About the book
Lizzie Mast was the world's worst cook—there's little doubt about that in the quiet town of Hernia, Pennsylvania. But now someone has gone and killed her with a bad batch of crepes. Some folks believe her desserts are just, but not Magdalena. So while the local police chief, Melvin Stoltzfus, is busy running his political campaign, newly "deputized" Magdalena agrees to take charge of the investigation.
Meanwhile, the PennDutch Inn is awash in new guests, from a big-boned gym teacher to a snooty Hollywood couple, eager for an authentic Amish experience and driving cook Freni Hostetler to the breaking point. But is helping solve a crime part of the cultural package? Suddenly, Magdalena's questions have angered the wrong person, and she finds herself at the mercy of a very determined killer.
I really want to like this series. I think at times they are a bit "out there" and to much repeating of basic facts from book to book. In time I will look for the next one in the series.