Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi,
built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stoneâ€™s
farmhouse, life just hasnâ€™t been the same. With Mimi
complaining about everything from the state of Lucyâ€™s lawn
to another neighborâ€™s lovable dog, quaint Tinkerâ€™s Cove,
Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and
backstabbing. And when Mimi doesnâ€™t show up for her shift at
The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar
leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her
kitchen floorâ€”with a knife in her back.
While the police start their investigation, Lucy gets busy
writing up the murder for the local Pennysaverâ€”and following
a few leads of her own. Lucy knows the women in her
neighborhood didnâ€™t like Mimi, but they certainly didnâ€™t
want her dead...right?