Malinda M. Hall. Social Graces (2001) 185 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Social worker Louisa Daniel is in her sixties, recently divorced, harried, and always late to work, to the consternation of Charles, her boss at the Contra Costa County social service agency where she is employed. The fatal ‘accident’ of Leticia, a co-worker, changes Louisa’s life and turns her into an amateur sleuth. She and her co-workers inherit Leticia’s caseload, which involves Louisa in more than just sorting out broken lives. She also has to sort through Leticia’s tangled personal and professional doings, and that leads to complications for more than just Louisa’s clients.”