Pickax's favorite columnist,
James Qwilleran, is enjoying a
brief holiday in the nearby town
of Black Creek - but his two
Siamese, who prefer the
spaciousness of their home, beg to differ. The blissful tranquility
is soon interrupted by the
discovery of a body floating
down the creek. And a possible
motive for his murder is
suggested when several gold nuggets are found in his
possession. Might he have been
illegally prospecting for gold? If
so, it seems he wasn't the only
one in search of an easy fortune.
And his competitor is far more determined to strike it rich...