott (Bootlegger's Daughter) books are set there. When I learned that there were short stories about Knott, I had to borrow this.

Whether they included Knott or not, I enjoyed them. Many were funny. Most were short.
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Kathy Nealen
I never enjoy short story mysteries as much as mystery novels. The short length severely limits the complexity, i.e., twists and turns in the plot. I started reading all of the stories in this collection but after about a half dozen, I just skipped all of them but those based on Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott, the two sleuths featured in her novels.
Collected short stories, including two Sigrid Harald and a few Deborah Knott. Interesting to see her writing and plotting skills develop. I still think the Sigrid Harald series is the best thing she's ever done.
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Born and raised in central North Carolina, Margaret Maron lived in Italy before returning to the USA where she and her husband now live. In addition to a collection of short stories she's also the author of 16 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 is a past pres...more
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Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #1) Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #3) Southern Discomfort (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #2) Up Jumps the Devil (Deborah Knott, #4) Hard Row (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #13)

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