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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke will leave listeners hungry for more with this, her best recipe for murder yet. Devil’s Food Cake Murder finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil’s food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend—particularly a dead one.

©2011 Joanne Fluke (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    5 out of 5 stars

Now thats what I call a cliffhanger ending!

I just finished this book and wow. What an ending! I can't until the next one!

The book has the same familiar light and fluffy feeling of the other books.

The narrator is the same and does her always fantastic job.

Overall, if you are a fan of the Hannah Swensen books this is a must! The ending might change everything in the future for Hannah.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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My ears are still bleeding.

What would have made Devil’s Food Cake Murder better?

An actual story.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything but something by this author.

What aspect of Suzanne Toren’s performance would you have changed?

I cannot blame the reader. She did the best she could, given the source material.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Devil’s Food Cake Murder?

Everything except the recipes; but especially the horribly contrived chapter on gun rights.

Any additional comments?

I couldn't believe it when I found out that the author has a whole series of these horrible pieces of drivel. She actually managed to throw in a chapter on gun rights along with her religious overtones and wildly predictable "mystery". I was on a road trip across the country with my wife so our mutual mocking of this horrendous piece of crap helped pass the time. Now I understand why it was on sale for 4 bucks.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Nikki
  • Fayetteville, NC, United States
  • 06-09-11

Yummy!

An all around enjoyable book, and if you make any of the recipes, do yourself a favor and make the Chocolate Euphoria Cookie Bars. They're sinfully good :-D

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I'm a fan of the series but.....

Hannah's incessant musings about her love life are wearing thin. The mysteries are also getting more routine.

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    3 out of 5 stars

Too many recipes!

I like all of her books so far but yes one way many recipes. You lose the story line with so many interruptions. I like a receipt now and again BUT jeesh!

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Wowser ending!

The truth to Norman's odd behavior comes out! If you've been listening to this whole series like I have, make sure to listen clear through. I almost went to the next book with 5 minutes left thinking they were recipes from the book launch party (I always go back and look them up later...Lol!) and you'll miss a whopper if you do!

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    3 out of 5 stars

Hannah Needs to Pick a Man Already!

This plot is dragging this love story to death. Hannah is irritating. Does she think she's the only one that can date 2 people at once?! Mike and Norman should move on already. She's too finicky and indecisive. Let's move this story on please?!

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Enjoyed the mystery and performance

We needed a story during our long drives for the holidays, this murder mystery with all of the recipes was an excellent choice. Now that we know the authors style we look forward to more murder mystery's and recipes.

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Wow

This was amazing, especially with the audio. I loved the book but this was even better. I spent most of the book either wanting to cry or wanting to hurt Norman for being so trusting and secretive. And the ending, well lets just say I am on to the next book.

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Worst ending ever!!!

What disappointed you about Devil’s Food Cake Murder?

The ending is awful. I was very disappointed with Norman. He is usually a stand up guy who is perfect for Hannah. He could have handled this much better.

What could Joanne Fluke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I am tired of Hannah wavering between Mike and Norman. It's time to make up her mind! Mike will always be a cheater and Norman will always be loyal to Hannah. Please stop the wavering.

Which character – as performed by Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

Grandma Knoutson

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No