Originally published in paperback by Crippen & Landru, 1997. Ebook edition coming soon.

Book Description

For the first few years of her professional life, Margaret Maron considered herself a short story writer only, and this first collection includes her very first published work as well as several stories that feature characters from her Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott series. Readers can chart for themselves her growth as a writer. Each story is prefaced with a short introduction. 

Critical Praise for Shoveling Smoke

"A find for Maron (and short-mystery) fans." (Booklist) 

"If you enjoy short fiction or Maron's series characters, do yourself a favor and pick up Shoveling Smoke." (Mystery News) 

"Terrific new collection." (The Drood Review)  

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