Middy Brown Journal IV finds our spunky gal continuing to attract complicated adventures that transpire simply because she is such a dear and compassionate meddler—but in a really good and sincere way. Long divorced from old George Brown, a domineering chauvinist, she has risen above his constant degradation and verbal abuse; but the damage does remain. We find her finally enjoying a beautiful and romantic marriage with her former cop and private investigator boss, Calvin Cleere, the “dreamiest PI on the planet.” Time is marching on, and when she unexpectedly inherits Mosscreek—a beautiful, large, and gracious mountain estate—she and Cal agree that she should fulfill her dream and utilize a portion of this large estate as a guest house and event center. Her now-husband, Cal, closed his Denver office and was tapped by the Department of Homeland Security for a highly classified and often-covert position. The department moves in for this highly prized contractor, installing an impenetrable workspace with top-of-the-line surveillance equipment and a bulletproof coded entry door, all in an upstairs corner of Mosscreek. Middy has her own security clearance, so she does have access to the code and Cal if she knocks fist. From this austere location, he is somewhat able to monitor his deeply adored, “classy but often error prone” problem-magnet wife. Middy has become an astute businesswoman, but she simply cannot avoid involving Cal in her well-intended and often-disastrous activities. When she worked for him as his not-so-perfect assistant in his PI practice, on many occasions he had to extract her from the ER, when her very best intentions went astray and she didn’t quite dodge the bullet. Now, in a new and happy marriage and enjoying her position as proprietress of the lovely Mosscreek Manor, very little has changed; Cal just can’t seem to keep her away from her inclination to innocently make disastrous and sometimes hysterically funny decisions.