When the world's finest restaurateurs needs assistance designing their menus, they know they can rely on the Gourmet Detective's discriminating palate to get the job done. But every time he settles down to sample the fruit of his labor, somebody turns up dead. This time around, a family of eccentrically dysfunctional British aristocrats have hired the sleuth for their medieval-themed banquet ball. Before he gets a chance to tear into the exquisite pheasant recipe he's discovered, the Gourmet Detective witnesses a professional joust re-enactor's goose getting cooked. Now the detective faces a problem even more pressing than his empty stomach: he's the prime suspect in a murder investigation!