A good read - nicely worked out mystery. Dewey James is the American Miss Marple. From the book jacket - "The man who came to dinner and died. Handsome, smooth-talking Harrison Powell dropped in on a friend in Hamilton and stayed. The newcomer charmed almost everyone, except Dewey James. She knew something wasn't right and her suspicions were proved correct when the charismatic wonder boy was murdered. Now Dewey has to find out who's responsible for the unneighborly deed ..."