In The Cane Mutiny, Abby bids on, and wins, the contents of a locked storage shed (the contents of which have been abandoned for years). Inside she finds a collection of beautiful antique walking sticks and a gym bag containing a skull. The police are, of course, notified, and Abby has a hard time explaining the skull. She sets about interviewing everyone who bid on the locked shed, and in the process discovers the world of collectible canes. Antique walking sticks are beautiful, varied, and fascinating, and many are of great value. What Abby eventually discovers that one of the canes is made from a rhino horn, an illegal substance, since rhinos are highly endangered. This is the tip of the iceberg--uh, cane--and Abby finds herself in the middle involved in a smuggling ring and her life is in peril.