San Celina's most exclusive
society suddenly has an opening, and Benni Harper has been tapped -- not
to join, but to investigate. The upper-crust, female only "49
Club" is restricted to exactly that many members, and one must die
before another can join. When the latest socialite de-pledges in
her sleep, Benni's queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, wants answers from
the police. But they've just shrugged cranky Constance's inquiry
off--and, naturally, it's landed on Benni's to-do list.
Reluctant at first, Benni agrees to profile a few club hopefuls whose
social ambitions give them an obvious motive. And it's not long
before Benni recognizes that there may be some deadly truth to
Constance's suspicions. But with a famously reclusive artist about
to put Benni's quilting museum on the map--and her daunting
mother-in-law soon to arrive-- Benni's holiday is already hectic.
Nevertheless, she'll need to crack this exclusive circle of suspects
before another gourmet goose gets cooked...