A fatal car accident.
A picturesque weekend-getaway town threatened.
Melody's first autumn trip to Apple Haven goes from serene to disturbing as she witnesses a fatal car accident and unexpected fire. An arsonist is running rampant, lighting the fires of multiple properties of Apple Haven and no one seems to know who it is or why they are doing it.
Irma Callahan, the manager at Tree Top Orchards hears of Melody's sleuthing and calls her for help, shoving several threatening letters addressed to Eric Beaumont, the handsome, but brooding boss, into Melody's hands.
Trying to find out who is behind the attacks on Apple Haven is no small task. The residents are as quiet as the town they live in. Eric Beaumont refuses to ask the police for help and he pushes Melody away every time she approaches him. Genevieve Leporp, the survivor of the car crash lies to the police and isolates herself from nearly everyone. Even Irma, the manager who first reached out to Melody, begins to withdraw in her support and help.
Threatening letters begin to come Melody's way as she searches out the attackers on Apple Haven. Instead of fighting to beat the deadline for her next cookbook, she's fighting a mysterious arsonist and the threat of ruin looming over the town.
Melody Note once again jumps in to solve the mystery, but not without the help of her Friday Night Dinner Club friends and the very attractive -and attentive- Detective MacKenzie.