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Publisher's Summary

Popular author Joanne Fluke continues her Hannah Swensen mystery series with this delightful mix of sweets and suspense.

Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bake shop, finds that she spends more time as a sleuth than as a baker. This time she must solve the mystery behind who killed the local drugstore clerk.

Download more of Hannah Swensen's tasty mysteries.
©2003 Joanne Fluke (P)2003 Recorded Books

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Is Hannah supposed to be 80?

I'm in the middle when it comes to this series. I had to check and see when this book was released because Hannah seemed to be very shocked that other characters in the book MIGHT have tattoos, be dating someone outside their race, get drunk, pick up women, or have bling put on their teeth. All of that is offensive or shocking to her but a man having an affair isn't and the fact that she's stringing two dudes along and holding hands with both of them at the same time is okay. To be honest, it kind of grosses me out that she kisses both Mike and Norman. *spoiler* She thinks doesn't want to marry her because shes overweight but it's probably because she can't make up her mind about Mike. Also, so much could be avoided if she got a cell phone.

As for the mystery, the author does a good job of unfolding clues and not adding too much filler like other cozy mystery writers do. I enjoy that aspect of this series.

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Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

These murder mysteries are a delight! They move quickly and are full of quirky interesting characters - I never tire of them.

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  • Charlene
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 02-15-10

A cute cozy

I'm not a fan of cozies, but bought this one at a friend's urging. It is a very typical cozy - a small town (with remarkably high crime rate), an amateur detective, no violence. If you're in to baking, I think you've more than likely already found this series, as it is filled with recipes. I was a little put off by the general primness of the characters (oh no! a grown man drinking and meeting women at bars? a woman possibly dating someone of a different race? phew! turns out she's not!), but it was a reasonable listen and probably very enjoyable for someone who likes cozies.

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Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

I also enjoyed this book very much. Characters are easy to follow. Easy Fun listening. Good plot also easy to follow. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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Great

The reader was great, I love this series ❤. I can't wait to start the next book.

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Not Her Best

Still a big fan of the series, but this plot line wan not one of my favorites. I found the crime trail clumsy to follow, particularly the bank robbery aspect.
All of the other Joanne Fluke standards were pleasantly dependable, from her cast of local characters to the recipe tie-ins.

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I love it.

I borrow the book from the library, and I started reading from kindle then I purchased the audio. Since I am learning English this feature in which I can read and listen along is helpful. Nice story, narration.

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Great series

Wonderful light mystery series. I love to try all the great recipes. They are delicious.

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Love this series!

Hannah and the gang are wonderful company to have around. Love the cat mixed in.

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Tasty story as usual.

If you could sum up Lemon Meringue Pie Murder in three words, what would they be?

I loved it.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the way I can relate to the characters in her stories. I could easily lose myself as a resident of Lake Eden.

What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voice, inflections and accents. It's easy to tell who is speaking without being told. She has a wonderful gift.

Any additional comments?

Joanne Fluke is a new author for me. I usually find one I like and then read all they have written. Joanne is now on my list to read all she has written. I have only read five so far but am continuing on my journey.