Sharon is growing on me. I wasn't sure I liked her in the first couple of books. Now I find her charming. It all starts when Jake, an old friend and client asks her to meet him at an old victorian house he's renovating. Jake is known for painting these victorian houses bright gaudy colors, which disturbs renovation purists who think the old victorians should be painted grey. When Sharon arrives she finds Jake dead, obviously murdered. When the owner of the house hires Sharon to find out what happened to poor Jake. Sharon soon discovers that her case deals with an unsolved homicide from years earlier.