Sunday, August 31, 2014

Margaret Maron's "Designated Daughters"

Margaret Maron grew up on a farm near Raleigh and lived in Brooklyn for many years. Returning to her North Carolina roots prompted Maron to write a series based on her own background, the first of which, Bootlegger's Daughter, was a Washington Post bestseller and swept the major mystery awards for 1993.

Here Maron dreamcasts an adaptation of Designated Daughters, the nineteenth book in the acclaimed Deborah Knott series:
Rather than a movie per se, I'd rather see all 19 of my Judge Deborah Knott novels turned into a series for "Masterpiece Mystery." (Hey, if you're gonna aim high, might as well shoot for the moon, right?) I've never cast the characters in my head except for Deborah's daddy. The only actor I've ever seen that matches the description of that tall, blue-eyed fiddle-playing bootlegger is Kris Kristofferson. He's just about the right age now. The Masterpiece producers do such a good job with matching actors to parts, that I'd leave the rest up to them as long as they didn't make Deborah look like an anorexic teenage sexpot.
Learn more about the book and author at Margaret Maron's website.

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