Romance novelist Elspeth grey hates mysteries. not only real-life ones, however the sort with smoking weapons, chalk outlines, and Prof Plum within the library with the lead pipe. fortunately, her photo ideal New England domestic city of All Hallows doesn’t look the main most likely position to discover lots of these, so Elspeth can be in a position to get on along with her most up-to-date novel with no a person checking out that the ‘Queen of Dessert Romances’ is in widespread chance of burning her personal kitchen down.
Until, that's, a lifeless physique turns up at her booklet signing, conscientiously prepared to offer an observant detective lots of not-so-subtle clues. after which a pair extra stick to, till All Hallows starts to seem just like the set of an Agatha Christie dramatisation.
Persuaded and bullied via her clue- and sleuth-mad ally Julia (who bases her crime-solving recommendations on detectives who're (a) fictional, and (b) cats), can Elspeth locate the assassin, fend off the unwelcome attentions of her ex-husband and convince her agent that she isn't the stuff of which secret novelists are made?