This is the second book in the Frank Coffin mystery series by Loomis. The story takes place in Provincetown or P'town as the locals refer to it. Frank was a former homicide detective who saw one to many murders and decided to leave Baltimore and move to a city that whose crime rate was limited to most burglaries and indecent exposures.
In a town where it appears that everyone has some sort of strange sexual preference, Frank has professionally partnered-up with the beautiful lesbian police Sergeant, Lola Winters, and personally with yoga instructor, Jaime, who still longs to become pregnant and is ovulating throughout most of the novel.
This story is pregnant with colorful characters. A popular single, rich woman who is the town tramp is murdered and Frank must again investigate a brutal crime scene. This tale gets twisted when it's discovered that the victim videotaped her dominated, sexual conquests, causing the list of suspects to sweep far and wide.
It is refreshing to read a new mystery series where the hero is not some Bruce-Willis-clone, punching his way through life and always quick on the trigger. Frank Coffin is out of shape, in his forties, and drives a beater because he still pays alimony and also nursing care for his mother (who doesn't even know his name). He is an average Joe with good days and bad days. Good news and bad news.
The bad news is he his smoking again. The good news is that his sperm count is up!