Cabot Cove, Maine is a quiet little community—perhaps too quiet. Although the town profits from the lobster trade, tourists avoid the main street shopping district. The First Annual Cabot Cove Lobster Festival promises to change all that, with a three-day celebration featuring a craft fair, a beauty pageant, and a feast provided by the town’s lobstermen. Mystery author Jessica Fletcher will also be contributing to the affair by penning a feature article about lobstermen for the local newspaper.
But Jessica finds that the lobstermen are a tight-lipped group when it comes to their business. Their arrangement with the town to provide enough lobsters for the festival has caused dissension in their ranks. And when Jessica discovers that one of them has been murdered, she must outwit a killer before she becomes the next catch of the day…
Signet, April 2005