When America's number one male jazz singer, Sid Satin, is found dead in his dressing room at the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival, police set their sights on Dee Jefferson. She'd had a blow-up with Satin that afternoon and the cops believe her gun was the murder weapon. To remove suspicion from her singer friend, San Francisco PI Casey McKie sets out to find the killer.
In delving into Satin's life, Casey finds several people who would have liked to see him dead -- his ex-wife, two ex-girlfriends, his agent, a producer, and a rival male vocalist. As Casey accumulates evidence, her suspect list gets shorter. Finally, the culprit's identity is revealed, surprising even Casey.
-- Carol Sloane, jazz singer