High on Murder
Actress turned therapist Faith Cassidy knows that dreams are born and broken every day in Los Angeles, and only the strong survive. So when her bungalow south of Sunset is burglarized, and an impromptu block party gets an uninvited guest - a corpse wearing her stolen bomber jacket - she forms a Neighborhood Watch group to fight back.
The neighbors, a motley bunch of La-La land eccentrics, elect her block captain, a dubious honor that finds her trying to help a Watch member's teenage son wrongly accused of the murder. The only eyewitness - a sexy artist - saw something that leads Faith back to a past she left behind: the world of hard partying and drugs. As a former lover tries to seduce her into returning to a dangerous lifestyle, she wonders if his reappearance in her life and another dead body is more than a coincidence. . .
"Really a delicious book, one to savor." - Gayle Lynds
Used availability for Catherine Dain's Death of the Party
May 2000 : USA Hardback
March 2002 : UK Mass Market Paperback