Жизнь владелицы кафе Ханны Свенсен полна противоречий. За ее сердце борются двое мужчин, но пока она делит кров со своенравным котом. Она печет потрясающее печенье, но сидит на диете. У нее самая мирная профессия, но отнюдь не безопасное хобби: эта милая рыжеволосая любительница головоломок лихо расследует загадочные преступления. В городке происходит кровавое убийство, а в доме жертвы находят один из кулинарных шедевров Ханны, и, чтобы спать спокойно, Ханне приходится распутать загадку.
Кто сказал, что выпечка и детектив несовместимы? В романе Джоанны Флюк найдется место и приключениям, и рецептам.
Hannah Swensen and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, bask in the glow of Hollywood glamour when Main Street becomes a movie set. And although tensions simmer as the cameras roll, no one expects the action to turn deadly... until it's too late.... There's no such thing as privacy in Lake Eden, but Hannah never thought things would go this far. Everyone has been telling her what to do ever since she got not one but two marriage proposals. The votes are evenly divided between Detective Mike Kingston and town dentist Norman Rhodes. Movie mania takes over and Lake Eden locals turn into Hollywood wannabees. Even Hannah's cat wants a shot at stardom! Hannah's marriage dilemma becomes more complicated as she re-meets producer Jeffrey Barton, an old college crush who is now handsome, famous, and single. The Cookie Jar serves as snack central with Main Street rented out for the week and Hannah stirs up fresh gossip as she caters to Jeff, whipping up treats for cast and crew, including demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite -- cherry cheesecake. Everything's on schedule until Dean demonstrates a suicide scene with a prop gun that turns lethal. Now there's a real body on the set and Hannah's on the case in a flash. There are plenty of suspects to go around, starting with lead actress Lynne Larchmont -- one of a slew of female visitors to Dean's trailer -- whose husband, Tom, is financing the film. Then there's Tom Larchmont himself, forty years his wife's senior, and smitten enough to be motivated by jealousy. Ross Barton was constantly keeping Dean out of trouble... could he have had enough? Lake Eden local Winnie Henderson publicly threatened to kill Dean if he moved the statue her brother sculpted because it was blocking his shot. And what about male star Burke Anson? He'd argued with Dean about something mysterious the morning of the murder. As filming continues, Hannah sifts through the clues, hoping against hope that the person responsible for Dean's death is half-baked enough to have made a mistake. When it happens, Hannah intends be there -- ready to rewrite a killer's lethal script with the kind of quirky ending that can only happen in Lake Eden.