Publication Date: August 12, 2014, Grand Central Publishing (Hardcover)
Agatha Nominee, Malice Domestic 2015
Winner of an Earphones Award by AudioFile Magazine.
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Critical Praise for Designated Daughters
"In MWA Grand Master Maron’s outstanding 19th mystery featuring judge Deborah Knott...Maron achieves a delicate balance as she explores differences between mistakes, sins, and crimes, and shows that justice is not always arrived at by conventional means." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"Maron knows how to adorn a solid murder mystery with plenty of ancillary entertainments." (New York Times)
"[A] well-paced yarn well up to Maron's Agatha Award-winning standards." (StarNewsOnline)
"Maron is not only an excellent mystery writer but also an excellent narrator. Her slight Southern drawl perfectly presents the list of suspects in this mystery." (AudioFile Magazine)