When the president of Hartland Flour chooses Lake Eden, Minnesota, for the site of its first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. Then a fellow judge is found dead, face-down in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, and all evidence points to the dead man's abused wife. But Hannah's convinced the wife is ...
When the president of Hartland Flour chooses Lake Eden, Minnesota, for the site of its first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. Then a fellow judge is found dead, face-down in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, and all evidence points to the dead man's abused wife. But Hannah's convinced the wife is innocent, and she's determined to find the real killer.
This book was awesome! The killer wouldn't be who you'd expect; until you get a lot more clues. I figured it out. This is the most exciting one I read so far. It doesn't have one, but two murders. It's done by the same person for similar reasons. But the only way they're similar is that the murders are linked. Hannah slips by her own death by less than a hair. Very exciting and it keeps you reading till the end. I'd recommend it to mystery sleuths and thrill lovers.
Mar 24, 2007
This is a really good read
This book is the second on in the Hannah Swensen Murder Mysteries. This book has it all. It leaves you wanting more and more. I couldn't put it down. And with all the Recipies it also leaves you wanting to cook. I can't wait to move on to the next one.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-01-29 Following her successful debut, 2000's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Fluke brings back amateur sleuth and Lake Eden, Minn., bakery owner Hannah Swensen for another delicious adventure. Hannah has the honor of serving as head judge of the first annual Hartland Flour Dessert Bake-off, which she anticipates will be good advertising for her already popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. Then one of the judges, high school basketball coach Boyd Watson, is found dead, face down in Hannah's strawberry shortcake, and suspicion falls on Watson's abused wife, Danielle. Determined to prove Danielle's innocence, Hannah ignores the warnings of romantic interest Mike Kingston, the supervisor of detectives at the Winnetka County sheriff's station, not to get involved. Tempting descriptions of meals served at the local establishments, mouth-watering recipes and a warm family of characters ward off the vividly depicted bitter chill of a Minnesota winter. While the other characters tend to be stereotypical, Hannah is a believable, down-to-earth protagonist who can't function without her morning coffee, justifies her passion for chocolate as a biological need for endorphins and deals with a matchmaking mother and a needy sister with understanding and humor. Add the ingredients of a cleverly crafted mystery and a realistic portrayal of smalltown life, and you have a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied... but hungry for more. (Mar. 12) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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