A single phone call has librarian Elsie Leabeck packing up her horse, cat, and gardening gloves and moving to Florida. Her mama’s sick and that’s all she needs to know. But Mama’s just exaggerating as usual: her health is great, she has tons of friends, and her social life is hotter than Elsie’s. Elsie should be angry but she’s loving the Florida lifestyle—trail riding through Palmetto Park, joining Mama’s community garden group Peas on Earth, and…finding a dead body under the bougainvilleas? The police say it was a natural death, but Mama says the wealthy woman was murdered. Elsie believes Mama’s just telling stories again until Mama’s clunked over the head by a mysterious intruder. That does it! No way is some lowlife scum (and possible murderer) getting away with giving Elsie’s mama a huge headache. But are Elsie’s professional research skills, a horse, a cat, and a whole bunch of Peas enough to catch a murderer?