CAN A SMALL-TOWN PET DETECTIVE HUNT DOWN A BEAST OF A KILLER IN ITS OWN LAIR? Veterinarian Jessica Popper is still basking in newlywedded bliss when neighbors Betty and Winston beg her to investigate the suspicious death of Linus Merrywood, king of the corporate jungle. On stormy Solitude Island, the Merrywoods have enjoyed the lions share of wealth for generations.
But from the suspects to the surroundings, Jess feels as if shes walked straight into an old-fashioned game of Clueexcept here the stakes are life and death. Theres the butler named Jives, a sexy assistant named Scarlett, teatime in the conservatory, and a house with secret passageways, moving walls, and a wailing aunt locked in the attic. With a storm raging around the island and Jesss least favorite police detective assigned to the case, things are looking dire until Jesss lionhearted husband, Nick, braves his way to Solitude to rescue her.
Now its the two of them against a family steeped in secretsand a killer on the prowl whos ferociously determined to protect the biggest family secret of all.