When murder is on the menu during the Bookish Cook-Off competition, a blend of the literary and culinary, Jane Steward, the owner of Storyton Hall, must page through the clues to catch a killer.
Virginia is for lovers–and Storyton Hall is its best vacation spot for lovers of books. The big event this summer at Jane Steward’s resort is A Bookish Cook-Off. It’s a blend of the literary and the culinary–but someone’s headed for the mortuary…
Six chefs are preparing to compete in an outdoor tent at Storyton Hall for prizes that will boost their careers–but is there someone who can’t stand the heat? It looks that way when one of the contestants is found dead in a pantry packed with two centuries’ worth of cookbooks, among other treasures and rarities.
Could there be a connection to other recent events in town, like tampering with the costume of a local mascot? Jane isn’t sure, but after someone serves a second course of murder, the kitchen must be closed and the killer must be found…