I saw in the news the other day that Margaret Maron died at the end of February. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed her mystery novels set in North Carolina and featuring Judge Deborah Knott. I’ll need to get one of those off the shelf and do a little re-reading! There are 20 of these and I think I’ve only read six or so, so I have some catching up to do as well. She also has another series about a detective named Sigrid Harald. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ll put them on my list.
Maron was also a founder of Sisters in Crime, a group for women mystery writers. All of this seems just right on this International Women’s Day 2021! The Wikipedia article about Maron is good, and there you’ll find her book lists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Maron
Here’s a photo of the first Deborah Knott book: