An elderly woman is found poisoned in the upstairs bedroom of her home whose front door stands 52 steps above the street in an old-fashioned whodunit that blends clues, red herrings, suspects, and humor.
Two homicide detectives, who detest exercise in any form, get to a crime scene only to find they have to climb fifty-two steps to get to the house’s front porch, and a few more steps to get to where the victim is found. Over the next several days they check and recheck all of the evidence and get a lot more exercise before they find out who murdered the victim. And all this time someone is playing cat-and-mouse games with them. The book contains laugh-out-loud humor, interesting characters, and a tough mystery to solve.