Jade Hill already has a reputation as a crackerjack detective when Evan hires her to find his iPod. With classmates, Drew and Everett, she runs Jade Hill and Associates, a seventh-grade detective agency in Bonaparte, Mississippi. She lives in the old Lipton mansion with her dad and the ghost of Captain Lipton. Jade is pretty near fearless. There's only one thing that truly gives her the creeps-snakes! Strange things are going on in Bonaparte. Blare Stokes has been charged with the murder of his wife. Sister John is acting weird. A mysterious man with a very small head is watching Jade's house. Stranger still, all these happenings are related to the missing iPod.