Chili Cook-Off Mysteries

Maxie Pierce has seen it all, done it all, and is pretty much sick of it all, too. After her hotter than a habanero boyfriend ruins her credit and cleans out her bank account, she's all too eager to get out of Chicago. Too bad it doesn't happen under better circumstances. Maxie's father is missing and Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, have been summoned to take over Texas Jack Pierce's Hot-Cha Chili Seasoning Palace as it travels the chili cook-off circuit.

Maxie sees this as the perfect opportunity to search for clues as to what happened to Jack, even if it means donning the Chili Chick costume every day and dancing in front of the Palace to attract customers. And Sylvia? What her self-centered, too-annoying-for-words half-sister is doing there, Maxie can't imagine, but if they can ever stop their squabbling, she intends to find out.