Judith is a housewife living her plain life when her periodontist gets murdered. Her neighbor and friend is one of the suspects, which inspires her to begin her own investigation. It's a pretty ridiculous story really, as the police begin consulting her and giving her assignments. And she starts a relationship with the detective even though she's married with 2 kids.
About halfway through the book I figured out this book was written a long time ago. The phones have cords, people smoke all the time, someone said something like "women can be lawyers too," and the sexy detective was wearing a sexy, gold turtleneck. After checking the copyright page I confirmed my suspicion: it was first published in 1978 and my copy was republished in 2007. Tricksters!
I probably wouldn't recommend this even if you're just looking for a fluff book. I won't be reading the next in the series.