With grown-up kids and a husband always on the road, Katharine Murrays nest would be empty if it werent for her Aunt Lucyuntil the elderly woman dies. Now Katharines saddled with her Aunts worldly belongingsmostly knickknacks destined for the dumpster. But theres a priceless Celtic necklace among the drossand a diary written in German, neither of which Katharines ever seen before.
Determined to find out where these objects came from, Katharine unwittingly discovers a branch of her family tree she never knew existednamely Aunt Lucys brother Carter, murdered more than fifty years ago after a mysterious trip to Austria. And when Lucys artifacts are stolen, and the main suspect turns up dead, Katharine realizes she must solve a burglary and two unsolved homicides separated by a half-century . .
. before more than her family secrets end up dead and buried.