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...
In this 10th mystery starring Deborah Knott, the judge visits a tourist town that's not as tranquil as it first appears. Judge Deborah Knott is having doubts about her recent engagement to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant, and so she eagerly seizes the opportunity to travel five hours away to fill in for a vacationing judge in the charming North Carolina mountain town of Cedar Gap. But if Deborah was looking for a peaceful idyll in which to clear her head, she's doomed to disappointment. She's presiding over a murder trial almost as soon as she arrives; and the dead man, a respected doctor, won't be the last corpse to show up in Cedar Gap....
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- August 1, 2005
- August 1, 2005
- Margaret Maron