It's the most wonderful time of the year in Christmas River, and pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters has everything to look forward to this holiday season. She's celebrating her one-year wedding anniversary with Sheriff Daniel Brightman, her best friend's getting hitched, and she's making a triumphant return to the annual Gingerbread Junction Competition. Things are merry and bright everywhere Cinnamon looks.
But then the cookie dough hits the fan. A new pie shop moves in across the street, and Cinnamon starts losing customers faster than Santa can inhale a plate of cookies. In addition, strange things are starting to happen around town. And when these mischievous occurrences hit a little too close to home, Cinnamon finds herself in the center of a mystery that appears to have no answer. Can Cinnamon and Daniel get to the bottom of the sinister deeds? Or will Christmas go to the dogs this year?