On the extravagant estates of America's affluent, loyal maids and loving nannies do more than just clean, cook, and care for the family. A quietly constant presence in the lives of their wealthy employers, the hired help are in a perfect position to see, hear, and experience the sordid -- and sometimes dangerous -- drama that unfolds behind closed doors. In Murders and Mansions, suspicious staff turn detective, defender, and star witness when faced with deadly dealings that no amount of millions can conceal. Struggling to break the bonds of obedience, they go from unassuming to unstoppable, whether it's a nanny uncovering clues to a murderous marital spat or a private nurse giving everything to protect her wheelchair-bound boss. In the upstairs-downstairs world of the super-rich and super-secretive, these usually peripheral players steal the show, from crime scene to courthouse.