This autumn, Tressa Jayne Turner isn't enjoying the frivolity of the season. After being stalked by a psycho dunk-tank clown, all she wants is a slower pace, some candy corn and toffee apples--and a serious story she can sniff out on her own. She's in luck! Reclusive bestselling writer Elizabeth Courtney Howard is coming to town. So, what's stopping Tressa from getting the dope--besides a blackmailing high school homecoming queen candidate, a rival reporter, and the park ranger who's kept Tressa's knickers in a knot since the fourth grade? Only the fact that the skeletons to uncover are all in a closet in a house only Norman Bates could love.