Gregory Mcdonald: Skylar (USA 1997)
From the Publisher:
When the county beauty queen, Mary Lou Simes, is found beaten to death with Skylar's pocket knife nearby, Skylar must put his sex-filled mind and incorrigible love of the good life on hold. To find the murderer, he'll have to outwit the dimwitted police - and drag Jonathan along with him.
Gregory Mcdonald heaps this rollicking series debut with enough enchantment and eros to make a naughty girl blush. Uproariously funny, "Skylar" is fresh, quirky, and so delicately crafted that it is at once painfully suspenseful and sweetly moving.
Gregory Mcdonald: Skylar. HarperCollins, ISBN: 038072524X (January, 1997), 275 p., $5.99.