Wealthy Bella was the first to go. You could say she was a fashion victim. Bella Whitaker was quite sure her night on the town would be a night to remember. Her black velvet gown was all the rage, her diamond earrings opulent without being ostentatious, and the mink a perfect foil for her auburn hair. But before Bella could stage an entrance, someone committed a serious fashion blunder, and dear wealthy Bella ended up wearing a noose for a necklace.The long and short of it is, Bella failed to keep her date with the young and erudite idler, Snooky Randolph, and all because she had a previous engagement . . . with death. But Snooky refuses to take the snub lying down. Instead, he's teamed up with his irascible brother-in-law Bernard to see what secrets the fashionable Whitaker family has hidden up its sleeve and to discover the identity of a truly tasteless killer.