SUITABLE FOR HANGING
Originally published in paperback by Crippen & Landru, 2004. Ebook edition coming soon.
This is Margaret Maron's second collection of short stories. Four of these 20 stories use her Colleton County setting and Deborah Knott appears in three of them ("The Third Element," "What's in a Name?" and "Mixed Blessings." Dwight Bryant appears without her in "The Dog That Didn't Bark.") "Craquelure" details how Maron researches a book and creates an elusive character. Each story is prefaced with a short explanation of how or why the story was written.
Critical Praise for Suitable for Hanging
"Maron's concern with the dynamics of time, place, and relationships is especially evident in these stories." (Booklist)