How welcome to see the return of Sigrid Harald after so many years! Wonderful to connect with this book and the characters in an engaging mystery that can be read by fans old or new. There is enough backstory to make this an enjoyable read for those new to the series who are perhaps missing Deborah Knott. Margaret Maron brings the New York City of the 90s vividly to life. It is a world in which the WTC still stands and one could eat at Lutece. But all is not well as murders occur at a park bench. Further, there are mysteries regarding Sigrid's former love, the artist Oscar Nauman. This book is well written and highly recommended for Margaret Maron fans and anyone who likes a (slightly) gritty New York mystery. Book provided by Net Galley for an honest review.