New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke’s cozy mysteries grow in popularity with each new series entry.
One summer in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen attends the grand opening of a newly refurbished hotel, where her famous red velvet cupcakes will be served in the new Red Velvet lounge. But when a party guest falls from the hotel roof, festivities come to a screeching halt - and Hannah becomes the surprising target of a murder investigation.
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No...because of the receipes..i want them...in my catalog
I love Suzanne Toren as a narrator...she makes the story better. I also listened to her with the Team of rivals Lincoln story...and that's when i became a follower.
The receipes were a bonus this is my first Joanne Fluke, I commute and i just wanted something easy to listen to...and this was just perfect.
Loved the recipes!
This one is par for the course, decent plot but the voices were whiney and EXTREMELY annoying.
There was no way i could listen to this all the way through without breaks.
Since it seems like there are fewer and fewer books being written that are fun to listen to with my family, I'd have to rate this one in the top 10%. There are no groundbreaking fictional landmarks but it is fun, the characters are engaging and I usually am wrong about who "done it"
Doctor Bev comes back to town…. Was hoping she'd never show her face in Lake Eden again!!
Hannah and Norman
Red Velvet Cake - it's a killer….
I love the recipes in this book and since I usually buy them as audiobooks and do not have the written version, I was happy to find there are websites where you can find most if not all of the recipes!! I am happy because then I can copy them into Mac Gourmet easily!! Bwahahahaha
I love JoAnne Fluke. These books are like taking a trip back to my favorite small town USA
the characters are so awesome and she puts a new spin on it every time. I wish Hannah would go ahead a marry Norman though. I really hated Dr Bevn this book- great villain. It just was a great book and a must read in the series.
I do not like that the recipes have been left in the middle of the books. When I listen to the Goldy Bear mysteries they have moved all the recipes to the end of the recording so it doesn't break up the stories.
This is an "easy listen" cozy mystery. I'm not a baker, so the recipes don't interest me. However, the food described sounds very tasty. I find it's best to listen to books in this series on a full stomach so I can more easily resist the temptation to snack while I'm listening.
Early in the book I correctly guessed where the final confrontation between Hannah and the killer would take place. However, I didn't guess who the killer was until that final confrontation took place.
For me, much of the charm of these books comes from the characters and the setting.
This is a gently paced cozy. There is no explicit violence or language.
Narrator Suzanne Toren has a pleasant, clear speaking voice.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
This is not my normal cup of tea but it was on special so i took a chance. The recipes at the end of each chapter destroy the flow and should be at the end of the book in the audio version of such books in my opinion.
The author may know cooking but unless building regulations and occupancy rules are different in the US, she knows Nada about building codes etc so you have to take the parts of the book that take part in the newly refurbished building with a giant block of rock salt and throw what you know about such things out the window
Again assuming the codes for public safety and buildings are roughly the same in the US
No one from the general public would be allowed onto a floor without a fixed unmovable barrier around any exposed perimeter. In fact i doubt if they would have allowed public access to a building for a viewing with a party in the building, at all! in its incomplete state. Normally occupancy or access by the general public would not be allowed unless all safety regulations, fixtures, doors, emergency lighting, balustrades and perimeter fencing/walls had been passed by inspectors and the relevant authorities.
All units, etc refurbished and new would have two fire stairs and they would have emergency lighting both in the stairs and on each level of each floor complete with exits clearly lit and marked. Fire stair doors would be accessible from each floor and the doors at the bottom of the stairs would be unlocked from the inside only to allow access to the street from inside each stairwell. For power failures, Fires etc
In spite of the above its not a bad book even though the Culprit was pretty obvious ( at least to me) from the very beginning of the book and became pretty much set in concrete with a blazing neon sign flashing over the villain well before the end.
Better than a lot of the other books of this type that now appear to have inundated the thriller genre
I still believe that books that contain recipes or patterns, etc between chapters should have such things placed at the end of the book to stop such things breaking the flow of the story when made into an Audio Book.
No it was boring.
Narrator had 2 voices one for men and another for women.
Why do I continue to listen to this?
Definitely not Joanne Fluke and a big maybe to Suzanne Toren.. I can't decide if the narrator made the book bad or the book made the narrator bad, but the combination is a snooze.
Not necessarily the genre, but definitely this author.
Maybe - something by a different author.
Hard to tell because the plot moved so slowly there weren't many scenes in the half that I read.
I bought this as a daily special, and I got what I paid for.
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