In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders....
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare....
In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer....
The streets of Stoneham, New Hampsire are lined with bookstores and paved with murder....
CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana....
Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but lovable Jack Russell terrier is scattering crumbs....
In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store - Coffee, Books, and More - open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder....
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs....
As Molly digs beneath the genteel surface of antiques and collectibles, she finds a world filled with backstabbing and competition....
Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight....
Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz....
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The last thing Maura Thomas remembers before her car careened over an embankment is having dinner with her college roommate - over 20 years ago....
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.
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.
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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
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
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!
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!
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?!
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.
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.
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?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I love audible books especially due to major eye problems the last few years. This book had a good story but listending to recipes was too much and I quit about a third of the way thru. I did buy the Kindle edition and did fine with that.. I can go back and copy what recipes I want. I am a recipe collector so it is not that I don't like to bake.
What was most disappointing about Joanne Fluke’s story?
The story was fine but lost interest during narration of the recipes. The ending was odd - it did leave some loose ends that could have been tied up.
What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?
Ms Toren was fun to listen to and she could make all the characters voices unique in reading.
Could you see Devil’s Food Cake Murder being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No opinion about an actor but would watch the show.
Any additional comments?
I was going to order other audio books by Joanne Fluke but think I will see if I can get to read easier and go the book/Kindle route. I will hopefull be able to return this book.