Leathery Elisha Macomber on the hunt for a killer in Penberthy Township as a sorority reunion, in which mutual blackmailing plays its part, ends in death. Pussy-footing through past entanglements and old collegiate gossip, Elisha digs into a question of paternity, inheritance and the question of accident and suicide versus willful murder. With no down islanders to mess it up, Elisha takes his bearings, charts its course and arrives at a logical conclusion with the evil doer self-convicted. Ruminative. Crime Club.