Athough still the charming maritime province depicted in the Anne of Green Gables books, Prince Edward Island was no longer as tranquil. Greed, jealousy and rage had made it a setting for crime. Robbed were a dozen vacationers' cotteges. Missing was a rare antique. Murdered was a local historian. And on the scene was off-duty Toronto homicide detective Inspector Charlie Salter.
Salter, on the island for a holiday with his family, was caught in a tug-of-war between in-laws looking for favors and female houseguests looking for love. Since Salter much preferred looking for suspects, he found a mysterious fish man, a churlish chicken man, and a weasel of an art dealer. But would he see the fox in a henhouse so close to home...and a clever killer about to strike again...?