Dragged to the hills of Connecticut for the wedding of her lover Stanley Greenhouse's friend Kesho Larson, Italian import Simona Griffo finds one rude awakening after another. First, Greenhouse's teenaged son Willy, no fan of hers, surprises her in bed with dad. Then, when she goes for a walk to cool off, she stumbles on the corpse of matriarchal Elisabeth Dobson, owner of RockPerch, a troubled Frank Lloyd Wright creation she's just agreed (or has she?) to sell to Kesho and her bridegroom, Richard Mentani, despite fierce opposition from the remaining Dobsons. The startling news that Elisabeth has left Kesho RockPerch in her will leads the police chief, universally known as Copper George, to arrest Kesho and let Simona know her amateur investigations are anything but welcome. But, meanwhile, Simona can't keep her nose out of the mystery of what happened to Elisabeth's vanished husband Walter eight years ago.... Simona's hardcover debut is marked by competent low-grade sleuthing--and an unusually well-hidden killer.