It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body - a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning?
Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested. . .for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust - and get herself to the church on time. . .
©2014 H.L. Swensen, Inc. (P)2014 Recorded Books
I love Christian fiction and cozy mysteries. I'm blind now, so I listen to all my books.
Yes, these are such fun, lighthearted books.
I love all the characters in this series. The mystery keeps you guessing. There are moments that just make you smile or laugh out loud. The recipes are nice too.
Love books and always looking for something new to read.
This book was not just exciting, but also gives you fun ways to make different foods.
Hannah is always been my favorite. Just like her spirit.
Love a reader that does different voices and also can have some excitement in their voice when needed.
The way the ending turns out. Always lots of twists and turns that work out in the end.
I have almost read every one of these books in the series. The best part of the books, besides the great story, is the recipes. We have had fun making the recipes and I think that is part of the reason that I keep going back to read another one.
Finish story lines. The book ended abruptly with two or three issues hanging.
Finish the story lines. Have a decision made between Mike and Norm for goodness sake. It is becoming a joke.
I enjoy the narration although I think Suzanne's narration depicts Hannah as being too old.
A little disappointment.
I listened to this book while I was in rehab recovering from knee replacement surgery. It was a great choice for the occasion.
This is a typical entry in this series. If you've enjoyed other Hannah Swenson books, you'll probably enjoy this one.
I wanted a book tht would be entertaining and distracting and this book was a good choice.
This book includes recipes. I'm not a baker, so I wasn't interested in the receipes. The recipes are located at the end of chapters, so it's easy to skip them.
This series takes place in a small Minnesota town. There is no explicit violence or sex and no grahpic language.
New Blues Gal
Joanne Fluke's books are always enjoyable! Like to listen to her after a heavy book as her's are always light hearted and fun! Love the recipes as well!
Not really Tood. Todd's Wife Jean.
I was bored by this book. To much eating and drinking, not enough mystery. The character's were undefined. If I hadn't read the first few books in the series I would not have known who these people were, beyond their name, occupation and marital status.
I don't know
Some of Joanne Fluke's books are a bit more mysterious.
The story just abruptly stopped with no proper ending. It leaves the reader wondering what happens regarding the events happening in the book. Also, it is time for the long, drawn out love triangle to end!
Maybe, but I will wait for the reviews first. I think she has run out of ideas on this storyline.
These characters have become so boring and tedious and the love triangle so ridiculous. It is time for the author to wrap up the story and start something new. Also, the recipes would be better put at the end of the book instead of breaking up the story. And stop talking down to me so much in the recipes.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
If the plot had been more complex and the dialogues more interesting and witty.
It could have been more humorous. Her earlier books captured me mostly because of the humor, but this one was simply boring. I did not finish it. I had no cause to contnue listening
The narration was as flat as this mystery. The voice did not lilt or have depth. It was a boring voice.
I would have added plot twists and humor. It has become a big bore that the two men are so content with vying for the one woman. Let them have an orgy or something!
I won't buy her next book, that is for sure. I miss the earlier ones.
How about adding some more of Jo Dereske? You only have one and she is a master at dry humor and understated wit.
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