Now playing in Cana: A Mary Alice Tate Southern mystery. By Dinah Swan. Dinah Swan, 2012. Dinah Leavitt Swan is a member of the UU Congregation of Oxford in Miss. and has written 18 plays, all of them produced. This is the second book of her Mary Alice Tate Southern Mystery Series. On a cold, sleety night in Cana, Miss., socialite Mary Alice Tate and her dog, Boon, discover the dead body of a visiting playwright. The director, her close friend Chase Minor, is arrested for the murder, and while she knows the dark secret that brought contention between the two, she is convinced he is innocent. To clear his name, she must use every resource she has: her family’s status, the help of her hot police officer friend, Tom, and her insider knowledge of small-town ways.