Murder in the lab! The famous forensic scientist, Dr. Ramachandran, is stone cold dead and Ruby Rose's father is the prime suspect! One more reason for Ruby to hate the Gardens, the funky urban neighborhood to which she's been transplanted. Wise but shy, artistic and an outsider, Ruby's got to marshal everything and everyone she can to help her solve the mystery and prove her father didn't poison his boss. Everyone? The list isn't too long: there's T-rex, Ruby's big goofy but goodhearted friend, maybe those other two weird kids from school and that mysterious old lady in the apartment upstairs, who seems to know a lot about chemistry...which could come in very handy!