Sam and Scarlett have been married for a little more than a year. Scarlett has recently inherited her fathers multimillion-dollar business empire, and Sam has retired from being a private detective to help Scarlett run the business. A four-day weekend at the Windsor, designed as a "getaway" from the pressures of their new life, is interrupted by Detective Inspector Blank, who tries to entice Sam out of retirement to help him with a high-profile murder committed not far from Sam and Scarlett’s iconic hotel, The Windsor.
Sam and Scarlett are determined to enjoy their time together, but Sam’s fame as a mystery writer and private detective seems determined to drag them into this mystery.
Melbourne’s finest old hotel, wine, whisky, cafes, restaurants, fashion, daggers, policemen, beautiful cars, and a mature couple very much in love all play their part in an adventure that unfolds over a long weekend.