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Suitable for Hanging: Selected Stories [Paperback]

Margaret Maron

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Feb. 1 2004

The creator of Judge Deborah Knott and Lieutenant Sigrid Harald and the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Margaret Maron is one of the finest contemporary mystery writers. Maron has a sensitivity about how time and place influence people and events. In Maron’s work the mystery story is as concerned with people as well as with puzzles.

Suitable for Hanging contains twenty of Margaret Maron’s best uncollected short stories, beginning with an early tale of a hitman trying to escape from the mob, to her newest stories about Deborah Knott and other mysteries set on Knott’s Colleton County. And one, featuring Roman Tramegra from the Lt. Sigrid Harald novels, takes place in Venice.

The book includes two new short stories, and an introduction and prefaces to each story by the author as well as a complete checklist of Margaret Maron's writings in the mystery field.

Cover painting, illustrating"The Dog That Didn't Bark," by Carol Heyer.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Crippen & Landru Pub (Feb. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932009116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932009118
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g

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The award-winning Maron, creator of the Lieutenant Sigrid Harald and Judge Deborah Knott 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 Deborah Knot 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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for Hanging Review Jan. 9 2007
By Dale Reichard - Published on Amazon.com
As usual, Margaret Maron has done a splendid job. I would like to see more mysteries featuring Judge Knott in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories! April 18 2010
By Susan A. Titus - Published on Amazon.com
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Margaret Maron has a wonderful voice that these stories show as much as her Deborah Knott series shows. The stories are about relationships, and in the voice of the south. I mean the south that that includes "newcomers" as well as people who have lived through the changes brought about by the civil rights activities and laws of the late 20th century. She is an author which brings joy, and pain and self reflection as well as a good mystery!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short Mystery Pleasures July 26 2011
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
I'm not a real fan of short stories though I both read and write them. Margaret Maron's SUITABLE FOR HANGING is an outstanding collection from "The Early Retirement of Mario Colletti" to "The Dog That Didn't Bark."
She teaches the rest of us how to do it teaches the rest of us how to do it with the less than 300 words "Devil's Island."
This is a great book to have in the pocket of your easy chair to enjoy with a refreshing cup of tea.
Nash Black, author of SANDPRINTS OF DEATH.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good background book about short stories April 29 2014
By Linda M. Mcmillin - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all of Margaret's Deborah Knott books as well as Sigrid Harald Books and she has an enticing way of involving you into their lives. It is a nice getaway. Keep it up Margaret.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent samples of Margaret Maron's stories Feb. 5 2014
By Rosie Place - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great way to sample work by Margaret Maron, if you have not read her before. The book is a collection of short stories, so you can read one, or several at a time. These stories are a special treat for those who have history in, or affection for the South, or North Carolina in particular.

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