Fifteen days before Christmas, the staff at Sylvia Duvet?s mansion discover she is missing. Her daughter arrives at Detective Carhill?s office in a panic, concerned the gossipers and media will create their own story, embarrassing the family name. After all, a wealthy widow only disappears if?she can?t bear to think of the possibilities. Detective Branson Carhill, a master of French, formal dance, dining, conversation, and all manners expected of one in the elite class, hides his true middle-class identity when on the job. His motto: Your case can be solved without notifying the media. So, Readers, it’s up to you to solve the mystery before Detective Carhill does. You have until the end of Christmas.