When the general office manager of Sutcliffe Manufacturing is murdered, no one is really surprised. Ronald Dearman was anything but a dear man. But who hated him enough to walk into his office and put a bullet between his eyes? For once, Inspector Witherspoon doesn't get the case. Then someone from Mrs. Jeffries' past begs for her help. Now she must step into the fray. No matter how messy the case, her polished detection skills are up to the task.