Detective Sigrid Harald finds herself involved with a variety of colorful and offbeat suspects as she investigates a murder in the art department of a prestigious university
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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.From Booklist:
Academic rivalry, petty jealousy, greed, and revenge form the backdrop for Maron's detective story featuring NYPD cop Sigrid Harald. Riley Quinn, deputy chairman of the art department at New York's Vanderlyn College, dies a grotesquely painful death when he drinks coffee laced with potassium dichromate, and it's up to Sigrid to find out whodunit. There are plenty of suspects, among them a disgruntled student, a female colleague whose promotion he blocked, another colleague with whom Quinn's wife was having a blatant affair, and a Hungarian handyman whose uncle left all his paintings to Quinn--paintings that are now worth a fortune. Maron is better known for her Judge Deborah Knott series, but the Harald novels, starring a character every bit as complex as Knott, are equally entertaining. This one was originally published in paper in 1982 and has been reprinted occasionally, but it remains difficult to track down. Maron fans should jump on it while they have a chance. Emily Melton
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Book Description Mysterious Press, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110446404152
Book Description Mysterious Press, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0446404152