Murder in the Winter is the second book in the Dekker Cozy Mystery Series. After a heavy snowstorm, homicide detective Lt. Cy Dekker walks out his back door to get in his car. When he clears the snow from the windshield he finds a note someone has left for him. The note says that this person is about to commit a murder that Cy cannot possible stop. He also tells Cy where and when the murder is to be committed. So, Cy calls his partner in crime solving, Sgt. Lou Murdock, and the two of them are off to check in at a remote inn on the outskirts of the county. When someone dies right next to the two detectives at dinner one evening, they must go from one place to another, traipsing through the snow, in order to bring the murderer to justice.