Margaret Maron

The United States
February 23, 2021



Born and raised in central North Carolina, Margaret Maron lived in Italy before returning to the USA. In addition to a collection of short stories she also authored numerous 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 was a past president of Sisters in Crime and of the American Crime writers' league, and a director on the national board for Mystery Writers of America.

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Published on September 15, 2013 13:53
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“Every time we start thinking we're the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, 'I'm sorry. What'd you say your name was again?”
Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter

“A woman’s body doesn’t quit just because her heart breaks.”
Margaret Maron

“Okay,” I say at last. “But you have to teach me how to do animals. I can’t keep myself from wilting when I’m a plant, so I’ve been afraid to try a living form.”
She laughs and shifts into the shape of a large golden retriever and almost licks me to death before I can make her stop.”
Margaret Maron, Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side


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