Pie-lette Ned is handed the case that changes his life forever. His childhood sweetheart, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, is murdered on a cruise ship under strange circumstances. Her death sends him back to his hometown of Coeur d' Coeurs to bring Chuck back to life, albeit briefly, and solve the crime. But once reunited with Chuck, Ned can't send her back. He helps her escape after her grieving aunts, Lily and Vivian, former synchronized swimmers Darling Mermaid Darlings, think they've buried their niece forever. Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson's PI enterprise, but she encourages them to use their skills for good, not just for profit. Ned is overjoyed to be reunited with Chuck, the only girl he's ever loved. Life would be perfect, except for one cruel twist: If Ned ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.
Dummy When an automotive expert is found dead (ironically enough) after a strange hit-and-run accident, Ned suspects there's more to the story, especially when he finds out the deceased worked for a company about to launch an experimental car. Meanwhile, Chuck wants some answers about how Ned brought her back to life.
The Fun In Funeral Another strange death at the Schatz Funeral Home leads Ned back to the scene where he brought Chuck back to life. Meanwhile, Olive unwittingly becomes the messenger in Chuck's plan to bring a little sunshine into the lives of Aunts Lily and Vivian via some anti-depressant laced pies.
Pigeon A plane crash into an apartment building leaves the trio with a case did the pilot commit suicide? while Chuck finds herself drawn to the man who appears to be the sole survivor, much to Ned's distress. Meanwhile, Olive takes a wounded messenger pigeon to the Aunts for help.
Girth When jockeys start turning up trampled to death, supposedly by the ghost of a long dead rider and his spooky horse, Olive - a jockey in her life before the Pie Hole - hires Ned and the team to investigate. Meanwhile, Ned finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his own past as Halloween nears.
Bitches When a dog breeder who may have bred the world's most perfect pooch is found dead, Ned and company try to figure out who exactly did the deed, especially after they learn the deceased was a polygamist who left four grieving widows.
Smell Of Success When the assistant to renowned scent expert Napoleon LeNez is found dead after a scratch 'n' sniff book explodes, Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate whom the deadly missive was intended for. Meanwhile, Olive continues her campaign to get Aunts Lily and Vivian back in the swim of things.
Bitter Sweets A vindictive taffy shop owner sets up shop down the street from The Pie Hole, determined to drive Ned out of business by any means necessary.
Corpsicle After a shocking turn of events, Ned tries to make peace with Chuck. Meanwhile, Emerson tries to get him to concentrate on their latest case, an insurance adjustor found frozen solid. And scent expert Oscar Vibenius returns, trying to figure out what's so different about Chuck and Digby.