Don't jump to conclusions when you meet LA. homicide detective Shirley Ridgeway. Sure, she's a widow and a dowdy dresser who strides through crime scenes in sensible shoes. Sure,she's a meat-and-potatoes kitchen enthusiast whose idea of a romantic eveningis meatloaf by candlelight. But she's handled 27 cases in the last 18 months, and theyre all solved...except for one. Death Among Friends is about that one. and Mrs. R is determined to unravelthe mystery as she investigates a baffling murder at a Bel-Air mansion thats the play nest of an international financier, his staff, his friends and a photography publications Misses July, August and September. Kate Reid (Dallas) plays Ridgeway, leading a superb cast that includes john Anderson. Martin Balsam, jack Cassidy, Lynda Day George, Paul Henreid and A Martinez. Scripter Stanley Ralph Ross (Wonder Woman) also co-authored the voluminous Motion Picture Guide.