"Your son, Balthazar, is a bright and precocious young boy. He asks a lot of questions... which is good... though he seems to have an abnormally keen fascination in... rather obscure... tragic things." At a very young age, Balthazar noticed a particular pattern in the behavior of his estranged parents. The only time they ever seemed to occupy the same room was when one of his cherished goldfish would pass away, and he was in dire need of consolation. Thus began an odd fixation for him to continually innovate new and increasingly imaginative methods with which to dispatch each new aquatic pet.
Eagerly awaited new collection from a poet with a fast-growing fanbase.
Cam, her best friend, Eric, and her aunt Molly win two goldfish at the local fair. When the goldfish go missing, Cam must use her amazing photographic memory to solve the mystery.