Doomed to Die Author:Dorothy Simpson "A Scribner Crime Novel"
...."Barrister Vanessa Broxton knows something is terribly wrong when whe comes in from a long day away and hears little Henry crying. Her friend Perdita had agreed to baby-sit. It's inconceivable that she would leave a boy of twenty months to scream hysterically in his crib. Venessa soon finds Perdita's body."