Title Profile & Character Information

The Buzzard Table

Annotation
New York Timesbestselling author Margaret Maron returns with a thrilling new Deborah Knott mystery . . .

THE BUZZARD TABLE

Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne's dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He's also Mrs. Lattimore's long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal.

Anne is charmed by her mysterious cousin, but she cannot shake the feeling that there is something familiar about Martin . . . something he doesn't want her or anyone else to discover. When a string of suspicious murders sets Colleton County on edge, Deborah, Dwight, and Sigrid once again work together to catch a killer, uncovering long-buried family secrets along the way.

Characters
NameKnott, Deborah
GenderFemale
OccupationJudge
TraitsMarried
Stepmother

NameBryant, Dwight
GenderMale
OccupationDeputy sheriff
TraitsRemarried
Father

GenreFiction
Mystery
    --Cozy
    --Police procedural
    --Women sleuths
TopicsSecrets
Family
Judges
Photographers
Judges
Family relationships
Murder investigations
SettingNorth Carolina