Everything was going so well at popular and picturesque Cider Run Antiques until one rainy night in May. Then the unthinkable happened. When a centuries-old stone building is transformed into an antiques shop, a lively mix of dealers is brought together. They are witty, antiques-savvy and companionable, and the shop is an outstanding success. But beneath the surface of high-spirited banter and good times, a dark undercurrent is growing. Two years after the shop?s founding, someone is insidiously killed, the weapon an antique from the shop, and the body hidden in a blanket chest. Who could have committed murder and left, locking the door behind, if not one of the dealers? To help the police detective in his investigation, the dealers agree to hold a marathon talk session, knowing the answer might destroy everything. Set in the Appalachians of central Pennsylvania, the story combines historical lore of the area, collectors' obsessions and the compelling passions of dealers to tell a tale.