Alice McDoughall enjoys her quiet life in California wine country. She loves mysteries too, but thinks real sleuthing is best left to the professionals. So imagine her shock when she comes to the defense of her best friend, Lorenza, whose organic restaurant The Lovage is threatened when obnoxious food critic Arthur Peters drops dead while dining in her establishment.
Before the police turn their suspicions toward Lorenza, Alice knows she must take matters into her own hands and find the real culprit. And as she discovers more and more about the murdered critic, she finds herself with an abundance of suspects ... and one potential love interest. But will a killer try to pierce her heart before her lover can?