When a bestselling novelist falls face-down dead into
Magdalena Yoder's prize-winning apple pie during the
village of Hernia's 110th Annual Festival of Pies, there is
no shortage of suspects in the subsequent murder
investigation. A former guest at Magdalena's PennDutch Inn,
the author had made many enemies on publication of her
subsequent tell-all book, exposing the faults and foibles
of members of the local Amish/Mennonite community, and
mocking their way of life. But who was enraged enough to
want to poison the acid-tongued writer?
Hopelessly out of his depth, Hernia's inexperienced young
Chief of Police requests Magdalena's help in uncovering the
answer. As she sets about questioning her friends and
neighbors, Magdalena discovers that more than one villager
has a secret to hide.