Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to San Antonio to see their cousin, Arnold Harmony, who's made his fortune in the chocolate business. Harmony, an eccentric millionaire, wants his will read publicly before he dies; since everyone wants a piece of the pie, this announcement causes quite a stir. When Harmony's son is murdered just before the reading, Jenny's mother decides to spring into action as a real-life detective. But Jenny's mother doesn't have a clue about solving a real crime, so it's up to Jenny to use her wits, not only to save her mother's reputation, but also to keep herself from being killed.
From the Paperback edition.
“Her fans will be right at home.”—Publishers Weekly
“Another solid Nixon mystery. Young teens will delight in Jenny’s deft cover-up of her mother’s detective deficiencies and the touch of light romance.”—Booklist
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Joan Lowery Nixon is the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award.