It's springtime in Paris, and crime is in the air ...
Pepper Stark and her friends came to Paris for the glamour, the gteaux and the good times. But intrigue seems to follow the young detectives wherever they go. When an American tourist and a priceless Russian treasure both disappear from their hotel, Pepper is sure the mysteries are connected and is determined to solve them both. But this time she has competition: former thief-turned-amateur-detective Georges Reme is also on the case. And her friends seem to be more interested in croissants than in crime.
Pepper will do anything to beat Reme to the punch and prove herself as a proper sleuth - even if that means misleading the people closest to her. In this unusual hotel, where everyone has secrets to hide, who can Pepper trust to lead her to the answers? And how far will she go to get them?
1920s Paris bursts to life in this captivating return to the world and characters of Nicki Greenberg's The Detective's Guide mysteries.