The residents of Lake Eden, Minn., are aflutter as Hollywood casts its eye -- and a movie -- on their little town. Hannah Swenson and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, are front and center, providing goodies to the cast and crew, including demanding bad-boy director Dean Lawrence. And Hannah rekindles an old flame with the movie's gorgeous producer -- much to the dismay of her two Lake Eden suitors, town dentist Norman Rhodes and detective Mike Kingston.

When Dean is killed on the set, Hannah's on the case, trying to find out whodunit. The actor who argued with Dean? The film's moneyman, who suspects Dean of sleeping with his much younger wife? Dean's pretty wife, who's tired of his sleeping around? Or local Winnie Henderson, who was ticked because Dean wanted to move the statue her brother sculpted because it was blocking his shot?

All of Lake Eden's warmly eccentric characters return for a starring role in another delightful and funny installment of Fluke's series that boasts small-town charm and 12 new recipes. (Mar., 356 pp., $22.00)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper