Corpus Christmas - Sigrid Harald, Bk 6 Author:Margaret Maron A relic of Manhattan's Gilded Age, when Edith Wharton and Henry James chronicled its inhabitants, the Erich Bruel House on Gramercy Park contained three floors of glorious art-and one Christmas corpse. While the mansion was being decorated with antique ornaments, and preparations were being made for a lavish holiday party, someone killed the... more » obnoxious art historian Dr. Roger Shambley. Lieutenant Sigrid Harald of the New York Police Department comes up with a long list of suspects, and must sort through all sorts of motives, including academic rivalry, infidelity, art fraud, and good old-fashioned spite. Unless Sigrid can wrap up this homicide before the killer strikes again, her romantic white Christmas is going to be splashed with crimson.« less
Thi book is one of the NYC detective Sigrid Harald series, an earlier series by this author. I like the character very much and enjoyed this plot set in the art world. I am on the WL for the rest of the series.
A Maron mystery featuring Lt. Sigrid Harald, who investigates a death in a private art museum, the Breul House. A fascinating cast of characters including the Lt.'s love interest, older artist, Oscar Nauman. All takes place in December. A very good read.