Lula has witnessed a murder. She is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She watches as celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, gets his head chopped off. Now the two guys who did it are out to silence her. Lula decides to enter the Barbecue Cook-Off contest and try to find the killers before they find her. She enlists the help of Stephanie, Connie and Grandma Mazur. Of course none of them now the first thing about barbecue except how to eat it.
Stephanie has her own problems. Her on again off again relationship with Morelli is off again and she has agreed to assist Ranger on a side job. Ranger thinks someone in his security company is ripping off his clients. So Stephanie is undercover trying to find the mole. And with Lula staying at her house so the killers don’t find her, Stephanie is staying in Ranger’s bed. As much as she wants him, she won’t give in because she has decided she is off men. But boy is he tempting!
Lula gets some assistants from a cross dressing fireman on how to barbecue. But not before Lula and Grandma start a fire, give everyone diarrhea, and burn down a tree. When the big day arrives you know a disaster is just waiting to happen. But you don’t expect Stephanie to be dressed up as a hot dog!
Hilarious! That is all that needs to be said. Now I will try to wait patiently for the next Between the Numbers book and the next full length Stephanie Plum book!