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She's worked through all the days of the week, turning up clues and scrubbing up both messes and murderers in the village of Long Farnden. But crime is a persistent stain, and Lois Meade is finding that sleuthing is rarely a spotless endeavor...
Magistrate Mrs. Tollervey-Jones represents the upper crust of the village, although nowadays she lives alone at the Farnden Hall estate without a staff to attend to her. Fortunately, Lois Meade's cleaning company visits twice a week.
But Lois's help is needed elsewhere as a series of robberies begins to plague Long Farnden. Lois's own daughter is shaken when a thief robs her grocery store till. Good thing Josie's got a policeman for a fianc#65533;--he's on the culprit's trail soon afterward.
Before he can crack the case, though, someone cracks Lois's husband on the head when he stops in to check on Mrs. Tollervey-Jones and interrupts a burglary. Now Lois--in collaboration once again with the besotted Inspector Cowgill--must determine who cleaned out the magistrate's mansion, and clean up after an increasingly violent crime spree...