Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #9)

Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #9)

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by Joanne Fluke
     
 

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It's Tri-County fair time and Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with more than mosquitoes. Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, is hot on the trail of a killer whose perfect carnival prize would be getting away with murder...

It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the fair;…  See more details below

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It's Tri-County fair time and Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with more than mosquitoes. Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, is hot on the trail of a killer whose perfect carnival prize would be getting away with murder...

It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the fair; she's also judging the baking contest; acting as a magician's assistant for her business partner's husband; trying to coax Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to end his hunger strike, and performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters.

With so much on her plate, it's no wonder Hannah finds herself on the midway only moments before the fair closes for the night. As the lights click off, she realizes that she's not alone among the shuttered booths and looming carnival attractions. After hearing a suspicious thump, she goes snooping - only to discover Willa Sunquist, a student teacher and fellow bake contest judge, dead alongside an upended key lime pie. But who would want to kill Willa and why? Before long Hannah is sifting through motives and a list of suspects which include a high school student Willa flunked, the hot-blooded brothers of a disqualified beauty contestant, a rodeo cowboy, a baking competitor who failed to win her yearly blue ribbon, and the college professor Willa was dating.

As fair week draws to a close, Hannah cranks up the heat, hoping that the killer will get rattled and make a mistake. If that happens she intends to be there, even if it means getting on a carnival ride that could very well be her last...

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Publishers Weekly

The yummy eighth smalltown cozy from Fluke (after 2006's Cherry Cheesecake Murder) finds sometime sleuth Hannah Swensen, owner of the Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minn., judging the baking contest at the Tri-County Fair. When one of her fellow judges, home economics teacher Willa Sunquist, is murdered, Hannah determines to sniff out the killer. Was it a man from Willa's mysterious past? Or a student she flunked? Fluke has developed a charming supporting cast--Hannah's besotted (and slightly spineless) two suitors, her overbearing but likable mother, her endearing sisters and her levelheaded business partner all feel like friends by the time the murder is solved. The dozens of tempting recipes Fluke includes are an added treat. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758210197
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Hannah Swensen Series, #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 7.14(h) x 1.03(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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Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Hasyle More than 1 year ago
How can you go wrong with a good read, great and easy recipes, and interesting characters? Joanne Fluke has the formula to keep me buying her books time after time. I love to read culinary mysteries and then make the receipes included. Her receipes have to be the easiest written, no sifting? That's my kind of cookie! I've wished that Hannah would choose between Mike and Norman, but then I would probably get bored reading about how utterly happy she is. I love the fact that Hannah isn't 5'6", blond and a size 2, she's a real woman with a brain and faults and I can connect with her. I will keep on going to Lake Eden, Minnesota as long as Hannah keeps on giving great receipes and continues to work through her feelings for Norman and Mike while keeping her Mother at bay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, will keep you up all night reading can't put down
MommakatKL More than 1 year ago
A very funny mystery and yummy receipies too! I had to bake a few while I was reading just to still my curiosity of how good they sounded while I was reading the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have listened to the book and it is an awesome read i have 2 agree with what the reviews say from what i have read very good book u never know when a dead body is going to appear when u ask ur self "why would a man get away with murder esp with a keylime pie laying beside them?" That is how much i love this book i think it is a best seller i m not sure but i do know this it does include recipies get it read it and bake the treats in this tasty book (just dont eat
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I have read 10 books in this series, i enjoy them for the most part, but Hannah needs to pick between the 2 guys, its getting kind of old. I will continue to read the series as i enjoy the recipes, and maybe soon Hannah will pick the guy she will spend the rest if her life with!
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Walks in. "May I join an open clan?" says in very British accent.
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Have read almost all of Joanne Flukes books and have really enjoyed them.
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A good read which always makes me want to bake as I read.
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