I only know Kate Eileen Shannon from the Internet and her books. However, isn't that a great name? It conjured up a great person. I immediately imagined a young and in some ways, naive person, with red bouncy curls.
My Kate Eileen has a job that might've been fun under different circumstances as she's the personal assistant to a fading movie star. Unfortunately, her boss is a shrew. She treats Kate Eileen as a servant.
The only reason Kate Eileen doesn't quit is because her beau is the star's driver. If she quits she won't be able to see him.
Once I knew this character, the plot began unfolding.
Of course there is a murder--and because it happens on the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, Deputy Tempe Crabtree is assigned to investigate the case.