Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough has never believed her husband's threat to shackle her to her desk to keep her from "meddling in murder." But when Starr Knight, the taxidermist's daughter, is found dead, that's just what Joe Riddley does, despite Mac's protest that she has no intention of getting involved. She just has one question: why did the flamboyant young mother dress so sedately on the day she died? Then a second young woman is murdered, also dressed characteristically. Now Mac's got to ask-whose closet will be raided next?