Isabelle (Betts) Winston and her grandmother, Gram run a country cooking school in the historic western town of Broken Rope, Missouri. Tourism is the number one industry in Broken Rope. Second, to the Winston family is talking with ghosts in their town. Yes, Betts and Gram are able to communicate with residents of their local graveyard.
Jake, Betts best friend, and portrayor of the Sheriff of Broken Rope telephones Betts and Gram and asks for their help in housing a bus load of retired folks that are foodies. Reluctantly, the Winstons agree. That is until three of the members of the bus go missing.
One member is found dead with a noose around his neck in front of Jake's fake Sheriff's office. Betts joins Jake is trying to solve this mystery. Meanwhile another crime is under scrutiny, that of Sally Swarthmore and the killing of her parents a mere hundred years ago.
Betts is back and forth with both cases and with the help of her friends and family she just may discover the truth of both crimes.
Delightful story and characters with the bonus of delicious potato themed recipes. I truly enjoyed this novel.