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