Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA on August 25th, 1938 and passed away at the age of 82 on February 23rd, 2021.

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Margaret Maron Stats: The highest rated book by Margaret Maron on Book Notification is Long Upon the Land, the 20th novel in the Judge Deborah Knott series. The second-highest rated book is Home Fires (Judge Deborah Knott #6).

The most read book by Margaret Maron on Book Notification is Bootlegger's Daughter, the first novel in the Judge Deborah Knott series. The second most read book is Southern Discomfort (Judge Deborah Knott #2).

Below is a complete list of Margaret Maron books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Margaret Maron is the Judge Deborah Knott Series.

List of Sigrid Harald Books in Publication Order

List of Judge Deborah Knott Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.2
Bootlegger's Daughter
1992
2
8
Southern Discomfort
1993
3
7.3
Shooting at Loons
1994
4
7.6
Up Jumps the Devil
1996
5
7.6
Killer Market
1997
6
8.4
Home Fires
1998
7
7.5
Storm Track
2000
8
7.2
Uncommon Clay
2001
9
8
Slow Dollar
2002
10
8
High Country Fall
2004
11
8
Rituals of the Season
2005
12
8
Winter's Child
2006
13
7.2
Hard Row
2007
14
8
Death's Half Acre
2008
15
8
Sand Sharks
2009
16
7.5
Christmas Mourning
2010
17
6.8
Three-Day Town
2011
18
8
The Buzzard Table
2012
19
8
Designated Daughters
2014
20
8.5
Long Upon the Land
2015

List of Deborah Knott Short Stories in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Deadly Allies Books in Publication Order

List of Margaret Maron Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Tales of Terror
1986
2
Beastly Tales
1989
3
Sisters in Crime 2
1990
4
A Woman's Eye
1991
5
Deadly Allies
1992
6
Women of Mystery II
1994
7
Deadly Allies II
1994
8
Partners in Crime
1994
9
The Crown Crime Companion
1995
10
Vengeance is Hers
1997
11
Funny Bones: 15 New Tales of Murder and Mayhem
1997
12
Women of Mystery III
1998
13
Mom, Apple Pie and Murder
1999
14
Malice Domestic 8
1999
15
Irreconcilable Differences
1999
16
Magnolias and Mayhem
2000
17
Women Before the Bench
2001
18
Malice Domestic 10
2001
19
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years
2001
20
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
21
Tar Heel Dead
2005
22
8
Crimes by Moonlight
2010
23
4.7
A Study in Sherlock
2011
24
27 Views of Raleigh
2013
25
Carolina Crimes
2014
26
Writes of Passage
2014
27
10
Manhattan Mayhem
2015
28
Murder Under the Oaks
2015
29
Tales From Colleton County
2020
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Margaret Maron: Biography

Margaret Maron (Margaret Brown) was born on August 25th, 1938. Margaret passed away February 23rd, 2021 at 82 years old. Margaret Maron was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Margaret Maron was the author of the Judge Deborah Knott series which consists of 20 novels. The Judge Deborah Knott series started in 1992 with the novel Bootlegger's Daughter. The most recently released novel in the Judge Deborah Knott series was Long Upon the Land which was released in 2015. There are no upcoming novels for the Judge Deborah Knott series.

Margaret Maron (Margaret Brown) also wrote the Sigrid Harald series which has 9 books including One Coffee With and Death of a Butterfly.

Margaret Maron: Awards & Accolades

Margaret Maron won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2013.

Margaret Maron has won many awards including:

  • Deborah's Judgement won the Agatha Award, Best Short Story, in 1991 as well as the Macavity Award - Best Short Story in 1992.
  • Bootlegger's Daughter won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1992 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1993, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1993, Anthony Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1993.
  • Up Jumps the Devil won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1996.
  • Storm Track won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 2000.
  • The Dog That Didn’t Bark won the Agatha Award, Best Short Story, in 2002.
  • Three-Day Town won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 2011.
  • Writes of Passage won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2014 as well as the Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2015, Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2015.
  • Long Upon the Land won the Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel, in 2015.
  • Murder Under the Oaks won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2016.

The following novels by Margaret Maron were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Right Jack: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1988).
  • Corpus Christmas: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1989). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1990).
  • Sisters in Crime 2: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (1991).
  • Deborah’s Judgment: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1992).
  • Bootlegger's Daughter: Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1993).
  • …That Married Dear Old Dad: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1993).
  • Southern Discomfort: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1993). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1994).
  • Home Fires: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1998). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1999).
  • Virgo in Sapphires: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (2001). Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2002).
  • Uncommon Clay: Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel (2002).
  • Last Lessons of Summer: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2003).
  • High Country Fall: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2004). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2005).
  • Rituals of the Season: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2005).
  • Hard Row: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2007).
  • The Buzzard Table: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2012).
  • Designated Daughters: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2014).
  • Carolina Crimes: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2015).

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  1. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  2. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  3. Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone Series.
  4. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  5. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.

Margaret Maron: F.A.Q

When was Margaret Maron Born?

Margaret Maron was born on August 25th, 1938.

When did Margaret Maron die?

Margaret Maron died on February 23rd, 2021 at 82 years old.

Where was Margaret Maron Born?

Margaret Maron was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

What awards has Margaret Maron won?

Margaret Maron has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2013).

What book awards has Margaret Maron won?

Deborah's Judgement: Agatha Award Best Short Story (1991), Macavity Award Best Short Story (1992).
Bootlegger's Daughter: Agatha Award Best Novel (1992), Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (1993), Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (1993), Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel (1993).
Up Jumps the Devil: Agatha Award Best Novel (1996).
Storm Track: Agatha Award Best Novel (2000).
The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Agatha Award Best Short Story (2002).
Three-Day Town: Agatha Award Best Novel (2011).
Writes of Passage: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2014), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2015), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2015).
Long Upon the Land: Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel (2015).
Murder Under the Oaks: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2016).

What was the first book Margaret Maron wrote?

The first novel written by Margaret Maron was One Coffee With, published in 1981.

What was the most recent book Margaret Maron wrote?

Her most recently released work was Take Out on June 1st, 2017.

How many books has Margaret Maron written?

Margaret Maron has written 43 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 9 books in the Sigrid Harald Series, 20 books in the Judge Deborah Knott Series, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 3 Standalone Novels, 4 Short Stories/Novellas, 4 books in the Short Story Collections.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I know an author that joined Sisters in Crime a little while ago, and I was introduced to Maron after learning that she was part of the team that founded Sisters in Crime.

    Organizations of this sort fascinate me because they sound so prestigious. It almost feels like they emerged mysteriously out of the mists of time. I don’t think of them as ordinary entities started by ordinary people, which is why Maron fascinated me. She seemed so normal.

    And unlike some of my favorite authors, she received the recognition she deserved during her lifetime. Some of my friends act like any author that doesn’t have an award isn’t worth their time. Whenever one of them questions a Margaret Maron recommendation I made, I do not hesitate to throw all her accolades in their faces.

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