Spring is popping in the English village of Finch, and Lori Shepherd's husband and sons are off camping, though she's happy to be left at home with her toddler Bess. At a local quilting bee, Lori is delighted to be seated by the host, soft-spoken widow Annabelle Craven, and hopes she'll be able to learn more about her neighbor's past life in the village of Old Cowerton—but Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death. In this 22nd cozy mystery in the delightful series, following Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, Lori's ghostly aunt helps her uncover the horrifying truth about what residents of Old Cowerton call "the widow's curse."
"Perhaps the most heartwarming entry in this long-running series ... one that presents a very different path to solving the case."—Kirkus Reviews