Marge Christensen's employer and friend, Joshua Hurley, is found dead in the framing shop where she works. Her wedding to Detective Pete Peterson, who heads up the investigation, is in two weeks. Marge jumps into the investigation, unable to contemplate her wedding until the case is solved. In mourning, and struggling not to step too far over the line with the police, Marge also has to deal with an interfering mother-in-law and look for a new home.
Adding to the stress is the presence of two foster boys who might be involved in the case but are definitely getting involved in Marge and Pete's life, and Pete is encouraging them. Is marrying Pete going to destroy the life Marge has begun to build for herself since her first husband's death?