In Love and Murder, a serio-comic murder mystery by Arthur Giron, two men vie for the same women in an upstate New York border town. There's more duplicity than meets the eye and lives hang in the balance. Dr. Tuttle is the most prominent member of a community still stuck in the 1950s. His wife, Tex, is an aspiring singer. Their relationship appears to be stable on the surface but dark passions and frustrations seethe beneath, ready to be unleashed at any moment. The catalysts for the inevitable crisis are Helen, the couple's illegal South American maid, for whom Tuttle harbors a repressed desire, and Blackie, a Cree Indian policeman with a dark past.