Archy McNally, South Florida's most famous Discreet Inquirer, rushes in to salvage a town's reputation and solve the unfortunate crime when a duchess of Palm Beach is found dead, leaving behind a fabulous fortune. When a young waiter is also found dead, Archy must make some daring choices to snare a double murderer.
The opening night of Matthew Hayes' Amazin' Maze arrives and gasps of wonder and delight are replaced by those of horror, as Hayes' ladylove is discovered dead at the center of the maze. The authorities are stumped as Hayes' carnival background gives rise to a number of possible suspects. Or are there other forces at work? It's up to Archy McNally to see through the scam and catch a killer.