Chase Cross, "detective" ordinaire, rolls into town behind the wheel of an old woody station wagon. When he careens into the Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, he grabs Mio, Michigan's attention, especially that of Sheriff Grace. Luckily, his poor driving retrieves the recently deceased bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Stillman from the apex of the shrine. Now, Chase must help Mio solve the murders and put itself back together. First he needs to convince the Sheriff to let him out of jail.
Meanwhile, the Devil and Death arrive for their honeymoon, bringing with them a slew of strange, pseudo-biblical occurrences: water to booze, plagues of Ford Focuses, and cupboards filled with rice to name a few. Some will call it spontaneous omening; others will call it young love.
Chase Cross is not alone. He has Bob, a cast of nocturnal statues, an angsty Jesus, and God, herself. Even with the cards stacked in his favor, the blundering "detective" might still manage to muck things up.