Nancy goes to L.A. to investigate arson -- and has a hot time in Hollywood
Nancy, Bess, and George are summoned to Los Angeles by Preston Talbot, president of Victory Airlines. A priceless miniature portrait of Napoleon has mysteriously exploded in flames in the vault of the hotel he owns. Talbot offers the girls an all-expenses-paid trip, with first-class airfare, a limousine, and a posh suite at his hotel.
But before they can get carried away with Hollywood glamor, Nancy's flight bag explodes at the airport. Then a valuable manuscript and a gown worn by the empress Josephine are torched. Nancy must trace the connection before she gets burned -- for good!