The Secret of Sooty Wick Inn is about shy, eleven-year-old Beetle Beane, who is sent to spend a week in Maine. Reluctantly, Beetle finds herself in the care of Murtha Bellwether, a mysterious hunting guide and owner of an old ramshackle inn. When Beetle discovers something she shouldn't have, she decides to uncover the truth behind Murtha's secret. Beetle's decision leads her down a challenging path to self-discovery and answers beyond her wildest imaginings.