Malpractice and mayhem - the events of a single day in a residential home for the elderly are described with humour and compassion in this pacey novel.Edith was a child when Stoneycrest was her family home. Now she's an alert and watchful resident. She hatches a plot to expose the malpractice she sees going on around her, aided and abetted by Len, another resident. Spiro, the owner, has his own plans for Stoneycrest, as does his love on the side, Marion, the manager of the home. Tass, his niece, is more straightforward in her aims. She just wants loads of cash from Spiro.The day unfolds in surprising ways, as the characters pursue their own ends with varying degrees of calamity and success.