Three homeless women have been plucked from the streets of St. Louis, strangled, and propped up against tombstones in local cemeteries without Det. Sarah Linquist's Task Force getting to first base. But when Mary Margaret Brooks, Ann Yates's wealthy, Alzheimer's-stricken Aunt M, wanders away from her nursing home to become the fourth victim, Ann hires Meg Darcy to ride Linquist till she produces results. She doesn't know that Meg would love to ride Linquist all night long, or at least get further than first base. The detection in Marcy's first novel--with sidelights on the nursing home staff, Aunt M's heirs, and an inexcusably tangential missing poodle--would have been more distinctive if Meg weren't so obsessed with getting into Linquist's pants.