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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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.
I like culinary mysteries. That is how I got started. I also like fiction.
Why not Hannah?
When Hannah shows how unselfish she is by trying to save Dr. Bev.
When Moishe saves Hannah and Barbara from the white monster.
When Dolores and Doc announce that they will be getting married.
Enough already. Hannah needs to get engaged to Norman. She can finally see that Mike takes her for granted. Norman truly loves her and she loves him. Please move this relationship along.
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.
It seemed like Hannah and the rest of the Lake Eden were a little off in the last few books, but all is well with this. The plot is good. The murder victim is one that I am glad won''t be coming back in later books. And, the recipes are ones that I really do want to try.
I'm for Norman. I want to see Hannah get together with Norman.
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.
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.
If you are at all into food, and like the idea of fiction food novels, then you will be hooked by the Hannah Swenson Murder series. I recommend starting at the beginning, but anywhere will do. Even if you are not into murder mysteries, which I definitely was not, you will fall in love with the characters and stories crafted intricately into the series.
The whole scene of Dr. Bev's death remains in my mind, as it has been foreshadowed in several of the previous editions, and anyone who likes Hannah as a character probably wants to see Bev killed. Marriage for Hannah would probably be the only thing to top that... and I hope to see that come soon!
It's hard to pick out the voice of a specific character in my mind, even though I've already listened to the book at least three times, but I'd probably say Dr. Bev, again. She is such a creep and a slink, and that comes across well in the recording.
Yes. I try to limit it to 15 or 30 minutes while I'm falling asleep, but I find myself restarting that recording once my iHome goes to sleep, or listening as I'm getting dressed, riding the bus, and going about every part of my day, whether I like it or not. I hope the next one will be out very soon!
Please be speedy with coming out with the next addition! I really want to listen to the next one now... the only thing that might stop me is the price. Too bad you can't get two for one credit. Just a busy but book-loving college student speaking...
The story was slow moving and I'm getting a little 'over' the Mike and Norman thing, just too unrealistic and with each book gets even more unrealistic. I always get the urge to bake when listening to this series, my husband loves it. : )
I do like the 'cozy' feel of these books. That said, my 13 year old niece loves this series but I wouldn't want her listening to this particular one because of some sexual innuendo (which really surprised me).
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