Fancy and feverish romantic misalliances as basis for murder, when Shannon young and beautiful, decides to marry her guardian, twice her age, after default by the man she loved. A will, medical malpractice, the unnecessary death of a baby, misappropriated money and an inappropriate affair provide sources for conjecture by Lt. Grady, and Katy. Shannon's friend who isn't talking more than she has to. A second murder and suicide lead to a satisfactory conclusion. Heart interest superseding head work -- but light touches for a story after Rinehart.