Frank and Luella are employed by eccentric SciFi author Greg Alban to find the last chapter of his final book stolen in an apparent burglary. Brought to his home by Alban's security guard, their phones confiscated and virtual prisoners. Frank quickly concludes the robbery was an inside job and the 12 stolen pages are in the house with suspects; book editor, accountant, housekeeper, and security guard. Sebastian unable to contact Frank and Luella is concerned for their safety and, being rebuffed by Sergeant Keeler, seeks help from Constable Viola Deacon. Sebastian and Viola find the house where Frank and Luella are just as the housekeeper finds Alban dead with a sword through his body and the missing last chapter. The security guard is missing and Keeler arrests the housekeeper. Luella reading the last chapter realises the book characters are based on Alban's staff and a possible motive for murder.