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Up Jumps the Devil by Margaret Maron
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Jul 29, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from April 02 to July 28, 2012

This is such a solid series. Margaret Maron has done such a nice job of accurately (and amusingly) portraying the characters and culture of a family in the rural South. Then she adds in entertaining courtroom scenes, accurate cadence of speech and accents, and plenty of discussion of food, dogs, fishing, and small town-life. It's a potent mixture of mystery and charming family shenanigans.

This particular book dealt with land ownership and the conflict of multi-generational farmers and development contractors. Good stuff, and I was surprised by whodunnit. Judge Deborah Knott (the main character) has a very sweet relationship with her various family members (all 40 of them or however many there are - a LOT) and with her significant other, Kidd. The romance is totally non-schmaltzy, which I appreciate.


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