Aunt Bessie observes almost everything. Elizabeth Cubbon, known as Bessie to nearly everyone, doesn't miss much as she makes her way around the island that has been her home for all of her adult life. Aunt Bessie observes less than her friend Janet Markham. Bessie's friends Janet and Joan Markham are happy to be back on the island for a visit. When Janet peeks in a window and spots a dead body, the sisters' holiday becomes a lot more complicated. Aunt Bessie observes another body. Two dead men, a charity fundraiser that's in desperate need of help, and dozens of unanswered questions leave Bessie and her friends struggling to find a murderer before he or she can strike again.