Lottie, Director of the local Historical Society, is assembling the memories and diaries of the townsfolk into a local history. She is also stirring up the dust of very old emotions, old enmities, old wrongs.
The old families get hysterical and the hysteria turns to one murder, then another. Things get frayed and violent and personal. Lottie becomes the sheriff’s deputy, and begins to investigates the murders as both cop and historian.