Devious maids -- in beverly hills, whoever "has the dirt" holds the power. In some of the city's wealthiest families, that power belongs to a close-knit group of maids who have ambition and dreams of their own. the maids are brought together by their jobs, life struggles and the upstairs-downstairs universe of their employers. Rosie, who left mexico after her husband's death, works for a pair of self-absorbed actors; aspiring singer carmen hopes that her pop-star employer can help get her career off the ground, but her boss, odessa, will do whatever it takes to stand in her way; and zoila works beside her teenage daughter, valentina, for an emotionally unstable woman. the maids -- along with newcomer marisol -- turn to one another for support when fellow maid flora is murdered in her employers' home. Then a loved one gets wrapped up in the murder, and marisol searches for the truth.