Carl Murray came to Memphis with his bride Gertrude, his dreams and The Plan. With his voice, he would be come an award-winning blues singer. His perfect marriage met with tragedy when he and Gertrude failed to accomplish their person al goal of being parents. Enter Jessamae Freeman. Single, easy on the eye, and interested. Any other man would have had the affair and be done with it. Not Carl Murray.
Groovin’ on the Half Shell is Rose Mary Stiffin’s un forgettable novel of a man who shocked society and broke the laws of decency by not only falling in love with Jessamae but taking his mistress into the bosom of his home.