Dear Sir,

Although the class warrior in me enjoys the “Murder in the Hamptons”-themed articles that appear in nearly every issue of your magazine, my inner demographer is troubled. Is there anyone left in the Hamptons, or have they all been murdered? Or perhaps the only remaining residents are murderers. An explanatory piece, perhaps by the irascible Christopher Hitchens, would be welcomed.

Keeping a healthy distance from the Hamptons,
Dianne Fagan