Cape Cod! To Lydia Vivaldi, the quaint seaside village of Quansett looks like sanctuary — until she learns her one friend here is dead. How could an expert Fix-It Chick fall off a ladder at a film shoot? When Lydia lands a soup-chef job at Leo's Back End and starts asking questions, she's stonewalled by the flirtatious filmmaker and warned off by the police. Only Edgar Rowdey, famous artist-author of creepy little storybooks, shares Lydia's doubts about the “accident.” Can this unlikely pair of detectives find out what really happened before it happens again? As she meets her new neighbors -— a hippie bookstore clerk, an ex-police photographer, a Wampanoag pastry chef, a retired football star, a Broadway musical team — Lydia discovers dark secrets behind those white picket fences.