Where social climbing is a home industry and membership in exclusive clubs often unobtainable, "Murder in the Hamptons" offers a unique motive for homicide: exclusion from a coveted world of social position in the exclusive Hamptons of Long Island, New York. Though fictional, the familiar scenes and characters in this novella bring to life a portrait of a beloved seashore town where in the words of bishop Reginal Herber, "every prospect pleases, and only man is vile." * * * * Jeanne Toomey takes credit for not being the best journalist in America, but almost surely the one who has worked for the most journals of record-from small weeklies like the Calexico Chronicle to the Associated Press and King Features Syndicate where she acknowledges she was the worst food editor in America. "My cooking has cured the dogs of begging at table" is her claim. Though mainly a journalist, she has also handled society public relations accounts. Jeanne's second book was "Assignment Homicide," also published by Sunstone Press.