When the town's most unpopular man turns up dead, there's no shortage of suspects.
Trapper Lakes is quiet in the spring and the tenants like it that way, what it's not known for is murder. Ginny "Jynx" Nix has come home to be with her father after his heart attack and struggles to settle back into the small-town life she left.
A tranquil morning walk with her pet raccoon, Pita, leads her to a dead body. Not only was Mr. Lowell Clotchey the town's richest man, he had the honorable distinction of being the most disliked. Even before the cause of death is announced, she finds herself and her few good friends all as "persons of interest" in the case. With no shortage of suspects and unwilling to trust the local law, she realizes it's up to her to solve this mystery and clear all their names.