Amelia Prentice, forty-something high school English teacher whose pet peeve is the non-word irregardless, trips over the corpse of a former student in the public library. Now her cozy small town life in the Adirondacks will never be the same.
Amelia returns to school, only to learn this death was no accident and she's a murder suspect. Then the victim's mother disappears, friend Lily is thrown overboard from the Lake Champlain ferryboat, a mysterious millionaire wants to buy Amelia's house, the school nurse is viciously attacked, and Amelia's old beau Gil seems interested again. And, of course, there's the Lake Champlain monster.
It will take all Amelia's wisdom, humor, and faith to figure out what's going on. If she survives...