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.