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Last lessons of summer

by Maron, Margaret.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
Available (11)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Mysteries M MARO
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Mysteries
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Fiction FIC MARON
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Collection  Fiction
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC MARON Margaret
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Mystery
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Fiction F MAR
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Collection  Fiction
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Hampton Community Library Fiction F MARON
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Fiction
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction MARON
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  MARON
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction MYS MARON
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  MYS MARON
Northland Public Library Mystery FIC MARON MYS
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Mystery
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Mystery Fic Mys Mar
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Collection  Mystery
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Shaler North Hills Library Mystery MYSTERY MARON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Whitehall Public Library Mystery Collection MYS Maron
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Mystery Collection
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks CHECKED OUT
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* Slow Dollar, Margaret Maron's previous hardcover for Mysterious Press, wasreleased in 8/02. The Warner mass market edition will be released in 8/03.
* In 1993, Margaret Maron swept the top mystery awards with her first Deborah Knott novel, Bootlegger's Daughter (Mysterious Press, 1992), winning the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of 1992, the Agatha Award, the Macavity, and the Anthony. Most recently, she won the Agatha for Storm Track (Mysterious Press, 2000).
* Margaret Maron grew up near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York; Naples, Italy; and Washington, D.C. When she eventually returned to her North Carolina roots, she began thinking about a series based on her background and created the award-winning Deborah Knott series.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This is a stand-alone mystery from the author of the popular Judge Deborah Knott series. Fans of the Knott series will want to read Maron's latest, but this desultory sleuthing excursion might leave them disappointed. A New York City heiress to a toy company returns to North Carolina after her grandmother's death and, in the course of clearing the house, finds herself investigating her grandmother's murder and the suspicious death, years before, of her own mother. The writing, unfortunately, suggests an insipid teen romance. The heroine, in crisis, urges herself on with sayings from a beloved book about two stuffed animals: "What do you think, Pink? What'll we do, Blue?" Plot twists are delivered awkwardly, sometimes in artificial dialogue, as in, "Yet, three years later, she shot herself. Why, Dad?" The heroine doesn't so much solve the mystery as stand around while people decide to divulge secrets. Maron is a popular mystery author, and most library collections will need her complete works, but this one is sadly deficient. --Connie Fletcher"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Known best for her Deborah Knott novels (Slow Dollar, etc.) and her Sigrid Harald series (Fugitive Colors, etc.), Edgar-winner Maron has produced a standalone gem, set in North Carolina's Piedmont country, that focuses on a large matriarchal family. Amy Steadman, a toy company executive in New York City, returns to her Southern roots one steamy August after inheriting a fortune from her murdered maternal grandmother, Frances Barbour. Aided by Beth, her pouty younger half-sister, Amy sorts through furniture, books and other personal items in Grandma Frances's summer house, where Amy's mother, Maxie, committed suicide when Amy was three. Amy is determined to find out what was really behind her mother's death-and her grandmother's, too. Amy's many kinfolk, who pass in and out of the house, seem as kind and gentle as can be, but one of them is decidedly dangerous. Cousin Curt is poisoned with jimson weed seeds cooked into a jar of preserves, and another tainted jar turns up in Amy's refrigerator. Maron has a faultless ear for Southern speech, dotting her dialogue with regionalisms like "I might could have." A feast of clues and red herrings, the book builds to a climax that hits like a hot bullet blast. With oodles of characters to keep straight, readers will find the family tree at the start an essential guide. (Aug. 26) FYI: Maron is a past president of Sisters in Crime and a former board member of the Mystery Writers of America. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Women -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Death -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Mysterious Press,2003
Language English
Description 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0892967803
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