Miranda Becket, amateur sleuth with mystery books stacked floor to ceiling, is good at solving crimes; she just doesn't have the credentials to be doing it. She had been Mrs. Masterson's housekeeper for years, and after finding her dead, she managed to set her grief aside and begin her own investigation while she waited for the authorities.
When Detective Jonathan Wyndham arrives, the last person he expects to answer the door is the woman he almost married—until she nearly got him fired. He couldn't keep her from interfering with his crime scenes, and his job was on the line when their relationship ended. Seeing Miranda again, his heart skipped a beat. He never stopped loving her.
Jonathan concludes the elderly woman died of natural causes, but Miranda disagrees and sets out to uncover the truth. As twists and turns complicate the case, old feelings they both thought long buried resurface. Will he stop dismissing her and the little notebook she carries around? Or, will Miranda be one step ahead of him, causing the same unhappy ending they had years ago?