A fisherman in a small coastal town divides his time between two places â€“ his boat and Verna’s Place, a run-down juke joint on the bay.
When Verna Alexander is found shot to death, all evidence points to Warren Grandy.
Did he kill the woman he claimed to love, or has someone set him up?
Warren’s spurned wife keeps up with her husband by his sporadic visits to their home and through news carried by her brother.
Her veiled threats, and a final secret message passed to Warren, help detectives wrap up the Verna Alexander case in record time.
But have they overlooked the most important part of the puzzle?