A dentist’s office becomes a crime scene: “Uproarious . . . a hilarious cast of characters . . . sparkling comedy” (Publishers Weekly).
Endicott Zayle is a dentist to the rich and famous—as well as to public relations partners Doug Perkins and Gerry Tate. Now, he desperately needs their help. It looks like his use of an experimental anesthetic has come back to bite him, and a beautiful model lies dead in his dentist’s chair.
There may be more to the story, though—and Perkins and Tate, with Pandora the cat at their side, will have to fill in the missing pieces in this rollicking mystery from an Agatha Award winner praised for her “very funny dialogue” (The New York Times Book Review).
Those who dread the dentist's chair will crack a smile at this uproarious fourth and final volume in Babson's Perkins & Tate series. Here the public relations team is called in to cap the bad press that is sure to follow when a dentist who attends to celebrity smiles finds a top model dead in his chair. Perkins & Tate slog on valiantly in aid of a dental practice that has gone bonkers. A hilarious cast of characters on the premises includes an inventor of a new anesthetic, a mad former Army dentist who believes that both World Wars are yet to be won and who, accordingly, gives orders to all and sundry, a sadistic driller who aims for the neck, and a waiting-room full of celebrities brought together by faculty grins and personal designs on the dentist. This is a Mad Hatter's tea party in the dental surgery, with murder thrown in and a Siamese cat taking the role of the Dormouse, pouncing at opportune moments. Sparkling comedy.