Maestro: A great or distinguished figure in any sphere.

Grim Reaper: The personification of death.

Combine these two and place them in the small mountain town of Cold Hollow and watch the mayhem unfold. 

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The year was nineteen seventy-nine.  The small town of Lehem, Iowa was a large clique, content and thriving.  When one charming new resident enters the farming community, it is considered an anomaly.  When a second stranger appears, it is a concern…Slaughtered livestock and humans are discovered during the full moon of June, forcing the sheriff and his deputies to take to arms.

The Barner family relocates to Cold Hollow, a quaint town nestled in a Vermont mountain range.  They find it to be quite charming and the inhabitants endearing, except for a few residents.  Odd laws are enforced, confrontations begin, and insanity reigns as a mad man sits upon his imaginary throne, trying to keep the threads of his dream from unraveling. 

Deadly Delilah is back and there's hell to pay.

When the mayor of Cold Hollow and her husband are kidnapped and held for ransom, two families join forces to rescue them. Delilah's dark side is teetering on the edge. What will happen to the Gillette's and their extended family?

Life is not always perfect in the town of Cold Hollow, but with Mayor Myrna Bradbury at the helm, it might be someday.  When a batch of newly paroled convicts arrives to take up residence in the town, disappearances of longtime townsfolk begin, gruesome human remains are found, and a government inspection is looming on the horizon.  Time is of the essence as Myrna and the new chief of police are thrust into an investigation the likes of which they had never imagined.

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