In the year since she moved to Battle Creek, Minnesota, Mira James has encountered at least one murder every month. Mira is justifiably concerned that the combination of her, living in Otter Tail County, ensures for lethal results. That never became clearer than in the previous month, which still has Mira in a devastating state of bereavement.
Since moving to Battle Lake, Minnesota, ten months ago, Mira James has alarmingly discovered at least one body every month, so she’s understandably more than a little on the edge. When her adorably perfect boyfriend Johnny leaves for a month-long internship at Portland State, Mira’s best friend Mrs. Berns declares it to be the perfect time to get out of Dodge before Mira's death timer clicks on and she uncovers another murder.