I love cozy mysteries that feature cooks. However, I could not love this book. My life is far from perfect, and I don't know anyone who has a perfec..Show More »t life. There for I could not read about such a person. Her biggest problem is that her mother is a nag. It made no since for her to be involved in solving the problem in the story. Her brother-in-law, a police asked her to nose around an help him get a promotion. He might not need a promotion if Hannah is going to solve the crime. Everyone is thrilled to talk to Hannah and spill all of their secrets. She goes to a casino, and even though she doesn't gamble or even like to gamble, she wins a jackpot. I wish my life could be that easy. I confess I did not finish the book. I could not. I like my mysteries to have realistic characters with realistic lives. This was not one of those books. I will however buy the recipe book that Joanne Fluke is going to put out with recipes from this series.
I mix up my audio books - serious- funny-easy catagories. I lisened to the HELP before this and wanted something not too heavy... This is in the eas..Show More »y & cute catagory. Reminds me of the old Murder She Wrote series on TV when I was a teenager. Narrator was good too..
Good for a simple afternoon when you don't want to think to hard and just want to be entertained. I seem to turn to Joanne Fluke when I need some lig..Show More »ht hearted entertainment. Occasionally books seems very innocent and characters somewhat naive, which is hard to do when the main subject is supposed to be murder but Hanna Swenson just seems to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time all the time. Plus, I always wind up hungry and wanting to bake which I is not like me at all normally. Those recipes sometimes make the book, but sometimes it is tedious having to listen to the narrator give all the variations for a single recipe.
I much prefer Dianne Mott Davidson's food related murder mysteries for cozy reading/listening. I listened to "Peach Cobbler Murder" because I'd exhaus..Show More »ted the above. I was disappointed by the characters, especially. I meant to give this two stars and another one 4 stars, but I cannot take back the mistakenly given stars. On to Jaqueline Winspere, whose Maisie Dobbs mysteries get 5 stars in my book!
This book was really good. I wasn't able to tell with in the first three chapters who the killer was and exactly who died. I only wish she would hur..Show More »ry up and pick which boyfriend she wants to marry. I also wish they would wait and do all of the receipes at the end of the story instead of right after the food was mentioned, But I still love them and I know that the way it is read is the way it is written.
After reading other reviews of this book. I think that the others were perhaps a bit to harsh. I really enjoyed the book. It wasn't deep or particu..Show More »larly earth shattering, however it was a pleasant story and exactly what I was looking for when I downloaded the book. The story was a bit of a cream puff itself. Light and fluffy, with little substance, but delicious for a hot summer afternoon on the beach.
I will agree that the recipes were a little distracting, but it is easy to skip past. Actually I would have liked to have a text file with the book with the said recipes. I don't think the recipes within the book were distracting enough to take away from the overall book! Quit being so snobby, and enjoy light reading for what it is!
As usual I was not disappointed in Ms. Fluke's newest book. Didn't know until the very end who dunnit!! I like her books and the narrater is great. T..Show More »he caracters just get better and better.
Joanne Fluke is one of my favorite mystery authors. My daughter and I have read all her series. I decided to try one of her audio books instead of buy..Show More »ing the hardcover this time. As always, I loved the story and can not wait until her next title comes out to find out more about Hannah Swenson life. I will have to say I found the interruption for the recipes a little annoying as I typically skip over the recipes until I've read the entire story. Afterwards, I go back and look over the recipes. My wish would be to have the recipes in a seperate type file to download.
Don't waste your time or money on this one. So short, and not of the quality of her other work. Then the other two books are not up to the quality of..Show More » Fluke. So sorry I wasted my money and a credit on this book.
I loved listening to this book because: - it picked up right where the last book left off and answered the cliff..Show More »hanger ending - its another good, clean mystery - the narrator did her usual fantastic job - instead of reading the reciepes throughout the book they were saved for the end. This made it easier to listen to and follow. I hope the next books follow this trend.
If you enjoyed Joanne Flukes previous books and you want to know what happens with Norman - this book is a must and it does not dissapoint.