Meter-reader Vejay Haskell, the amateur sleuth who first appeared in An Equal Opportunity Death (1984), is back. This time she is on the trail of a missing housewife and mother. The clues initially point to a rendezvous with an old flame, but before Vejay can pursue this angle she inadvertently finds Michelle--lying dead in a sewer hole. Through her tenacity and her observant deductions, Vejay persuades the sheriff that Michelle's death was no accident. The murder was intended to cover up the identity of the Bohemian Connection, a local who procures sex and drugs for out-of-towners during Bohemian Week each year. This mildly suspenseful, well-paced novel starts off well, but the closer the plots come to being resolved, the less likely it seems--especially the almost farcical rally where Congressman Tisson gets the townspeople to dig up a cesspool. Readers may sympathize with Vejay's earlier observation, ""It was already more than I wanted to know.