“In the infamously quirky Victorian district of Old Louisville, where southern gentility, charm, and seedy lore drip from every lamppost like the smoothest of Kentucky bourbons, truth is indeed stranger than fiction! In the wicked, true crime vein of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, David Dominé’s A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City conjures an atmosphere of murder and intrigue that is just too heinous and bizarre to be true. Yet it is! Every unbelievable chapter. My advice: Kick up your feet and treat yourself to this fantastic read. And oh, crush some ice and enjoy it with a mint julep or two.”
– James Markert, author of Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel
"A riveting, layered, and heartrending read that delves as deeply into the storied, curious—and at times scandalous—history of Louisville as it does the horrendous and tragic murder of Jamie Carroll. This expertly crafted and crisply written true-crime novel, part investigative report, and part memoir, had me reading late into the night, alternately biting my nails in anticipation of the next ominous turn, and eagerly awaiting the reentrance of quirky neighbors, eccentric friends, and shifty, clandestine acquaintances. And though much of this grim tale of murder centers around betrayal, intrigue, and mystery, all is not lost. Glimmers of hope still manage to spark off the page."
– Kelly Creagh, author of The Nevermore Trilogy
“'Who knows what Evil lurks in the hearts of men?’ the Shadow used to ask over the radio. Well, in Louisville, David Dominé knows a lot. Not for the faint of heart, A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City explores unspeakable sexual torture and murder for the historic and contemporary horror that it is, without ever losing sight of the rights of non-violent, consenting adults to create their own happiness. Rich with details about Victorian architecture, splendid food, and traditional drink, Dominé's world spins between the poles of pleasant congeniality and murderous cruelty.”
– Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Adam & Eve, and The Fountain of St. James Court