The good people of Pickax are agog with anticipation. Not only is a new bookstore about to open, but the Theatre Club is set to perform The Importance of Being Earnest. The play does not continue past opening night, however, for a member of the cast is killed in a car accident.... Or was it an accident? Koko seems to suspect otherwise.
While the town of Pickax is swept up in celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby of dropping himself from balconies, and when a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight on to his head. Meanwhile, a hurricane is brewing, and the visitor's family members soon fall deathly ill. Pickax is about to be hit by a bombshell....
Things are spicing up in Pickax: huge inheritances from old families are suddenly and mysteriously pouring in to town, but nobody is quite sure why. Except Koko, that is - and he's not telling. Then things get really interesting when one resident drops dead from an apparent bee sting. Can Qwill and his cats get to the bottom of things?