By People Staff
April 23, 1999 12:00 AM

JonBenet Ramsey’s mother revealed “the hard side of her persona” when questioned by a detective, leading authorities to suspect she was capable of harming her daughter, author Lawrence Schiller writes in a new book on the crime. Schiller’s “Perfect Murder — Perfect Town,” to be released this week, unveils never-before reported details about the unsolved slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen on Dec. 26, 1996. After Detective Tom Haney interviewed Patsy Ramsey, police reviewing a videotape believed he had “gotten to the real Patsy … She had exhibited the hard side of her persona,” Schiller wrote. “A side capable of bringing harm to her daughter.” When Det. Haney told Mrs. Ramsey that she had lied to him, Ramsey replied, “Pal, you don’t want to go there.” Wrote Schiller: “The tougher the questions became, the tougher Patsy became.”

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