The Honorable Philip Petrie is out driving his beloved car when it suddenly gets problems. Skilled mechanic as he is, he gets the bonnet up to see what's wrong and the next moment he is struck by love. American heiress Gloria Arbuckle stops to ask him if he needs help and from then on he spends all his free time with her and her millionaire father who is in Britain to invest in the auto industry. One day, Philip and Gloria, get kidnapped. Since the kidnappers realize they have no use for Philip they dump him on the estate of Fairacres. Fhilip is well acquainted with the estate since he best friend Gervaise was the heir to it, before he died in the WWI trenches. The present Lord Dalrymple, owner of Fairacres, finds Philip in the bushes and brings him home. Philip insists on staying which is strange to the butterfly- and moth obsessed Lord but he lets him stay and he and his wife also let 5 more young people join Philip for what Lord and Lady Dalrymple think is going to be a treasure hunt. The five that descend on Fairacres are there to help Philip find Gloria. But there search has to be done secretly. They are trusted friends of Philip's and one of course is the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, cousin of the present Lord and sister of the dead Gervaise. The book is exciting and funny. Like a P.G. Wodehouse with a mystery attached to it. I loved it!