Brooklyn and her hunky new husband, Derek, are excited to be guests at Dharma’s first annual book festival. The entire town is involved, and Brooklyn’s mom, Rebecca, is taking charge. In addition to all of her other event-related duties, she’s got Brooklyn doing rare-book appraisals and is also staging Little Women, a musical to delight the festival-goers. If that wasn’t enough, she and Meg - Derek’s mom - will have a booth where they read palms and tarot cards.
Brooklyn couldn’t be more proud of her mom’s do-it-all attitude, so when a greedy local businessman who seems intent on destroying Dharma starts harassing Rebecca, Brooklyn is ready to take him down. Rebecca is able to hold her own with the nasty jerk until one of her fellow festival committee members is brutally murdered and the money for the festival seems to have vanished into thin air.
Things get even more personal when one of Brooklyn’s nearest and dearest is nearly run down in cold blood. Brooklyn and Derek go into attack mode, and the pressure is on to catch a spineless killer before they find themselves skipping the festival for a funeral.