When her beloved Mini Cooper breaks down in the countryside, Reverend Annabelle Dixon is forced make a stop at Mildred’s Garage. But instead of a quick tune-up, she stumbles upon a gruesome surprise… a lifeless hand, peeking out from beneath a parked car.
As luck would have it, Annabelle’s crush, Inspector Mike Nicholls, happens to be visiting her parish on personal business. But those matters are soon pushed aside, as the stalwart detective finds himself entangled in yet another mystery with the kindhearted and tenacious vicar.
When Annabelle convinces the uptight inspector to adopt a stray puppy she found on her doorstep, the pair decide to join forces to solve the crime. But with one mysterious corpse, two missing mechanics, and a diabolical killer on the loose, they may be biting off more than they can chew. Luckily, Annabelle and Mike have an ace up their sleeve… an adorable little puppy, with a talent for sniffing out clues.