Meet Tracy Eaton, mystery writer, detective wannabe, and the offspring of eccentric Hollywood stars. Tracy is always looking for her first case to solve, but she never expects it to pop up during her sister-in-law's wedding - until the bride is kidnapped.
"uneven and implausible, annoying narrator"
Free-spirited Tracy cheers when her stuffy husband, Drew, loosens up enough to rearrange the nose of his boorish boss, Ian Dragger. But Drew's timing couldn't be worse. When Dragger is found floating face down in the Eatons' pool, deader than disco, Drew is the one that wily Detective Patti Garcia zeroes in on as her prime suspect. Still, Tracy expects to clear her sweetie in short order.
When the cops catch mystery writer Tracy Eaton's mom, Hollywood legend Martha Collins, alone with the bloody remains of celebrity litigant Vince Sperry - holding nothing but a lame excuse - Tracy leaps to her mother's defense, despite her own publication woes.
But all roads seem to lead to the past, and she blunders into one scandal after another. Will Tracy's digging clear Martha - or will she unearth something that's sure to slam the cell door shut on her exasperating but much-loved mother?