Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity-and her son, Sam-the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutters for years to come. But Jake's hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave. Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford-old flame of Jake's best friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White-is the first victim. When his corpse washes up on the beach at Prince's Cove, all evidence points to a drowning-except the bullet hole in his forehead. When bodies begin littering the Maine scenery, Jake and Ellie learn that the ante on Kenny's small-town antics has been upped. Add a pair of unwelcome arrivals-Jake's ex-husband, and an unscrupulous New York ex-money mogul-and you've got a blueprint for more deadly danger than one old house can hold.