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Margaret Maron

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Occupation  Novelist
Genre  Mystery
Language  English

Nationality  American
Name  Margaret Maron
Period  1981 to Present
Role  Writer
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Awards  Edgar Award for Best Novel, Edgar Grand Master Award
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best Short Story, Dilys Award
Books  Bootlegger's Daughter, One Coffee With, Last lessons of summer, High Country Fall, Southern discomfort
Similar People  Sharyn McCrumb, Carolyn Hart, Donna Andrews, Nancy Pickard, Edward Gorman

Notable works  Deborah Knott Series

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Margaret Maron is an American writer, the author of award-winning mystery novels.



Maron was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and grew up in central Johnston County; she has also lived in Italy. She and her husband, artist Joe Maron, lived in Brooklyn before returning to her home state where they now live.


Maron is the author of numerous short stories and more than 20 mystery novels to date. One series of novels features Sigrid Harald, a loner lieutenant in the NYPD whose policeman father was killed in the line of duty when she was a toddler (The Right Jack: a Sigrid Harald Mystery). Another series follows the adventures of Judge Deborah Knott, attorney and daughter of an infamous North Carolina bootlegger.

Her works have been translated into a dozen languages and are on the reading lists of many courses in contemporary Southern literature.

Professional activities

Maron is a founding member and past president of Sisters in Crime and of the American Crime Writers' League, and a director on the national board for Mystery Writers of America. She was a keynote speaker at the Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave in 2004.


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