Set in 1964, this is the story of world-famous sleuth Tim Rinnissen’s first introduction to detective work. The crime, five years’ old, is an old-fashioned bludgeoning, with traces of attempted poisoning, corruption of officialdom, and an introduction to investigation sponsored by a couple of nudists, locally famous for their gourmet cooking.
Byron McAllister writes with his wife, Kay McAllister. Kay and Byron have been writing together ever since they retired from a logical existence as mathematicians. “Not,” they say, “that there is anything illogical about writing mysteries: it’s just that one never knows, especially in short stories, whether the criminal will get away with it.” They’ve lived in Montana for forty-two years, but the odds are better than 1 to 4 that they’ve spent enough time in your state to think it deserves a fictionalplot or two to go with all its real ones.