Home Fires

Home Fires

Book - 1998
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At a stop along her campaign trail, Judge Deborah Knott attends a community picnic at the Mt. Olive Church. When the historic building is destroyed by a fire shortly after the outing; and the charred skeleton of a young man is found among the ashes; Knott begins her own investigation into the tragedy. Earlier national news reports of a fire at a local African-American church had already gained the attention of Wallace Adderly, a Black Panther from the 70s. Knott and Adderly team up to discover if the blazes are merely coincidence, or the work of a racist arsonist. As the number of suspects rises, Deborah finds herself re-examining her own beliefs and values as she and Adderly race to prevent another devastating loss in the community.The mass market edition of Killer Market (Mysterious Press 8/97) will be published simultaneously with Home Fires Burning.A Main Selection of The Mystery Guild.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780892966554
0892966556
Characteristics: 243 p. :,ill., geneal. table ;,24 cm.

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Oct 07, 2018

6th book in the series, mystery, sleuth Judge Deborah Knott, by Margaret Maron
set in rural Alabama, contemporary times.
Some books teach us to better understand particular eras in American regional history.
This novel teaches valuable social history information, woven into the plot.
Fires set alight by arsonists, to burn buildings of purpose. Fires to churches.
Churches were protected by a law....etc.
And those fires really did happen around the country. When?

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