Charlie is a part time archivist at his alma mater a small college in Mississippi. He lives a quiet life with Diesel his Maine Coon cat and a college student boarder. The big buzz on campus is the return of it's most famous alum, Godfrey a thriller writer is returning home on the heels of his latest bestseller. Godfrey was a jerk to Charlie all those years ago, but Charlie wasn't the only one in town to dislike Godfrey. When Charlie finds Godfrey dead in his hotel room Charlie is landed in the middle when the deputy thinks that Charlie or his boarder committed the murder.