Bo Dixon is getting desperate as all his diner customers, even sheriff Tupper and his former waitress Cornelia, desert to the Joshua Peabody Inn on the Interstate. When he checks out the competition during breakfast and sees the owner, Floyd Nelson, arguing with the chef, Alan Dupree. Then there are several cases of what appears to be food poisoning and the death of Betty Fiddler. Due to the number of cases, Dr. Seth Hazlitt calls in health inspector Margo Perry and Jessica looks into the possibility of murder. The only missing item is a jar of old Mrs. Fairley's strawberry preserves. Jessica unmasks Dupree as a fake cordon bleu and Harrison as Betty Fiddler's adulterous lover, but also doubts the intended victim and ties up more minute observations.
Did You Know?
The politician threatens that Mr. Hawthorne is getting "dangerously close to libel" for accusing the politician of being "crooked", Libel is a charge for false written statements. If anything, Hawthorne would be guilty of slander, but as he correctly points out, only if his statements are false. See more
Although Cornelia is supposed to be a longtime resident of Cabot Cove and seems to be familiar with Dr. Hazlitt, she mispronounces his last name. See more
Sheriff Amos Tupper
Bo. Nice seeing you.
Uh, where you been? I, uh, haven't seen you for breakfast anymore.
References Peyton Place
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