Suicide or murder? Searching for the truth makes Coroner Jane Kennedy glad she left her big-city law practice. Her beautiful coastal hometown has everything she could ask for: corpses, suspense, and her old flame Detective Davey Higgins. Natural death, accident or foul pla7? It's all in a day's work when a skydiver opens a faulty parachute, a lifeboat volunteer drowns in a hoax alarm, and a faceless man washes up on the beach.