Title: June Bug
Author: Jess Lourey
When she stumbles across a waterlogged corpse while looking into a local legend about a diamond necklace lost in a nearby lake, part-time reporter Mira James is determined to solve the crime.
80 years ago: The wealthy Krupps family loses a diamond necklace at the bottom of Whiskey Lake and, shortly thereafter, their entire staff is fired, their home is closed up, and Mr. Krupps vanishes without a trace. . . .
Today: A newspaper contest to find the diamond sends greedy treasure seekers to nearby Battle Lake. But the kidnapping of a young girl darkens the friendly competition and Mira finds herself up to her Nut Goodies with a traveling theatre troupe, the cutthroat resort owners of her adopted hometown and a man she wishes had stayed in her past. Mira soon learns that the only way to save the girl is to find out what really happened to the Krupps family all those years ago.