All is quiet in Molena Point as Joe carries his gift over the roof to pass on the way he smells DEATH. Keep the struggling mice tight he investigates the area and finds a scene of death. He continues on and leaves the gift for Mango.
Meanwhile Kit and Dulice make friends with Tansy a clowder cat. Randy used to live in the town before she was dumped in a wilderness area. Tansy is a lot of help as she knows the houses. Sage watches the killer bury the woman and is hurt.
Clyde has decided to sell his antique cars and joined Ryan in restoring houses. Clyde and Ryan are looking at houses to buy. The killer follows them looking for a burial site. These plots are neatly woven together.