The creator of Judge Deborah Knott and Lt. 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, about how past generations continue to affect our world, about how the domestic situation can breed both warmth and quiet despair. In short, Maron sees the mystery story as concerned with people as well as puzzles.
Shoveling Smoke contains twenty-two of Margaret Maron's best short stories, from her very first published mystery to her most recent tales. The book includes all of the short cases of Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott. The book concludes with the first publ