Margaret Maron was an American author of mystery novels. She was a founding member of the Sisters in Crime, as well as a member of the American Crime Writers’ League and a director of the Mystery Writers of America. She had won several different awards, including the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award. Her series include the Deborah Knott and Sigrid Harald series. Margaret lived in North Carolina with her husband Joe.

Margaret Maron passed away on February 23rd, 2021. She was 82 years old.

Margaret Maron made her debut as a fiction author in 1981 with One Coffee With. Below is a list of Margaret Maron’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Sigrid Harald Books

One Coffee With (1981)Description / Buy at
Death of a Butterfly (1984)Description / Buy at
Death in Blue Folders (1985)Description / Buy at
The Right Jack (1987)Description / Buy at
Baby Doll Games (1988)Description / Buy at
Corpus Christmas (1989)Description / Buy at
Past Imperfect (1991)Description / Buy at
Fugitive Colors (1995)Description / Buy at
Take Out (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Judge Deborah Knott Books

Bootlegger's Daughter (1992)Description / Buy at
Southern Discomfort (1993)Description / Buy at
Shooting at Loons (1994)Description / Buy at
Up Jumps the Devil (1996)Description / Buy at
Killer Market (1997)Description / Buy at
Home Fires (1998)Description / Buy at
Storm Track (2000)Description / Buy at
Uncommon Clay (2001)Description / Buy at
Slow Dollar (2002)Description / Buy at
High Country Fall (2004)Description / Buy at
Rituals of the Season (2005)Description / Buy at
Winter's Child (2006)Description / Buy at
Hard Row (2007)Description / Buy at
Death's Half Acre (2008)Description / Buy at
Sand Sharks (2009)Description / Buy at
Christmas Mourning (2010)Description / Buy at
Three-Day Town (2011)Description / Buy at
The Buzzard Table (2012)Description / Buy at
Designated Daughters (2014)Description / Buy at
Long Upon the Land (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Deborah Knott Short Stories Books

Deborah's Judgement (2012)Description / Buy at
With This Ring (2012)Description / Buy at
Bewreathed (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bloody Kin (1985)Description / Buy at
Last Lessons of Summer (2003)Description / Buy at
Growth Marks (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Deborah’s Judgment (1991)Description / Buy at
…That Married Dear Old Dad (1993)Description / Buy at
Virgo in Sapphires (2001)Description / Buy at
The Dog That Didn’t Bark (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Shoveling Smoke (1997)Description / Buy at
Suitable for Hanging (2004)Description / Buy at
Postcards From the Mediterranean (2012)Description / Buy at
Five Christmas Gifts - A Holiday Short Story Collection (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Deadly Allies Books

Deadly Allies (With: Sue Grafton,Sara Paretsky,Jan Grape,Susan Dunlap,Nancy Pickard,Loren D. Estleman,Julie Smith,Jeremiah Healy,Max Allan Collins,Benjamin M. Schutz,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi,Carolyn Hart,Lia Matera,Michael Collins,Marilyn Wallace,Rob Kantner,Sandra Scoppettone,Sarah Andrews,Bob Randisi) (1992)Description / Buy at
Deadly Allies II (By: Susan Dunlap,Loren D. Estleman,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi) (1994)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales of Terror(1986)Description / Buy at
Beastly Tales(1989)Description / Buy at
Sisters in Crime 2(1990)Description / Buy at
A Woman's Eye(1991)Description / Buy at
Deadly Allies(1992)Description / Buy at
Women of Mystery II(1994)Description / Buy at
Partners in Crime(1994)Description / Buy at
The Crown Crime Companion(1995)Description / Buy at
Vengeance is Hers(1997)Description / Buy at
Funny Bones: 15 New Tales of Murder and Mayhem(1997)Description / Buy at
Women of Mystery III(1998)Description / Buy at
Mom, Apple Pie and Murder(1999)Description / Buy at
Malice Domestic 8(1999)Description / Buy at
Irreconcilable Differences(1999)Description / Buy at
Magnolias and Mayhem(2000)Description / Buy at
Women Before the Bench(2001)Description / Buy at
Malice Domestic 10(2001)Description / Buy at
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Description / Buy at
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Description / Buy at
Tar Heel Dead(2005)Description / Buy at
Crimes by Moonlight(2010)Description / Buy at
A Study in Sherlock(2011)Description / Buy at
27 Views of Raleigh(2013)Description / Buy at
Carolina Crimes(2014)Description / Buy at
Writes of Passage(2014)Description / Buy at
Manhattan Mayhem(2015)Description / Buy at
Murder Under the Oaks(2015)Description / Buy at
Tales From Colleton County(2020)Description / Buy at

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5 Responses to “Order of Margaret Maron Books”

  1. Georgiagirl64: 8 years ago

    Brandon, it’s working for me today. Thanks for your reply. Love your newsletter!


  2. Georgiagirl64: 8 years ago

    I see your Judge Knott list stops at one written in 2004. This list needs to be updated.


    • Brandon: 8 years ago

      It works fine for me. I’ll have to look into it.


  3. Elaine hill: 10 years ago

    Why is Designated Daughters not available in kindle edition?


    • Brandon: 10 years ago

      Are you in the UK? I can see it on both and (which those in the UK can’t purchase Kindle books from), but not Amazon UK. I have no explanation for this, unfortunately.


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