Literary caterer Letitia 'Tish' Tarragon fights to save her reputation and catch a killer when a murder occurs during a fundraising dinner for the local library. Letitia 'Tish' Tarragon has just moved to Hobson Glen and opened a new restaurant and catering business, Cookin' the Books Cafe. So when her new landlord, Schulyer Thompson, recommends her to Binnie Broderick, the executive director of the local library, Tish is delighted. Binnie needs a last-minute caterer to create a literary inspired three-course dinner for the library's annual fundraiser, one of the highlights of Hobson Glen's social season. But there's a problem: Binnie Broderick is a notoriously difficult woman to please. And when she chokes to death from arsenic poisoning after dousing her main course in hot sauce, Tish suddenly finds herself fighting to save her business - and her reputation. It seems that very few of Hobson Glen's residents escaped Binnie's disapproval. But who would want her dead, and why?