Archy McNally, Discreet Inquirer, is attending the party of Palm Beach newcomer and former carnival owner, Matthew Hayes. The party involves finding one's way to the center of a maze.
The goal in the center yields an unwelcome surprise in the form of Matt's dead wife, Marlena Marvel. It is almost impossible that she appeared as a performer and without anyone seeing a thing turns up dead in the centre of the maze.
No one seems to have a motive but when more dead bodies turn up McNally must sift through the possible suspects and find the killer.
A light-hearted read that is just pure fun. I love McNally's joie de vivre
First Line: "The ladies shrieked in despair; the gentlemen moaned in frustration."