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Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #7) [NOOK Book]

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With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble. . .

As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only hope that spring is just around the corner--and that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee ...

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Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #7)

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Overview

With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble. . .

As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only hope that spring is just around the corner--and that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves—and cutting into her profits.

At least Hannah has her business partner Lisa's wedding to look forward to. She's turned one of Lisa's favorite childhood treats into a spectacular Wedding Cookie Cake. And Lisa's aunt will be bringing her famous Peach Cobbler to the reception. But Hannah starts to steam when she finds out that Shawna Lee has been invited--and is bringing her own Peach Cobbler.

Hannah doesn't like having the Georgia Peach in the mix, especially when both Shawna Lee and Hannah's sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no-shows to the wedding. Hannah has suspected that Mike is interested in more than Shawna Lee's baking abilities. So when she sees lights on at the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she investigates--and finds Shawna Lee shot to death.

Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar was losing business to the Magnolia Bakery--a fact that puts Hannah at the top of the initial list of suspects. But with a little help from her friends, Hannah's determined to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet-as-pie act--and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder. . .

Includes 10 original recipes for you to try!

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Although Hanna Swenson firmly believed there could never be too many cookies, she had to admit there was at least one too many cookie shops in Lake Eden, Minnesota. She'd never cared for Shawna Lee Quinn, and the lovely southern belle's decision to tantalize Hannah's sometime beau, Mike Kingston, only added fuel to the fire. But when Shawna Lee opened her Magnolia Blossom Bakery right across the street from Hanna's beloved shop, The Cookie Jar -- well, that just took the cake! With its flashy new décor, grand-opening bargains, and promotional treats, the Magnolia Blossom was luring customers left and right; and even though Hannah knew that Shawna Lee's baked goods couldn't hold a candle to her own, she worried that her once-loyal clientele wouldn't find that out until after The Cookie Jar's finances crashed and burned.

Hannah tried to put her worries for the future aside, busying herself with preparations for her partner, Lisa's, upcoming Valentine's Day wedding. But her rival managed to insinuate herself even into this idyll. Bad enough that the Georgia peach planned to upstage Hannah by bringing her homemade cobbler to the reception; to put the frosting on the cake, Shawna Lee failed to arrive with her promised treat. After the reception and long past closing time, Hanna notices that the lights are still burning brightly at the Magnolia Blossom and, despite her personal pique, she makes a courtesy call to help her neighbor out…only to discover Shawna Lee's body on the bakery's kitchen floor. A suspect herself, Hanna will have to act fast to save her reputation -- and to figure out who had all the right ingredients to cook up this nearly perfect crime.

Bestselling author Joanna Fluke satisfies our sweet tooth with this tempting mystery, which includes 14 yummy-sounding recipes. Sue Stone
Library Journal
A new bakery in Lake Eden threatens Hannah's (Sugar Cookie Murder) cookie shop sales, but she's more worried by the interest her sometime boyfriend shows in one of its owners. When she stops by the bakery to check up on him, she discovers a corpse. An always tasty series. Fluke lives in Southern California. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Trouble brews along with decaf when the poisonous Quinn sisters open a bakery across the street from The Cookie Jar. At first, Hannah Swenson (Sugar Cookie Murder, 2004, etc.) can't believe her once-loyal customers are streaming through the front door of the Magnolia Blossom Bakery. Operated by seductive Shawna Lee Quinn and bankrolled by her rich-bitch sister Vanessa, who inherited piles of cash when her octogenarian husband expired last year, the upscale eatery offers rustic Lake Eden classy decor and an irresistible stream of free-lunch contests that have The Cookie Jar teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Although Hannah's sometime boyfriend, dentist Norman Rhoades, assures her that Shawna Lee's soggy confection can't hold a candle to her Minnesota Peach Cobbler, Hannah's not so sure, especially since she sees her other-time boyfriend Mike Kingston's Hummer parked behind the Magnolia Blossom with suspicious frequency. So when Shawna Lee gets killed, it's a good thing that Hannah has an ironclad alibi: Along with most of Lake Eden, she's at St. Peter's Catholic Church watching her partner, Lisa Herman, marry sheriff Herb Beesman. In fact, one of the few Lake Edenites missing from the ceremony is Mike, whose conspicuous absence persuades Hannah that she'd better put her rhubarb custard cake on hold while she gets to the bottom of the mystery. Although she ties up false leads a little too quickly, Hannah's sixth-even without the 14 recipes-would be her tastiest yet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617730122
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Hannah Swensen Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,420
  • File size: 525 KB

