Maggie Ryan, amateur sleuth and mother-to-be, and her actor husband Nick O'Connor have found the upwardly mobile couple's dream: an affordable vintage brownstone in an up-and-coming neighborhood in New York City. It's just about perfect. Except for a few minor problems.
Batty old Mrs. Northrup in the basement could be difficult. Still, they'll get along with her---although she does have some disturbing habits.
The place is crying out for some fresh paint, and they'll have to fix the creaky staircase and the ancient dumbwaiter.
And then there's the corpse in the upstairs room...
This is #4 in A Maggie Ryan Mystery.