What is going on in Dooleysburg, PA? Step inside Fire in the Henhouse for a rollercoaster ride full of local celebrities like the town mascot, a cross-dressing car dealer and the police chief who had to get his own juvenile record expunged. When widowed Maggie Rifkin returns here with her fourteen-year-old son and her New York attitude, she only wants to leave her past behind. But even a town where friendships ignore racial boundaries and sexual eccentricities are a family business isn’t safe from fate. When sudden tragedy strikes, the thread of destruction might well unravel all the way back to Maggie’s childhood secret.