Poet Katharine "Kitty" Clark came to Nantucket to watch the eclipse, and ended up kneeling on the beach at the base of the Maria Mitchell Observatory, next to the body of Helen Green. Kitty's knife was found buried in the sand nearby. Accused by a bystander of having killed Helen, Kitty replies "No. It was the moon, you see. The moon did it." Then Homer Kelly shows up at the jail where she is being held, and tells her he is her attorney. Homer's approach is unorthodox, but maybe that's for the best.
Dark Nantucket Noon (Homer Kelly, #2)
ISBN 13: 9780140058369
Publication Date: July 30, 1981
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Jane Langton