From the back cover:
Sixty-five year old Poppy Dillworth, the smart, sassy, crusty character first introduced in Wilderness Trek, returns in the first major case she has accepted in her new career as a private investigator... .
Nan Hightower, owner of Red Rook Ranch, is dead. Suicide, claims Sheriff Swindell. Not very damn likely, . counters friend and ranch boss Zoe Zentmeyer, who hires Poppy and her partner Marcie to investigate.
Nan's brother, J.C. Jr., who fled to Canada during the Vietnam War, is the most likely suspect. But what is Poppy to make of Morgana, who wants to carry a child for Nan, and who is a last-minute beneficiary of a major change to Nan's will? And what about Violet Cooper, who never saw a movie star she didn't want to be, and who was Nan's long-term lover? And what about Ditsy Bitsy and mean-tempered redneck Collin Drake?
To really complicate matters, Zoe has her eye on Marcie, and Poppy herself is utterly undone by Belle Stoner, Violet's aunt. Then another death occurs at Red Rook Ranch...