As Master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club, "Sister" Jane Arnold is the most respected citizen in her Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town. The region is ruled by proper social conduct and deep-seated tradition, yet murders sometimes do occur, and in Rita Mae Brown's long-running series, Sister Jane always proves ready to hunt down evildoers.
After a hunt in Kentucky, "Sister" Jane and her boyfriend, Gray Lorillard, head to a sumptuous party on a nearby estate, also home to a historic horse graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by jarring news: The discovery of grisly remains in the cemetery that are decidedly not equine. Now Sister and her hounds are on the case—their 9th, after Fox Tracks—digging up clues to an old crime that links three well-connected Southern families. When her dear friend is found murdered, Sister and her animal friends must work fast to find a clever killer.