There’s a chill in the Wisconsin air, and it’s a shot in the arm – a triple espresso shot – to Uncommon Grounds, the Brookhills coffeehouse owned by Maggy Thorsen and real estate maven Sarah Kingston. Their new autumn drink is a huge success. But two estate agents have died lately, and Sarah herself is under investigation for irregularities at her job. Then a stench begins to percolate through the coffeehouse, and soon it’s clear that corpses – like other bad things – do indeed come in threes.
Unbeknownst to Sarah and Maggy, there is a hidden room under their train station coffee house. What begins as a thought that the foul odor emanating through the shop is a dead animal under the floor, it turns into a dead body stashed in the bathroom of the hidden room. Used by Mafia members and with connections to the family of their friend Tien, they are set upon by a tv show host hoping for a comeback, ala John Stossel. When another murdered real estate agent shows up, Maggy is worried for her partner Sarah, but she ends up being the one to discover the truth and the real killer. Once again, until revealed, Balzo keeps her murderer under wraps!