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.