Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review: Baptism in Blood

Title Baptism in Blood
Author Jane Haddam
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, gregor demarkian, south, north carolina, lesbians, goddess worship 

An interesting volume in the Gregor Demarkian series. A friend of Gregor's, a professor at Columbia, is writing a book on atheism while staying in the small Southern coastal town of Bellerton, North Carolina. The baby of his typist has been murdered, and some women in a neighborhood women's community of mostly lesbian, mostly abused, women, are accused by the mother of the murder while performing a pagan ritual. Some in the neighborhood believe it, some are convinced the mother did it.

Another well-told story in the series, with characters representing the full spectrum of the community... though many fit small-town, Southern stereotypes who resent the Northern journalists that see them as ignorant hicks.

Publication Bantam Books (1996), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
Publication date 1996

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