Shirley Steele is doing her best to settle into her hobby farm in Minnesota near her son and daughter-in-law. Unfortunately, she no longer has a barn in which to store anything, two space heaters are not proving sufficient to warm her small house, and winter is on its way.
But . . . never mind.
One night, she sees a light burning in the empty house down the road. How can that be? All her woes forgotten, she heads out to investigate. Soon Shirley and her neighbor Norma are off on a dangerous hunt to find a killer in their town.