Meet the Author

Joanne Fluke
Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in sunny Southern California. She is currently working on her next Hannah Swensen mystery and readers are welcome to contact her at the following e-mail address— Gr8Clues@aol.com or by visiting her website, murdershebaked.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2008

    Great read...

    I must admit that this book was the best of the series. I couldn't put the book down and read it in 2 days. It has twists and turns (as always) and keeps you thinking who the killer really is. Not only that but Hannah ends up with 2 proposals!!! Best Part!!! I cannot wait to begin the next. Joanne Fluke is a great author!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Excellent read!!!!!!!!! Joanne Fluke is a very creative and wonderful author.

    Hannah, is in trouble all the time, but her business is in a fix now!!!! Love her, and all the other wonderful characters in this wonderful book. Don't miss out you will love all her books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2009

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    Peach Cobbler Murder Review

    This book was funny, romantic, nice and you just never want to put back down! Anyone would enjoy this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

    yummy as always!

    this book is just as tasty as the rest! just an FYI...no southern girl, who was brought up right, would cook a frozen cobbler and pass it off as hers!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    a Foody Mystery MUST

    Foody mysteries are great at giving us a great story with a few new recipes to try:) Peach Cobbler Murder is no different. We get the typical Hannah Swensen humor mixed with a little taste of vengeance. If you like food focused mysteries and a woman sleuth with a truly inquisitive mind, this book (and the series around it) is a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Another great book from Joanne Fluke

    I liked this one quite a bit..Hannah sure does find a lot of bodies in her small town..very entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Loved it

    I love each and every one of her books in this series.Shes a very detailed and talented writer and you fall in love with her characters and cant wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Mystery lover

    I love mysteries and the Hannah Swenson books are fun. My only problem is the detectives in her small town have got to be the dumbest in the country. I mean after Hannah solved the first 2 murders the sheriff should have offered her job. Maybe she should start a PI business along side the cookies. I'm just saying!!!

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

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    Cobbler Talk

    Hannah and Shawna Lee might just get things straight with Mike yet, until someone one gets themselves killed and Hannah starts her sleuthing again. Who's Peach cobbler will everyone like better? Will Mike or Norman finally pop the question?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    dull and slow paced

    I had high hopes but she is no Tamara Myers or Janet Evanovich. Those authors have a flair for turning a phrase or simply putting you right in the action. When reading those authors if I am not smiling I am laughing out loud.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    A Delicious Read

    As with the previous books in the Hannah Swenson series, the Peach Cobbler Murder was just as delicious. I have tried most of the recipes in the other books. No bad reviews yet from my co-workers. They are simply fabulous. The only point in this book I didn't care for was all the time Mike spent with Shwana Lee Quinn. I don't think Hannah should have been so nice. Other than that, it was a great read. I am looking forward to reading the Cherry Cheesecake Mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Ripe Peaches Drip Into Southern, Crusty-Cobbler. Freeze!

