Inkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has vowed to never ever find a dead body again (at least not for a while). Unfortunately, Ruby Tooms, Judith's latest guest and one-time acquaintance arrives with some unexpected baggage - a cold case she dumps on Hillside Manor's Persian carpet. Ruby wants to know if Judith can use her sleuthing skills to finger a murdered from fifteen years ago. Judith is about to say no when her husband, Joe Flynn, tells her that the homicide case was his former partner and old pal Woody Price's first murder investigation. Now, the game is afoot, and for once Joe is more than willing to help his wife turn a cold case into a hot chase in pursuit of a long-ago killer.