Penelope heads out to the silver mining town of Leadville, Colorado after her cousin Bess' husband is killed in an accident on his way back from his mining claim in the mountains.
Unlike Penelope, Bess didn't inherit much in the way of witchcraft. But the one skill she has is detecting when someone is lying...so she knows that the miners who brought her husband's body back to town aren't telling the truth.
The only way to find out what really happened is for the women to head up into the mountains and investigate the mine themselves. But they find much, much more than they expected to...