A Bad Hair Day Mystery
Savvy hairstylist and amateur sleuth Marla Vail enters a charity bake-off contest at a fall festival, then joins a scavenger hunt where people playing character roles are the targets. Instead of scoring points with a live person, she finds a dead body planted face-down in the strawberry field. Who would want to cut short the life of food magazine publisher and fellow bake-off contestant Francine Dodger? Marla investigates, and finds no shortage of suspects. There's a celebrity TV chef, a food critic, an olive oil importer, a food truck owner, a pastry chef, and a cookbook author who may be stirring up more than a recipe.