Maron, Margaret. Winter's Child. An unpretentious, enjoyable mystery set in North Carolina and Virginia. Deborah Knott, judge, has recently married Dwight Bryant, Sheriff's deputy. A phone call from Dwight's son by a previous marriage sends Dwight to Shayville to appear as his son's "Show and Tell." Dwight discovers that there is more than an appearance at school in Cal's request for his presence. Dwight's former wife, Calvin's mother, has disappeared. Then Cal disappears. Deborah joins her husband in solving the mystery. There is another mystery sideline in which a local bad boy is murdered, but it is minor and just distracts from the real story.
Mystery. 324 pages. c. 2006.