A Hard Bargain By
Former beauty queen turned P.I. Madeline "Mac" Maclin has a freshly painted office in Celosia, North Carolina, and clients pouring in. First up: a missing persons cas involving an eccentric invertor who vanished, but left behind ten thousand dollars in small bills. Then events turn sinister when the cast and crew of Curse of the Mantis Man arrive to shoot their horror film in her sleepy Southern town-and somebody murders the director.