Everybody in Los Angeles has problems. Former New Jersey beauty queen Cece Caruso has a ton. In addition to a bad case of writer's block and trying to save her daughter's marriage, she's become obsessed with Gardner's literary courtroom magician, Perry Mason. And said obsession has led her to a prison inmate who once pled his case to the late great mystery writer. Suddenly, solving a forty-year-old murder has become her primary concern - that and finding a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. But by channeling the inner sleuth she never knew she possessed, Cece may be stirring up a killer who's no character from a dog-eared paperback, but all too real... and coming all too close for comfort.