In She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Jean D. Erhardt introduces us to Kim Claypoole, a reluctant yet charming-when-pressed sleuth. The first in a series, we become acquainted with Kim抯 irreverent and quick-witted ways. In order to keep her wacky mother抯 country music radio station from going down the tubes, Kim is compelled to take a leave of absence from the Smoky Mountains and her double-wide restaurant partner, Mad Ted Weber. Making matters worse as Kim heads to her hometown in a 911 rush to save the day, she puts a sizzling love affair on the back burner. Kim抯 soft spot for damsels in distress is activated when she bumps into an old friend who needs Kim's help to clear her hapless brother of a murder charge. In true mystery fashion, she gets more than she bargained for when she gets dragged into several messy murders and murky intrigue. Topless dancers卻mall town cops卆 stream of backwater characters卆 meeting with the Grim Reaper. Where does it all end? That抯 for Kim to figure out.