It's another open and shut case for Ace Stubble, lawyer for the undead and disembodied. At least that's what he thinks. When Cordelia Dearborn--a ghost with a shady past--hires Ace to rid her home of pesky, freeloading descendants, Ace figures he'll have no problem collecting his fee. But there's more to this case than a cranky old ghost and houseful of unwanted people.
Everyone in the Dearborn family--the living, the dead, and the mentally ill--has a secret or two, and Ace can't avoid getting caught up in all of them. It doesn't help that Cordelia's beautiful granddaughter seems willing to do anything to keep from being evicted. It's all such a mess that no one--neither the living nor the dead--seems aware that there's bigger trouble brewing in the house. Ace Stubble has faced danger before, but is he ready for what's living in the basement of the Dearborn estate?