The people of Middleburg search for buried treasure around Bessledorf Hill and the Bessledorf Hotel.
IS THERE PIRATE TREASURE BURIED IN MIDDLEBURG? According to local legend, Peg Leg the pirate once spent the night at the Bessledorf Hotel, and he may have left treasure buried in Middleburg. Now strange bobbing lights have been sighted late at night on Bessledorf Hill, and mysterious coded messages are turning up all over town. When Bernie Magruder and his sleuthing pals Georgene and Weasel investigate, they discover that someone has been digging holes on the hill. Could the old story be true? By the time the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Peg Leg shows up at the Bessledorf Hotel with a map and an eye for Bernie's sister Delores, pirate mania has filled the town with eager treasure hunters, and Bernie and his pals find themselves in the middle of a mystery -- with a lot more than buried treasure at stake.