Hotel South Dakota by Kathleen Taylor
Delphi, South Dakota is a dusty little prairie town, the kind people drive through on their way to bigger cities. But as Tory Bauer, middle-aged, widowed, overweight, cranky waitress might say, "Everything that happens in big towns, happens here too. We just don't look as good naked."
In The Hotel South Dakota the third of six mysteries featuring the crew at the Delphi Café, the return of the 1969 Homecoming Queen, a B Movie Actress and the town's one and only claim to fame, triggers memories of an old kegger at the river, mysterious disappearances, and a death that was never fully explained. When history repeats itself, Tory reluctantly steps in to solve the puzzle.