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Suitable for hanging : selected stories
Maron, Margaret.
Personal Author:
First edition, limited edition.
Publication Information:
Norfolk : Crippen & Landru, [2004]

Physical Description:
208 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"This limited edition of Suitable for hanging: selected stories by Margaret Maron is one of 285 copies sewn in cloth and signed and numbered by the author. Each copy contains an original or carbon typescript page from the author's files of a story in this book."
The early retirement of Mario Colletti -- Devil's Island -- To hide a tree -- Croquet's summer -- "... That married dear old Dad" -- Craquelure --Lost and found -- Shaggy dog -- No, I'm not Jane Marple, but since you ask -- The stupid pet trick -- Roman's holiday -- Half of something -- Growth marks -- Virgo in sapphires -- The third element -- What's in a name -- Mixed blessings -- Till 3:45 -- The choice -- The dog that didn't bark.
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X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Short mystery and detective stories, including tales of Deborah Knott, by the Edgar-winning author.

Author Notes

Margaret Maron grew up in rural North Carolina. She attended college for two years before a summer job at the Pentagon led to marriage, a tour of duty in Italy, than several years in Brooklyn, New York before moving back to North Carolina. She is the author of the Sigrid Harald Mystery series, the Deborah Knott Mystery series, Bloody Kin, and Last Lessons of Summer. Bootlegger's Daughter won the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Mystery in 1992. "Up Jumps the Devil" won the 1996 "Best Novel" Agatha award. "High Country Fall" was nominated for an Agatha Award in 2004 and also picked up a Macavity nomination the following year. "Three-Day Town" won the 2011 Agatha Award for "Best Novel". "Long Upon the Land" won the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel of 2015.Margaret is a founding member and past president of sisters in Crime and of the American Crime Writer's League; She is a director on the national board for Mystery Writers of America.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The award-winning Maron, creator of the Lieutenant Sigrid Harald andudge Deborahnott series, is also the author of an impressive assortment of short fiction, much of which is collected here. Maron's concern with the dynamics of time, place, and relationships is especially evident in these stories about how people try to deal with situations that may be beyond their control. A hit man trying to escape from the Mob is not as clever as he thinks he is. A family croquet match turns out to be much more than a game, and a stupid pet trick reveals sordid events. Some of the stories feature Deborahnot and her Colleton County, North Carolina, home. Sigrid Harald doesn't appear, but Roman Tramegra, a supporting character from the Harald novels, stars in one story set in Venice. Most of the stories have been published elsewhere, but two are new. Maron has written an introduction to the collection as well as a brief preface to each story. --Barbara Bibel Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Fans of Crippen & Landru's "Lost Classics" series will welcome Anthony Berkeley's The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook, edited by Tony Medawar and Arthur Robinson. Berkeley (1893-1971), the founder of London's Detection Club, was a master of the fair-play puzzle tales, such as "The Avenging Chance," collected here. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved