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Murder mystery set in the worlds of Wall Street Banking and a franchised food delivery business called Chicken Tonight.
"Peggy Lindsay doesn't come into this house except over my dead body," said the elegant Olivia Austin in an unusual burst of fury. (She was willing to let her husband go, but not the house.) "I'll die before I let Olivia get away with this," said Peggy Lindsay. (She planned to marry Olivia's husband, and the house went with the deal.) All this talk of dying was not idle, as it turned out. If John Putnam Thatcher hadn't been spending a reluctant weekend with the president of the Sloan Guaranty Trust, he wouldn't have become involved. Nor would he have to attend that disastrous Development Committee Banquet. But when it's a matter of murder, and the bank's president is held for questioning, Thatcher is deeply involved. Even he doesn't suspect the truth until a night of unseemly celebrating after the local dog show....
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