When the sisters go to the Canaan Valley to search for paintings mentioned in a document found in an old hotel once owned by their grandparents - paintings that might be Monets - Andrea immediately becomes involved in tracking down a murderer. Kathleen would much rather be looking for the paintings, but she goes along with Andrea, since the victim was their hotel-keeper, murdered just down the hall from their room. The question is: Does the murder have something to do with the elusive paintings?
"This was painful"
Maggie Flynn's simple country wedding in West Virginia's enchanting Canaan Valley is everything her aunts hoped for, and Andrea Flynn and Kathleen Williamson are looking forward to a joyful weekend celebration. Murder is the last thing on anyone's mind, but when one guest has multiple enemies present, it becomes a reality. Poison in a late-night cup of tea proves fatal, and it's obvious that plenty of family members and their friends have reason to want the victim dead.
Wealthy families seem to attract scandals, and the Bassetts are no different. They bury theirs with the utmost discretion, but when one of their own is murdered, secrets are unearthed. Canaan Valley Sheriff Ward Sterling enlists the help of sisters Andrea Flynn and Kathleen Williamson to navigate the family's complex inner workings, because they're friends with Hadley, one of the Bassett siblings. They're glad to oblige, as the prime suspect is their friend, Deputy Willard Hill.