"When a cyanide-and-whiskey cocktail kills their leading chanteuse, senior members of the Borderville Music Club work in concert to detect the false notes in her past... Returning to Borderville (smack on the Virginia-Tennessee line) after thirty years of glitz in new York and Las Vegas, singer Monica Taybrook has married a wealthy citizen with one foot in the grave -- much to the irritation of his heirs. And when she's found poisoned before her Music club performance, sprawled in a tuxedo beside a half-empty hip flask, the police suspect a case of family values gone homicidal. But sharp-minded club seniors Harriet Bushrow and her friends soon discover singing wsn't all Monida did in Las Vegas. In fact, her secret life was as crooked as a semiquaver. And as Harriet untangles an old family scandal, and penetrates Broderville's pornography scene and New Age community, the feisty widow faces a danger that may cancel her upcoming ninetieth birthday...
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