"Disaster strikes a mere week before the Hemlock Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Finger Lakes Autumn Fete when the festival's chairwoman--the redoubtable Adela Henry--gives up her job in a huff. Who's going to judge the justly renowned Jell-O architecture contest? Or stop the members of the Craft Guild from sabatoging their rivals, the Crafty Ladies? More to the point, who's got the tact, diplomacy, and iron will necessary to organize the booths and settle quarrels over the programming? Hemlock's mayor hopes to assure the fete's success when he recruits professional organizer Linda Connelly and her staff to take over Adela's duties. But when Connelly's body turns up in the trunk of a used car at Peterson's Automotive, Meg and Sarah are back in the detecting business..."--P.  of cover.