Lenny Faison has served six years in Parchman Prison for assault and battery. During this time he has honed his comedy skills. When he is released, he hits the comedy circuit and finally is going to get his big break at the Saenger Theatre in Biloxi, MS. While daydreaming about his premiere performance, someone takes several shots at him. He falls and his sight is impaired.
While attending Lenny's performance several nights later, Bea Winslow, private investigator and her Aunt Jewels, plus Bea's fiance, Sheriff Jim Travis of Lafouchfeye County, MS and Aunt Jewels boyfriend and Lenny's uncle, Captain Eric VonBoatner witness another attempt on his life.
From then on, murder doesn't take a holiday and Bea and Aunt Jewels end up with Lenny staying at their house. There are enough twists and turns to keep the pages tuirning, wondering what is going to happen next!