Instead of appearing for breakfast at the Seattle Victorian bed and breakfast run by Meg Yarmouth and recently retired Anders Hauge, gentle young Tab Oakley, a guest, is found mutilated and murdered in nearby volunteer Park. The only clue is his vanished gold Celtic crucifix. Even worse, one, then two more gay Seattle men are subsequently found similarly murdered. Anders and Meg find themselves sucked into the cascading violence, along with Seattle police department detective Lt. Socrates ("Sock") Ginsberg, a surprisingly philosophical black cop. The trio must wade through a cast of suspects, including a religious fanatic, a biker gang and neo-Nazi skinheads, before the real culprit is revealed, a killer who years before suffered sexual abuse, at a priest's hands. Before he's apprehended, he almost adds Anders to his list of victims.
Murder for breakfast is a fast-paced mystery, recommended for mature readers due to the theme and content.