The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron

By Margaret Maron

Pass judgement on Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, are again domestic in Colleton County amid kinfolk and outdated pals. however the wintry weather winds have blown in numerous new faces to boot. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mom, Anne, a widely known photographer, are down from long island to go to Mrs. Lattimore, Anne's loss of life mom. whilst the crowd gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian domestic, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist getting to know a publication on Southern vultures. He's additionally Mrs. Lattimore's long-lost nephew. along with her health and wellbeing in decline, Mrs. Lattimore desires to make amends together with her family-a hope Deborah can comprehend, as she, too, works to reinforce her courting along with her younger stepson, Cal.

Anne is charmed by means of her mysterious cousin, yet she can't shake the sensation that there's anything commonly used approximately Martin . . . anything he doesn't wish her or someone else to find. whilst a string of suspicious murders units Colleton County on area, Deborah, Dwight, and Sigrid once more interact to trap a killer, uncovering long-buried relations secrets and techniques alongside the best way.

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By Margaret Maron

Pass judgement on Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, are again domestic in Colleton County amid kinfolk and outdated pals. however the wintry weather winds have blown in numerous new faces to boot. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mom, Anne, a widely known photographer, are down from long island to go to Mrs. Lattimore, Anne's loss of life mom. whilst the crowd gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian domestic, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist getting to know a publication on Southern vultures. He's additionally Mrs. Lattimore's long-lost nephew. along with her health and wellbeing in decline, Mrs. Lattimore desires to make amends together with her family-a hope Deborah can comprehend, as she, too, works to reinforce her courting along with her younger stepson, Cal.

Anne is charmed by means of her mysterious cousin, yet she can't shake the sensation that there's anything commonly used approximately Martin . . . anything he doesn't wish her or someone else to find. whilst a string of suspicious murders units Colleton County on area, Deborah, Dwight, and Sigrid once more interact to trap a killer, uncovering long-buried relations secrets and techniques alongside the best way.

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De Sade turned. One of the smart suits stood there, the guy. “And you’d want to know because, why? ” The man smiled and produced his badge. “FBI Special Agent Davies, New York Field Office. ” De Sade knew he was on shaky ground if it came to a jurisdictional fight, serial killings often became the province of the FBI. Davies understood the situation too. ” That was encouraging, de Sade thought. So what did they really want? The second victim, Emily Johannsen had pointed them in the direction of a Russian connection.

Agent Ward mentioned it earlier. You’re suggesting that he signs his own signature to the murders, that’s quite a jump. Kind of like holding up his hand and saying ‘look, everybody, this is my handiwork’. It’s too pat, too easy. ” “Wait until you meet him, he’s an arrogant son of a bitch. He thinks he’s cleverer than all of us, he can do whatever he wants. Look at Dennis Rader, another arrogant SOB, he was undone by his arrogance. ” De Sade remembered the case. Rader couldn’t stand someone else taking his credit.

It also worked away some of the tension of the day. De Sade finished off with a hard twenty minutes on the treadmill and rinsed off the last of the day’s woes in an ice-cold shower. Then he settled in his armchair with a book and another Schneider Kristall beer. It was a book about chess, or rather about a chess player. It was time to beat Samuel Aaronssen at his own game, maybe Fischer had some tips for him. The book was entitled ‘Endgame, Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall’. Supposedly it unlocked the mind of the chess wizard, what made the eccentric genius tick and more importantly, what his winning secrets were.

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