Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #5)

Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #5)

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by Joanne Fluke
     
 

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Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series has garnered widespread praise for its "delightful sleuth" (Publishers Weekly) and delicious recipes. In Fudge Cupcake Murder, 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 the murder of the town's sheriff,

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Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series has garnered widespread praise for its "delightful sleuth" (Publishers Weekly) and delicious recipes. In Fudge Cupcake Murder, 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 the murder of the town's sheriff, Hannah makes time to sniff around for the killer. The latest addition to this popular series includes 10 scrumptious new recipes.

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Library Journal
Small-town baker Hannah (Blueberry Muffin Murder) discovers the body of Lake Eden's longtime sheriff in a dumpster. The main suspect happens to be her brother-in-law, who planned to run against the sheriff in the upcoming election, so it's Hannah to the rescue. Dependable entertainment for fans of culinary mysteries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758201539
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Hannah Swensen Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

JOANNE FLUKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked:  A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at www.JoanneFluke.com

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Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 181 reviews.
Faith65 More than 1 year ago
I just can't get enough of her books. I am on the 9th in her series. They are easy to read. With my husband's cancer treatments, these books are light & easy to stop & continue through all his appointments. And they give me something to laugh at or see humorous during this tough time in my life. Keep on writing & I will keep on reading your books Joanne.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like these books, they take you out of your world and into Hannah's. I have read 1 thru 5 and reading 6 now. Good Books.
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
If you love to eat and read, this series is for you. I enjoy the reading. It isn't a rush to the end kind of book. However, it is far better than a lot of the junk I've decided to try. It is finishable. I do get a bit tired of her putting up with the hunk because he is a hunk and not really a good fellow. But, that is personal prejudice. The stories are good. However, I do wonder when the only ones left in the small town will be her small circle of friends. Maybe the cookie lady is doing in everyone just to pin it up on someone she doesn't like?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Great story line. Love that the reader can figure the murder mysteries out along with Hanna and Andrea. I wonder which man Hanna will end up with. Both are great, but I think she has more in common with Norman than Mike. Norman got her Halloween costume when no one else did. Mike might be nice looking, but there is more to an relationship than that. Back to the orginial subject, loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by Joanne Fluke. I love her Hannah Swensen mysteries
Guest More than 1 year ago
True to her series¿ successful addictions, again Fluke provides readers with an anticipated invite into morning routines with Hannah¿s macho cat, Moishe, this time introducing the battle of the Crunchies. This cat continues to do a reader capture, maybe a kidnap. His shenanigans could make a cat-a-phobic warm up to hair balls. Loved the various executions Moishe devised for flavorless Crunchies. The Vet had advised Hannah to cajole Moishe to gobble up Senior Cat Food, with a force-feed-tag included if necessary. Throughout the novel I prayed that Hannah wises up and gives Moishe his 'burger' HIS way. (This was a ruff-n-tumble alley cat prior to Hannah taking him in eating who knew what out of the sewers of life.) Of course Hannah's morning ministrations wouldn't be complete without her unwelcome mother clanging into a busy daughter's life, a mother reviled with relish. Dolores doesn't appear to be a Joan Crawford parading the 'Mommie Dearest' mystique. The mother here is merely a nosey, critical, demanding, domineering, bad taste influence in Hannah's life, a woman who always refers to Hannah, tellingly, as 'dear,' and never hits a good time to step into Hannah's constant rush. It seems that Fluke dearly wants to paint Dolores as a hometown, modern day, sour-milk-mamma, destructive to a daughter's spirit shining gleefully off-beat to her own drummer. Yet, I catch welcome flashes of redemption flickering through devious Dolores's seemingly thin veneer of character. Enjoyed the morning routine twist in this book when Hannah was dreading Dolores's voice on the phone and heard Andrea instead. Liked the fact that Dolores distanced herself a bit from her daughters in this book. Maybe Dolores is stepping out of a warn-out character, turning the tide of interest toward her instead of away? This may be a good sign for those daughter readers who've lost Mom and felt that loss. Also enjoyed the focus on Mike in this mystery, with Norman kept off page somewhere through most of the plot (though I honestly like both these men, almost equally). The draw of Mike's sex appeal is played up well in this book, stimulating Hannah's bemoaned lack of sophistication into steaming up her cookie wagon windows, as she happily learns a little late in life about adolescent auto alignment. Fluke fills up the tank of readers' questions about to whom (when, why, and where) Hannah will give an exclusive commitment. With coffee for blood, this cozy author percolates ongoing, unanswered questions. I closed the book with hunger pangs satisfied, yet with an appetite for the newest hardback in the series.
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FionaCA More than 1 year ago
I really like the Hannah Swenson series. The stories are fun to read, even though they all deal with murder! I especially like the recipes that are included--I've tried a few and they came out great! The recipes are easy to follow. I haven't tried this cupcake recipe, but now that I know the "secret" ingredient, it may be time to try it!
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I am enjoying this whole series. Hannah accidentally enters into murder investigations and does even better than the cops. The recipes at the end of each chapter are great, too.
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