When Sammy's mother dumped her with Grams to go to Hollywood and become a star, Sammy dealt with it. But when she discovers that Lady Lana has changed her name, dyed her hair, and shaved 10 years off her age, Sammy hops a bus to Hollywood and finds her mom in deeper trouble than she expected. One of Lana's biggest competitors is found dead in the room next door. Is Sammy's mother the next victim...or the prime suspect?
Cats are disappearing and Sammy is finding some of them in neighborhood garbage cans - dead! Miss Kitty, a local psycho cat lady, blames Sammy. Meanwhile, there's something fishy going on with one of the students from Slammin' Dave's Pro Wrestling School that just opened up next door to Sammy's friend Holly.
When Sammy attends a fancy reception at an art gallery (wearing high-tops, of course) she ends up tackling a gun-wielding art burglar who crashes the party. But is he the real criminal? As always, Sammy's instinct guides her through the many layers of the mystery to uncover the real crime and criminal. And this time, the determined detective gets a little help from her gutsy grandmother, who, Sammy realizes, is a person in her own right.