A spinster's racy novel has characters who seem all too familiar to the real-life citizens in her small town, including a doctor charged with murdering a minister in a failed attempt on the author herself.
Mark's old friend, singer Danielle Marsh, visits and begins exhibiting erratic behavior while dodging attempts on her life. Mark attempts to fight through Marsh's defensive barriers to help his friend.
When a cop is brought in wounded, Jesse patches her up and dates her, but as Amanda finds and brings her out, she sets him up for a staged scary ride. Alex reunites with an old flame, who had connections to a well-known call girl.
With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, and one of the owners is found dead, Hannah is determined to prove she isn't guilty.