St. Martin's, July 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
It's the social event of the year as famous professional baseball pitcher Scott Carpenter marries his long time lover, high school teacher Tom Mason. The social, financial and political hotshots are in attendance at this glorious extravaganza. The ceremony goes off without a hitch but the reception comes to an abrupt halt when Tom finds the murdered body of his ex-lover in the bathroom.
Although Tom did not invite him, he is a friend of Tom's family and his mother sent the invitation. Tom is not a suspect because Scott's runaway nephew can provide an alibi for him but when the police question him he disappears. It turns out that the victim was into making and when those connected with the business turn up missing or dead, Tom decides to do some sleuthing as only he can.
Tom makes an adorable sleuth and it's fun watching Scott reign him in before he aggravates the authorities too much. This is a character driver story and readers will find out more than they wanted to know about the pornography business. The mystery itself is so complex that readers won't have a clue who done it until the author chooses to reveal it.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner