In a cozy Midwestern little town such an act of violence is rare. Why would someone want to murder Sally Nimitz' charming eighty-year-old neighbor? But someone has. In The Death of Amelia Marsh, MaryJo Dawson presents Sally Nimitz, a lady still recovering from the early demise of her beloved husband. Sally leads a quiet, respectable life as a mother, grandmother, and nurse. But Sally seems to have instincts that had been dormant and, with the help of an old friend and ather elderly lady, she finds out there was more to Amelia Marsh's life than anyone knew.