Beth Murphy lives in a garden apartment complex in New Jersey with her husband. A neighbor comes to her door. He complains that there is no heat in their building. Beth decides to do more than complain. Soon she is pulling together a meeting. The tenants are upset over the ill-tempered superintendent who rarely makes those much needed repairs. One tenant speaks of a murder in the complex. Mrs. Mary Gilligan, the nice old lady who planted flowers, has disappeared. Fear lingers as the tenants discuss how to contact the landlord. They soon face one obstacle after another. All the time worrying: Did the superintendent commit murder? Would he do it again if he became enraged?