Three books. Three murders. Three times to skewer the upper crust worlds of the arts, politics and high society. Vidal's talent is everywhere in evidence. Each volume abounds with wit and sophistication. The mysteries are densely and cleverly plotted, full of murder, sex and malicious good humor. Peter Cutler Sargeant is a New York City publicity man. An observer and exploiter of the rich and powerful. Sargeant, smarter than any cop, plays every angle to expose the pretentious and corrupt. Great, good fun, from a master storyteller, these three shouldn't be missed.