    The opening scene of PEACH was a smiling grabber, of sneaking looks out the window spying on the new bakery competition. I could just about hear the stool being dragged by Lisa over to the window. And, Hanna's fluctuating frowns with attempts to stay positive were entertaining. Tracey was adorable. She'd be a great ambassador. Reminded me of Sidney Sheldon's WINDMILLS OF THE GODS (of course his novels are darkly addicting instead of sweet and chewy). Loved the way Fluke 'snapshot-ed' Lisa¿s wedding scenes around a couple lines from the ceremony it created a lovely effect. Hanna's dream wedding was a nice touch. Loved the support and compliments Dolores gave to Hannah about the Peach Cobbler, and Dolores's change in old patterns by perfectly timing the phone call to Hannah while she was waiting for the con-artist lending institution with the nice guy quitting that day. Dolores was 'there' yet not intrusive, pushy, or overly direct in her implied offer to help with the financial flukes. It was nice to see the cutting edge of Dolores mellow with her new love interest. Her daughters might end up growing to meet her, instead of the other way around, and it was fun to watch Hannah and Andrea's comical resistance to their Mom's 'Regency' aristocrat. What makes for comfortable reading in Fluke¿s series is the collection of warm, cuddly ongoing characters & cat. The town itself is a real draw, along with it's (its) character residents. The whole ¿kit¿n kaboodle¿ is fun to return to. I know I'll have a ready ¿in¿ waiting for greedy fingertips to open to the first page. This book read as scrumptiously as dribbling hot almond butter over peach cobbler crust. It was definitely proof of a series author successfully reaching beyond each book with new releases. Fluke¿s dialogue was more relaxed, descriptions more vivid and crisp, and characters were successfully stretching their struts in pleasant, upbeat ways. The surprises in the final 3 pages couldn¿t have been more delectable if the words had been written in dark chocolate ink.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    Who killed the competition?

    Shawna Lee Quinn has opened the Magnolia Blossom Bakery right across the street from Hannah¿s own shop. As most people know, Hannah and Shawna are not friends. And if things don¿t change soon, Hannah and Lisa might have to close their doors. Plus Mike is often spotted at Shawna¿s, much to Hannah¿s chagrin. Shawna promises to bring her famous peach cobbler to Lisa and Herb¿s wedding reception. Hannah is not happy, but tries not to think about it. Then Shawna doesn¿t show up. When Hannah returns to her shop later, she notices lights on at Shawna¿s. After calling and getting no answer, Hannah goes over to see if everything is okay at Shawna¿s. She finds Shawna dead. Knowing that everyone knows she didn¿t like Shawna, Hannah realizes she is a suspect and had better investigate to find out who killed Shawna to clear herself. Lisa, Hannah¿s sister and Hannah¿s mother, along with Norman help her work to solve the murder. Most people were at the wedding with a great alibi. Who could have done it? I always enjoy books in this series. Minnesota is a great location for this series. The characters are great. I love the love triangle of Hannah, Mike and Norman. Her friends and family are great and always keep the story hopping. If you haven¿t tried this series, I recommend you do, especially if you like food. One of these days I want to try one of the recipes. They sound wonderful. I highly recommend this book and the whole series. You might want to start at the beginning of the series if you haven¿t read any so you can see the progression of the characters through the series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fine amateur sleuth

    In Lake Eden, Minnesota, two Georgia peaches, Shawna Lee Quinn and her wealthy widowed sister Vanessa open up the Magnolia Blossom Bakery across the street from Hannah Swenson¿s The Cookie Jar. Because Vanessa inherited a fortune from her late elderly spouse, the siblings can afford low prices for fancy food in a chic locale that easily undercuts the competition. Hannah is losing business rapidly and faces bankruptcy if the trend continues, which seems certain as her rivals even give away free lunches. --- Hannah¿s break occurs, though it was not what she wished for, when Shawna Lee gets killed. Everyone would have suspected Hannah murdered her competitor except that at the time of death she was at St. Peter's Catholic Church attending the wedding of her partner, Lisa Herman to Sheriff Herb Beesman. However, she notices that one of her steady dates, Mike Kingston failed to show up at the ceremony and he spent time across the street. Needing to know, Hannah investigates the murder of Shawna Lee. --- The latest gourmet delight baked by Joanne Fluke is a fine amateur sleuth tale that provides an interesting look at market forces when wealth can force a mom and pop operation out of business. Though why Hannah had to investigate a murder seems inane and she resolves red herrings too quickly, PEACH COBBLER MURDER is a fun entry as the heroine leaves the bakery following the bread crumbs. As is always the case with a Ms. Fluke culinary mystery, don¿t read it on an empty stomach; you will gain ten pounds just by perusing the tasty recipes. Ms. Fluke¿s fine tale is feisty and fun.--- Harriet Klausner

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