Newly unemployed teacher Mary Colleen Malone never suspected she would become a Miss Marple wannabe when she and her recently widowed aunt sublet her private investigator brother’s apartment near

downtown Minneapolis. However, after hearing a message intended for the PI’s ears only, Mary is determined to solve what sounds like an easy case for Reed Griffin, owner of the Bar X Ranch. But things are more difficult than imagined and she soon finds herself facing down demons from childhood—fear of horses—and being surrounded by two deaths and three very deceiving men.