Liz Eckardt is busy juggling the demands of her colorful guests at the Olde Mansion Inn in the delightful town of Pleasant Creek, Indiana, when she's summoned to jury duty. Expecting it to be a quiet respite from the hectic pace at the inn, Liz prepares to escape into a good mystery novel. But the waiting room is far from quiet. Fellow juror Nora Wexler is loud, rude, and spends her free time insulting people and complaining about her ex-husband. When Liz asks Nora to keep it down so she can read, Nora explodes in anger.
After the case is settled and the jurors are dismissed, Liz waits at the elevator. The door opens, and Nora collapses in front of her, struggling to breathe. She points at Liz and whispers, "She tried to kill me."
When Nora dies, Liz finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a real-life mystery - and a prime suspect in a murder case.
Attempting to clear her name by locating the real killer, Liz embarks on her own investigation with help from her friends in the Material Girls quilting group and the town's mayor, Jackson Cross. During the search, Liz is not surprised to learn that Nora had made plenty of enemies in her life. But Liz is surprised when her own life is threatened.
Will she identify the murderer before she becomes the next victim?