Why did Joyce Beecham die in hospital when only hours earlier she was happily preparing lunch at home?
As lead investigator for her newly-formed Watts Happening? Investigations, Olivia Watts is engaged by legal acquaintance, Alexander Beecham, to investigate his mother’s suspicious death. Olivia uncovers heated sibling rivalry; a hidden marriage with a concerning financial payoff; and misappropriation of the deceased’s pension.
While shaking family skeletons, she meets eccentric inventor, Lord Bennington, who admits close ties to the Beecham family. And then new evidence elevates an estranged niece to prime suspect.
Olivia sidesteps complex personality conflicts before seeking assistance from former supervising officer and on / off boyfriend, DCI Stafford. They ultimately prove Joyce Beecham had been murdered – and had not died as a result of natural causes as certified by the hospital.