Lady Kemp is worried. Her granddaughter, Carmeline, is about to marry Victor Fabloose, a French playboy who may be a gold-digger ... or a poisoner.
Captain Waverly Underhill is offered $25,000 to make sure the marriage never takes place. To succeed, he devises a clever scheme involving real buried treasure—a solid-gold statue of a pirate as big as a chocolate Easter bunny. Underhill also borrows a chapter and page out of Charles Dickens while adding an ingenious new wrinkle to a thousand-year-old lie detector test.
©1992 Steven Thomas Oney (P)1992 Steven Thomas Oney