With Peaceful Repose Cemetery, Drew Slocombe is determined to revolutionise the entire death industry and make ecologically sound burials a popular choice.
Unfortunately, his gravedigger has just discovered that their cemetery has one too many corpses - that of an elderly woman.
The police don't appear to be particularly concerned and seem to think it's that of a vagrant.
But for Drew things don't add up: even if the woman died a natural death, someone was obviously responsible for burying her. When Genevieve Slater, a woman from Drew's past, turns up at his door, and asks him to help prove that the body is that of her missing mother, the mystery deepens. Why does Genevieve not go to the police with her concerns? All Drew's skills as an amateur detective will be needed if he is to get to the truth . . .