After Wooton accidentally gives a negative review of Penny’s artwork, he feels that he must do everything to keep from offending her. This includes allowing her to hang her frightening clown paintings all over the house. Meanwhile, Connie shares a studio with a fellow student who is insensitive to his own distracting habits.
After a long dry spell of cases, the Jones and Parker Detective Agency is back with what could be their biggest yet: an investigation into a manuscript that could be famous writer Mary Malloway’s long-lost final mystery.
When school is cancelled, Buddy goes sledding with the Parker family. On the way to the park and back, he faces a series of menacing obstacles and fights a new nemesis while trying to retrieve a coat for the maiden Olivia.
A scuba-diving adventure leads to an unlikely investigation as Wooton and Penny try to find the owner of a camera they discovered at the bottom of Trickle Lake. Meanwhile, after Buck attempts to make contact with Mr. Skint, Eugene takes him on a road trip to find more about the boy’s bewildering personal history.
When Camilla thinks her friend Maisey needs cheering up, but her comments keep backfiring, Whit sends her in the Room of Consequence to give Camilla a second chance to say the right things. And a third. And a fourth.
Connie’s arrogant high school rival and teen tormentor Tiffani comes to town, eager to reconnect, making Connie wonder what she’s up to. Has the mean girl turned over a new leaf? Or is there more to her visit than meets the eye? Meanwhile, Valerie returns and seems to wind up a different color, causing Jules some of her own mean girl issues.
Fun-loving Vice Principal Morris approaches Olivia Parker about representing the school at a big leadership conference. Thus ensues a series of deceptions that converge at the worst possible time and place.