Thriller and mystery plots are all around us. Imagine what a good mystery writer could do with something I heard this morning.

The grandmother of a friend died recently and was buried in a family plot in a Mississippi graveyard that was quite old.

During the interment, the gravediggers found another coffin where grandma was supposed to rest. The newly discovered remains had apparently been there for some time, but no records or marker survive to say who it was. Per Mississippi law, the original coffin can’t be removed, and the new remains must be buried over the old.

And so it was….