Jessica visits Fiona Delaney Griffith, the widow of Robert, a friend of her late husband, in Cork, Ireland, where the family runs a traditional factory of Woollens, blankets. Cousin Ambrose Griffith was about to take over management from Fiona's son Sean and move the site too far for many villagers to keep the only jobs in the region. Elder son Patrick Griffith, who was away over ten years fleeing his unfair father, is furious. Ambrose is found murdered in Father Timothy's church. Jessica also believes the old cripple local poet William Mahaffy who thinks Richards fall from the belfry was no accident and the crazy Una O'Reilly who puts flowers on his grave witnessed something. Sgt. Terence Boyle is clearly not up to examining murder cases, but Jessica does figure out how both murders fit together.
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When Mrs. Griffith said you were coming to Kilcleer, I was surprised. You know, with Mr. Griffith dead barely two months.
Well, my husband, Frank, and I were at her wedding to Robert. Fiona and I planned this visit a year ago.
She needs a good friend. That's what it is.