The tour bus carrying the Cinnamon Roll Six overturns, sending the band members to the hospital--and the keyboard player to a bizarre and untimely death. Soon Hannah discovers the victim's surprising secret--and becomes determined to bring the killer to justice.
When domestically challenged Hazel Marie is forced to take over the care of her household in the wake of a housekeeper's injury, Miss Julia rallies the ladies of Abbotsville to provide cooking lessons only to confront Hazel Marie's reprobate uncle, who harbors a suspicious agenda.
The big event this summer at Jane Steward's resort is A Bookish Cook-Off. Six chefs are preparing to compete in an outdoor tent at Storyton Hall to 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. 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.
Recently divorced, Grace D'Angelo has moved from her Midwestern roots to Los Angeles with her daughter in an attempt to start over. But Grace's best friend Leeza is dying of cancer back in New London, Wisconsin, and when Leeza succumbs to the illness. The ghosts of Grace's past and present converge at Leeza's funeral.