As the champagne flows and the tea steeps, Drucilla is so pleased with the reception by her partygoers that she reveals her secret plan to Theodosia. The Grande Dame has brought the cream of Charleston society together to reveal that she is planning to give her wealth away to various charitable organizations. However, before she can make the announcement, Theodosia finds her crumpled unconscious in the hallway. It looks like the excitement has gotten to the elderly woman--except that there is a syringe sticking out of her neck.
Once again Theodosia Browning and her 'posse', Drayton and Haley, are on the job! Theo attacks the case with her usual aplomb. Drayton seems like an unwilling helper at times, but we all know deep down he loves to help Theo with her sleuthing! Theodosia's latest beaux, Detective Riley, is pretty much absent in this one, but never fear! Theodosia has Bert Tidwell front and center to keep her on her toes! (and I confess, I've missed Tidwell) Not certain how much longer that romance between Theo and Riley will go on, though, because he doesn't seem very supportive of her sleuthing! Time will tell. Longtime fans will not be disappointed and new readers can pick this adventure up without having read any previous, but we highly recommend you do so! Five paws!!!!!!!