Don't shoot the taxidermist! Leaping fishes. Prowling bobcats. Frosty penguins and mute moose heads... These are the things that fill Garth Carson's life as he buys, sells, and rents exotic taxidermy from his funky New York City storefront. But now Garth and his gal, Angie, have acquired the most sinister stuffed critter in the world: a certain white crow in a bell jar that Angie swoons over -- and that other people are dying to get their hands on.
When the crow is stolen, along with $50,000 worth of their best taxidermy, Garth and Angie are plunged into the spooky heart of old New England and a realm of crazed carnies, bumbling feds, and a couple of freshly snuffed collectors. To save their bird -- and their lives -- these two reluctant sleuths must penetrate a zany, highly illegal international treasure hunt... and confront a freak who has a thing for murder.