MARGARET MARON grew raised in the country near Raleigh, North Carolina, then moved to Brooklyn, New York, for a number of years. She began a series based on her own past when she and her artist husband returned to the farm that had been in her family for a century. The first novel, Bootlegger's Daughter, was a Washington Post bestseller that won all of the major mystery honors for the year, including the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards for Best Novel, and was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century. Up Jumps the Devil, Storm Track, and Three-Day Town, all later Deborah Knott novels, earned the Agatha Award for Best Novel. Margaret is also the creator of the Sigrid Harald mystery series.
Maron was honored with the North Carolina Award for Literary in 2008, the state's highest civilian honor. Maron's achievements to the mystery genre were recognized in 2013 when the Mystery Writers of America named her a Grand Master, an distinction first conferred on Agatha Christie. MargaretMaron.com is a great place to learn more about her.