A body in a pool of skim milk.
©2004 Sandra Balzo (P)2012 Sandra Balzo
An unsavory discovery at any time, but especially inconvenient when the milk puddle is in front of the espresso machine the very morning you're scheduled to open your chic suburban coffee house, Uncommon Grounds.
AND the body is one of your partners, leaving you and your other partner - the one who's still alive - as suspects.
Which would all be bad enough, even if your husband HADN'T dumped you for his dental assistant, Little Miss Tooth de Lay, leading you to jettison your old life and invest what little you have left in Uncommon Grounds, which now appears - like your marriage - to be circling the drain.