Christmas festivities of the past couple days have Candy Matson all tuckered out. She plans to go into hybernation for a while and avoid the world until New Years Eve by visiting a dude ranch.
Candy drops in on Ray Mallard, her policeman friend who she has a love/hate relationship with. Today it’s more on the friendly side, and they make plans for a movie date. After leaving the cowboy film, which he loves but she hates, Candy lerns that a crime has been committed at the resort she has made plans to go to.
Determined to go anyway, she hangs out with the cowboys on the dude ranch. Photographer pal, Rembrandt Watson seems to be relaxing just fine, but Candy finds herself deep in the investigation. As you ride the trail with her, can you read the indian sign, and tracks left in the ground as good as Candy? If so, you’ll have this mystery in the bag.