To get into her brother Kelby's Northern Spy club, Zoe
Elwood must walk a narrow beam over rusted farm machinery
and then solve a crime. Her opportunity comes when a
friend's grandmother dies after eating a bowl of pea soup
laced with insecticide. Kelby places the blame on the
elderly Bagley sisters who raise strange, smelly plants
and distribute soup throughout the neighborhood, and gives
an indignant Zoe just five days to prove them innocent.
Can she do it? Well, maybe, with the help of next door
neighbor, Spence. But then Spence is abducted by a man and
woman in a shiny black car, and a panicky Zoe fears she
may be next. And the five days, her gleeful brother
exults, are almost up....