Lily Adams, a sophisticated, lovely dress designer from New York, is brought to her new husband's Connecticut farmhouse to live. She and Sam Adams arrive at night, during a storm. She loves the place until a head rolls down the stairs. The head proves to be merely a bowling ball; it seems they are not alone. Sam's uncle and his ex mother in law are still in residence. A little weird. Lily puts up with bowling balls, wraiths dancing through the room and strange opinions. Ethan Allen, a man who lives under a bridge, stays the night. He is murdered. The village constable conducts a farcical investigation. Ethan Allen returns, not dead at all, but suffering from a disease that all but eliminates his pulse. And Lily begins life again with the Adams family.