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Publisher's Summary

Hannah Swensen has her hands full teaching a cooking class and running her bakery, The Cookie Jar. But when her brother-in-law is named the primary suspect in a murder, she makes time to sniff around for the killer.
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©2004 Joanne Fluke (P)2004 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"[A] delightful sleuth." ( Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Fudge Cupcake Murder

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Watch out for the recipe

I've enjoyed all the Hannah books I've read/listened to. The narrator does a good job with the voices. I wish they had added a note that the last recipe (for fudge cupcakes) had an error. It is corrected during the story in the next book, but that was too late for me. I had cupcake batter ALL over my oven. The recipe called for baking SODA instead of baking POWDER. Beware all recipe testers!

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Omg

I really love these books and the suspense that goes along with it when Hannah gets herself into trouble.

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Great Book

Enjoyed this book very much. This was one they turned into a movie "Murder She Baked: Just Desserts" on the Hallmark Movie and Mystery channel. Loved the movie too. I really love the books they give you more back ground than the 2 hour movie, yet the movie stays close to the book. However, there is a small twist at the end of the book with this one. Nope, no spoiler alert here...you will have to watch the movie and read to book to discover it for yourself.

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used to be one of my favorite series

the main character is a selfish bitch. shes told her two love interest that she isnt ready for a relationship in previous books. but in this book she gets jealous when mike shows interest in another girl? not sure im going to finish the next book

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Cozy mystery

Love this series. Getting to know the characters and what makes them tick. I enjoy all the trouble Hannah and her sister Andrea seem to get themselves in and love triangle Hannah, Norman and Mike.

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Delicious !

This book has everything, romance, murder, cats and family besides delicious recipes for cookies and muffins. Enjoy !

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Hallmark movie/book similar, but book makes sense.

Okay, for those of us who saw the Hallmark movie, Murder, She Baked, we definitely recognize this story plot.
I started listening the Joanne Fluke's books because I could tell parts were missing to the movie plot. And I found that annoying when I can tell there is a hole or gap in the storyline. Well, the book storyline was familiar and it started to make sense as the book plot evolved. Glad it ended where it did. I am enjoying my "listen to" as I am doing other things. These are fun reads with nothing too much to make you think anything crazy.

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Fudge cupcake murder

One of my favorite mystery books by joanna fluke great stories grabs a hold and doesn't let go until the end

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Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe

Great movie on Hallmark based on this book (Fudge Cupcake Murder). The movie was great also.

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light hearted and simple

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 light 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.