Sheila Malory's old friends Charlie and Jo Hamilton run a popular riding school in the quiet English town of Taviscombe. When Charlie is found dead in his stables from a blow to the head -- with only his horses as witnesses to his final moments -- the entire community is shaken. Especially since Charlie's is just the first in a series of shocking and suspicious deaths. Always ready with a cup of tea and an ear for the latest gossip, Mrs. Malory finds herself back in the saddle, trying to solve another mystery. But the trail of clues -- from an unlucky horseshoe to a lethal electric Fence -- proves to be anything but a smooth ride.