Alex is back in her cozy home in the unpretentious but historically significant town of Ford’s Crossing, where rooting for the Clemson Tigers is everyone’s favorite pastime. Alex’s days are filled with mundane chores like walking the dog, vacuuming pet hair, laundry and obeying the commands of octogenarian, Dorothea “Ducky” Pennington Holmes, who literally rules the local woman’s club. This time, Ducky has Alex, modeling in upcoming fall fashion show. Alex protests but her nemesis won’t budge an inch so Alex, wearing a fashionable pant suit (thank God it’s not a dress!) and posing and primping along with the other fine ladies. The only fly in the soup is the cloud hanging over their peaceful town. Young men are showing up dead, a teen is missing, and Alex can’t find her girdle. But that conundrum quickly takes second place as Alex finds herself, knee-deep in evil doings. It isn’t too long before Alex suspects the perpetrator of the heinous crimes is living in her very own neighborhood.