Innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn's worst nightmare comes true when Vivian Flynn husband Joe's first wife moves back into the neighborhood. Vivian, who has become mysteriously wealthy, plans to build a big, bad condoon their idyllic cul-de-sac. Outraged, Judith and her neighbors vow to fight the project to the death.
Vivian isn't the only newcomer to the area. Frankie Buss, son of another of Vivian's ex-husbands, has arrived at Hillside Manor with his wife. Vivian was married to his father for what seemed like minutes before she inherited his vast wealth and ran off with his other son. Now Frankie's dying for his share of the pot of gold.
Vivian's got more than one mortal enemy but which one ended up dead in her back yard? If she wants her home sweet home to stay happy, Judith will have to find out.