(From the publisher):
It’s a five-alarm frenzy as Magdalena Yoder and the rest of the congregation of the Beechy Grove Mennonite Church get ready for the annual chili supper cook-off. But just when the devout diners sit down to eat, beloved Reverend Schrock falls face down into a pot of the savory stew. It seems someone slipped some peanut butter into the chili, knowing full well that the good Reverend was deathly allergic to peanuts.
At the request of the weeping widow, Magdalena agrees to investigate. But once she begins to look into the victim’s death — and life — she discovers that Schrock wasn’t as well liked as she’d thought. There’s more than one person with reason to want him dead, including the serial monogamist with a grudge and the man who spent seven years in jail after the reverend testified against him in court. As more foibles and squabbles amass, Magdalena struggles to find the truth amidst evidence that is becoming a full-out assault on the senses...
Original title: Assault and Pepper
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Cozy Mysteries