BABY DOLL GAMES
Originally published in paperback (left) by Bantam Books, 1988. Ebook edition (right) published by Maron & Company, 2011.
Winner of the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards for Best Novel, “Bootlegger’s Daughter” was the first full-length novel featuring Deborah Knott.
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.
Critical Praise for Baby Doll Games
“A tough and engrossing tale that pleasingly mixes contemporary social issues with techniques of police psychology.” (The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC)
“Maron packs a nice puzzle.” (Wilson Library Bulletin)
“Not since the fall of Jack and Jill has so much blood been spilt so enthrallingly.” (The Independent, Durham, NC)