Despite her best efforts to lead a peaceful life, murder, mystery and mayhem continue to follow reluctant sleuth Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn?t live in Edmonton. Or date a cop. Or work for the famous Folkways Collection library on the University of Alberta campus.
Randy has just started the dream job of any banjo-playing folkie freelance writer, when the children of a deceased benefactress?whose generous donation funded her employment?try to stop the bequest. David and Barbara Finster, the angry, anti-folk offspring go to great lengths to un-endear themselves to the Folkways Collection staff by storming in to the office and threatening to shut down the project. When one of them shows up dead, Randy finds herself a prime suspect with a motive and no alibi in sight.
As bodies pile up, Randy is forced to distance herself from her police investigator boyfriend Steve, who is assigned to the case. Not helping her relationship is the arrival of an intensely sexy researcher from the Smithsonian Institute, with a penchant for wandering around his hotel room clothed in not much more than a towel.
Summertime in the Festival City of Edmonton is off to a very hot start and stands to get even hotter.