Eccentric Bud Granger, Hollywood screenwriter, decides to give up life in the fast lane and buys a lodge in Tumbleweed, Arizona. The inn is a termite pile, but as it's near the fabled "Lost Dutchman Mine," Bud thinks he might soon be a reclusive millionaire. What he didn't figure on is that the lodge is full of nuts . . . a Little Old Lady who is in touch with "Space People;" outraged tourists who thought the lodge would be like the Ritz; Oysters Rockefeller, an emotional mobster who won't stay dead; aspiring starlet Chi-Chi Vazoom who finds lizards "cute." Then Bud's zany mother unexpectedly arrives! And did I mention the FBI, a corpse on roller skates, the state lottery, the mysterious flight bag, brussels sprouts on a stick? Despite the madness, miraculously, and true to the author's style, all problems are resolved.
"Mr. Kelly has created a fun, screwball who-dunit...outlandish plot...amusing complications...fun characters." - Brigham Young University Review