Jennifer Shannon is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes and solve mysteries. When an impoverished man enters Rags to Riches - a consignment shop where Jennifer sells the gems she's found at garage sales - and asks to have an item home-delivered, Jennifer agrees. Upon her arrival at his run-down apartment, Jennifer finds the man murdered. As the police survey the crime scene, Jennifer cannot help but think there is something familiar about the details of the killing - and soon realizes that the victim's cold-blooded demise is a re-enactment of a murder in a classic mystery novel. As Jennifer opens her investigation, a local life coach turns up dead - in a chilling re-creation of a murder from another mystery book. With a killer on the loose, Jennifer enlists the help of mystery author Terrence Duncan and college professor Myles Fowler, whose vast collective knowledge of crime literature serves as a useful resource. Before long, Professor Fowler emerges as a chief suspect. Just when Jennifer and the police think they've found the killer, Fowler is murdered - in a re-enactment of a homicide in yet another mystery novel. When Jennifer discovers connections between suspects and victims, and uncovers their ties to the literary world, she must race against time to solve the Novel Murders case, without becoming the killer's next victim.