When the most hated man in town gets himself murdered, Blake and Shelby have to pull the proverbial needle from a mountainous haystack of would-be killers.
"Well-apparel'd April on the heel of limping Winter treads" ~William Shakespeare~
It's spring in Port Scuttlebutt. The icy banks of Lake Superior are thawing, the forest is budding with new growth, and Shelby is overdue to give birth to their first child. Before they can choose a name for the littlest Gunner, Blake and Shelby are pulled into two very different cases in this fifth installment of the Double Barrel Mysteries.
An elderly couple's guard dog is shot on their own land and the owners want someone to pay. Blake suspects a near-sighted poacher, but after an ongoing feud comes to light between the couple and nearby neighbors, he realizes a whole lot more is going on.
Farley Jones, the self-appointed mayor of Port Scuttlebutt, has made an ever-expanding enemy base. So, it's not surprising there are suspects aplenty when he turns up dead in a celebrity's fishing cabin. Getting justice for the most-hated man in town won't be easy or comfortable for Blake and Shelby, especially when they have to treat everyone like potential murderers. Even their own friends and family.