Folks in Wanderwood TX are still reeling from learning that their favorite realtor is actually a murderer, but Adelaide Bonner Girard, Mom Extraordinaire, is leaving those qualms behind for a little R & R with her younger daughter, Lindsey Anne. The Caribbean is calling Lindsey and Addie to nine days of fun and frolic on the Scarab Miss cruise ship.
Diversions await the mother and daughter as the Scarab Miss delivers a cruise of surprises, such as a hand and foot canasta tournament with the group known as the Wild Cards. As Lindsey discovers romance with a cute cruise staffer, Addie discovers the leader of the Wild Cards...dead! This whirlwind trip to a Mexican ruin, a Jamaican falls, and a sunny beach on Grand Cayman leaves Addie short on time to solve this murder, especially with distraction from an interesting museum curator from Texas!