Waverley Vandergard is slowly realising that her life is a spectacular mess. Her career as a famous TV actress has been over for nearly a decade, forcing her to scrape a living acting in mediocre mystery plays.
Her agent barely calls, she has no money and no friends. She is cantankerous, rude, angry, and resigned to a future of penury and death.
Just as Waverley is ready to give up, the introduction of a new manager and a new opportunity on a celebrity cooking show breathes new life into Waverley’s career and sense of worth.
However, all is not as it seems and before long events take a dark turn. A despicable death and a detective inspector that hates her guts leaves Waverley needing to use her vast experience of murder mystery plots to solve a perplexing riddle and to stay out of jail.