When Meredith Mitchell agreed to stay with her actress cousin Eve in the run up to Eve's daughter's wedding she anticipated a degree of drama. But she can hardly have expected it to include murder, blackmail and unrequited love. Or to involve a certain Chief Inspector Markby, a middle aged divorcee.
As material witness to the only case of murder the Cotswold village of Westerfield has ever seen, Meredith soon becomes involved in the case and with helping Chief Inspector Markby. Meredith is a career diplomat and soon needs her considerable skills when steering a path between her duty tothe police and loyalty to her cousin's family.