Meet Benni Harper, the spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert whohas staked out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She's got an eye formurderous designs--and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-bloodedcrimes... Hoping to relax after solving a murder in Wichita, Kansas, Benni and her newhusband Gabe Ortiz are back in San Celina, California. But while Benni is jogging in thepark, she happens upon the dead body of a library storyteller. It's an odd and disturbingscene--the woman is still dressed in her Mother Goose costume, lying facedown in thelake. Benni's investigation takes her inside the Storyteller's Guild, where she finds out thatMother Goose was telling more than fairy tales. She was capable of airing the kind ofsecrets that destroy lives--and inspire revenge..