"I have to tell you something . . . something that happened a long time ago."
These words, spoken by Ursula Rowe from her Aleford, Massachusetts, sickbed, takeFaith Fairchild completely by surprise. Having agreed to keep an eye on her best friendPix Millers's mother while Pix is involved in her son's out-of-town wedding preparations,Faith never dreamed she'd become ensnared in the tale the slowly recovering Ursula spinsover the next few weeks—a bizarre account of an unsolved crime dating back to theGreat Depression. Now the caterer-turned-sleuth is hooked, determined to solve a mysterymore than eight decades old—while at the same time trying to clear the name of herhusband, Reverend Thomas Fairchild, who's been falsely accused of pilfering the church'sdiscretionary fund.
And meanwhile, when Pix Miller meets her in-laws-to-be for the veryfirst time, she's in for the shock of her life . . .