In the twenty-second book in Page's popular mystery series, amateur sleuth and caterer Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it's all in the family.
The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay in Maine can't seem to cool things down for Faith and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island. But the fireworks are just beginning. After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century cottage.
The body is identified as The Birches' housekeeper, who seems to have succumbed to a heart attack. The death is only one of the dramatic events upending the historic house as the Proctor family gathers to learn who will inherit the much loved, and very valuable, estate. With this much money involved, it's just a matter of time before trouble arises.
Another death occurs—and this time it is murder. Faith races to uncover a killer, one that is much too close to home!