To celebrate a significant wedding anniversary, amateur sleuth/caterer Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, are off to Italy for a vacation filled with exquisite indulgences. The plan is to spend a romantic weekend in Rome, before heading to Florence to visit Faith's former assistant Francesca at her new cooking school. But a dark shadow clouds joy when a new acquaintance, the British travel writer Freddie Ives they met at their hotel, is murdered in the Eternal City almost right before the Fairchilds' eyes Familiar faces from Rome appear in Tuscany. Coincidence? And someone seems intent on sabotaging Francescaa s new business. Faith struggles to follow a trail more twisting than fusili and ends up putting both herself and her husband in peril.