The story takes place in a small area in an anonymous southern state. The main character is a Creole lady named Indiana who was fortunate enough to be legally adopted by a very affluent white couple and raised as a sister to their biological daughter. Indy's mother passed away while in their employment. The author has drawn on a cast of eccentric people she has met over the years in various parts of the south. Her grandmother always told her that the difference between eccentric and just plain crazy was money. If you have money eccentric sounds so much better than crazy. There are lots of people with money in Trudeau the town where the nucleus of this story takes place. The (fictitious?) story includes the Grande Dames of the area, a madame who bought a mansion in their upscale neighborhood!!! Add to the mix the Bonner brothers, the (slow) twins the town has sort of adopted. What they don't get into! Things heat up when several young women of a certain reputation are found dead in the surrounding area. This story goes from one of the better known citizens of the town attempting to ax down her garage door at 2 a.m. to get to her liquor supply. The town la-de-da's and Daughters of the South picketing the house of ill repute once they figured out it is not going to be a bed and breakfast. The sheriff is a less than savory character, to say the least. There are a cast of other colorful locals as well as people just passing through. This all mixes well together to form a story about life, warts and all. Some characters are waiting in the wings in maybe more.