Construction workers dismantling an old house in the heart of Victoria British Columbia find an elegant old car of '30's vintage sealed behind a wall. In the back seat are the remains of a body, a female. Detective-Sergeant Leonard Ross must search out people who lived and worked in the house 50 years earlier -- many of whom are now in nursing homes--to find out the strange family story that might have resulted in a murder. The present owner of the house is now an old woman, unable to speak, living in an extended-care facility. The only other survivor of the family, the Baroness LeBreton refuses to answer questions. As he feels that the solution is getting closer, the body-count suddenly starts to climb.