Baby Doll Games (Sigrid Harald Series #5)

Baby Doll Games (Sigrid Harald Series #5)

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by Margaret Maron
     
 

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When a Greenwich Village dancer is brutally murdered in front of an audience of horrified children, Lt. Sigrid Harald, NYPD must sort through the backstage passions to discover who wanted Emmy Mion dead and why. Complicating her investigation are her housemate, who wrote the scenario for the death scene; a children's therapist with her own agenda; and a world-famous

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When a Greenwich Village dancer is brutally murdered in front of an audience of horrified children, Lt. Sigrid Harald, NYPD must sort through the backstage passions to discover who wanted Emmy Mion dead and why. Complicating her investigation are her housemate, who wrote the scenario for the death scene; a children's therapist with her own agenda; and a world-famous artist whose on-again/off-again attentions have left an emotionally Sigrid bewildered and insecure. Only by concentrating on the murder can she maintain her equilibrium.

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Curtain up. Body down. In this prequel to Fugitive Colors (1995), diffident NYC copper Sigrid Harald begins her affair with artist Oscar Nauman; shares her apartment with roly-poly writer/amateur sleuth Roman Tramegra; and finds herself knee-deep in kiddies who enjoyed a matinee until child-size dancer Emmy Mion was thrown into a pointed fence by another dancer wearing a jack-o'-lantern costume. Whodunit, and why? Sigrid and her gang at the NYPD will interrogate the cast, the backstage help and the audience many, many times, on each occasion revising the crime timetable, but never coming close to a solution until Dr. Christa Ferrell, a former classmate of Sigrid's now become a pediatric psychotherapist, wades in to assess the kids. Meanwhile, another unsolved murder comes into play. Roman tries to be helpful. Sigrid's mother tries to smarten her wardrobe. Oscar enjoys a breakfast of Sigrid and blueberry muffins. Eventually, the timetables and the kids coincide, but not before one more horrific murder must be reassigned. A clunker that proves even the most prize-worthy of authors can have a bad day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985910723
Publisher:
Oconee Spirit Press LLC
Publication date:
08/04/2013
Series:
Sigrid Harald Series , #5
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
542,479
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET MARON grew up on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she returned to her North Carolina roots with her artist-husband, Joe, she bagan a series based on her own background. The first book, BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER, because a Washington Post bestseller that swept the top mystery awards for its year and is among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Later Deborah Knott novels UP JUMPS THE DEVIL and STORM TRACK won the Agatha award for Best Novel.

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Baby Doll Games (Sigrid Harald Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mysteryloverMI More than 1 year ago
The Sigrid Harald Series is much better than the Deborah Knott series by this author; I am not sure why they were not as popular. Perhaps now that she is a known quantity, her earlier Sigrid Harald series will take off. The ending of this book has a great twist. Well worth the read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this series of Margaret Maron books. She adds humor, suspense, and fun to her writings.
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