After attending a conference in New Orleans, Jessica
Fletcher can't resist staying an extra week for the
jazz festival. In her short time there, she gets a chance
to sample everything the city has to offer, its
food, its wonderful music, and of course, its unique
of murder and corruption.
Music critic Wayne Copely is desperately searching for
fabled recordings of New Orleans jazz legend Little Red
LeCoeur. But when he hears that his old friend Jessica
Fletcher is in town, he's more than happy to take a break
from work and give her an insider's view of the festival.
unfortunately, her jazz lesson and his search are cut
tragically short when he turns up dead next to the grave
of an old voodoo queen. And when the cops pass off the
bizarre event as a mere "accidental death,: it's up to
Jessica to get to the bottom of it.