Southern Discomfort (Deborah Knott Mystery #2) (Hardcover)

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Deborah Knott may have lost the district election, but a bigoted judge's sudden death--and some old-fashioned political horse trading--have won her a governor's appointment. True to Southern form, her swearing-in is followed by a raucous reception that brings out every elderly aunt and cousin in the county.

Unfortunately, Lu Bingham, the force behind WomenAid, is at the reception, too. Not only has she come to collect the leftovers for her daycare center, but she's also there to collect on one of Deborah's more extravagant campaign promises. Before Deborah can say, "If elected..." she is committed to putting her muscle where her mouth was, spending weekends with an all-woman crew as the group attempts to build its first house for a needy single mom.

Chaos erupts before the house is even half-finished. On the same rainy summer night that one of her many older brothers collapses on the side of the road from an apparent heart attack, his daughter is found battered and half-naked in the deserted structure. Has she been raped? Who left her in that condition? And whose blood is that on Deborah's own hammer?

Dwight Bryant, an old childhood friend (and a bit of a good ol' boy), is a modern and efficient police detective, but it is Deborah who must judge whether dark secrets in her own family have led to murder. And if so, reveal the darker more troubling reasons why.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692780510
ISBN-10: 0692780513
Publisher: Maron and Company
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 254
Language: English
Series: Deborah Knott Mystery