Mystery novelist Tracy Eaton's series is in jeopardy unless she rewrites her latest whodunit in two days. Okay, that pressure she can handle. But when her mother, the aging yet beautiful film goddess Martha Collins, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a celebrity litigant, Tracy must save her mom from jail -- if, that is, she doesn't strangle her exasperating mother first.
The victim, Vince Sperry, had ties to both Tracy's attorney husband, Drew, and her eccentric dad, aging Hollywood heartthrob Alex Gainger -- and both had reason to want Sperry dead. But did good ol' Mom help out? Clearly, Martha's attemps to impede Tracy's efforts at every turn only convince her long-suffering daughter that Martha has pulled a doozy this time. The clues all lead to the past, to a string of Hollywood scandals and buried secrets, old screenplays and even older grudges. What is Martha Collins hiding? And with the truth kill her daughter?