When a customer is murdered on the front porch of the Cast Iron Store and Grill with one of their favorite skillets, fraternal twins Pat and Annie must solve the crime, or they just might be next items on the killer’s to-do list.
When Albert Yeats unexpectedly appears in Maple Crest, North Carolina, everyone is surprised to see him. After all, ten years earlier, he’d been convicted of murdering Mitchell Yeats, and he’d received a life sentence without parole. It turns out though, that the state made a mistake, and Albert is back in town to track down the real killer himself. Cast Iron Store and Grill owners Pat and Annie are quickly embroiled in the case as well as the investigation touches someone close to the twins, and they find themselves trying to solve a murder in the past that soon generates a brand new homicide in the present.
When a group of five college students visit the Cast Iron Store and Grill, Pat and Annie learn that they are in town searching for Jasper Blankenship’s long lost fortune. Instead of finding buried treasure though, one member of the group is murdered at the dig site. Did one of the students kill their companion, or did someone from town find out what they were up to, and decide to go for the gold themselves?
When the twins’ estranged Aunt Della’s life is threatened by an unknown assailant, Annie and Pat must leave their beloved Iron and travel deep into the North Carolina mountains to figure out who’s trying to kill her before it’s too late.
When Annie’s ex boyfriend, Timothy Roberts, is found dead in his burned out cabin, she is considered a suspect by the whole town, particularly since Timothy dumped her not that long ago. The victim’s current girlfriend, Jenna Lance, is missing, so the twins, Pat and Annie Marsh, start digging into the man’s life, and his death, in an effort to figure out who might have done it. Is Jenna a killer on the run? Is Timothy’s no good brother to blame? Or did one of his clients decide to write him off permanently as a bad debt? As the twins struggle to figure out who closed the books on the accountant and balanced the books forever, they end up uncovering more secrets than they ever expected to find.