Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #2)

Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #2)

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by Joanne Fluke
     
 

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A New York Times best-seller, Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke is a scrumptious concoction of fresh-whipped mystery and culinary intrigue. Publishers Weekly calls it "a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied … but hungry for more." Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and boutique bake store proprietor extraordinaire, is judging a dessert contest

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A New York Times best-seller, Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke is a scrumptious concoction of fresh-whipped mystery and culinary intrigue. Publishers Weekly calls it "a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied … but hungry for more." Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and boutique bake store proprietor extraordinaire, is judging a dessert contest when fellow judge Coach Boyd Watson is found dead, face down in a delicate confection no less.

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The stakes start rising faster than dough when a judge from the Hartland Flour company's Dessert Bake-Off is found dead in Hannah Swensen's strawberry shortcake. Can she catch the killer before he or she cooks up another recipe -- for murder?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758211477
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Hannah Swensen Series, #2
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.81(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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Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 283 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope I'm not at an affair with Hannah, Jessica Fletcher, Dick Van Dyke, and a few others in the same room, I'm leaving because there's sure to be a body! I just happened to see the Apple Pie Mystery, bought the book and have enjoyed it so much I'm always looking for new ones to buy. I don't keep them in my book case, but in my kitchen. Some reciepies look fun to try. Always making me laugh, sometimes hungry. Thanks From a Des Miones, Iowa satisified reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, they are not the most exciting or intriguing mysteries but i always enjoy them. The situations are so mundane that i find it interesting that the author can turn them into murder mysteries. Also, i love cookbooks almost as much as i love mysteries so the recipes are a great bonus. Cant wait to try some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series...mainly because there is no blood and guts. And especially because it includes fab recipes in each book. Every one I have tried have been excellent. And there is a plot and humor included.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The citizens of Lake Eden, Minnesota are very proud of hosting the first annual Hartland Flour Dessert Bake-off. Bakery owner, Hannah Swensen is the head judge and even makes it on the evening news, showing how to bake strawberry shortcake. The first day of judging is not quite as smooth as the pre-event setup. Showing no tact, last minute replacement judge, Coach Boyd Watson accurately but viciously rips the desserts of four of the contestants, irritating everyone.

That night Boyd¿s wife Danielle calls Hannah pleading with her to come over quickly. Hannah does only to find someone murdered Boyd in his garage. All the circumstantial evidence points towards Hannah. She was a battered spouse and even now sports a black eye. Her fingerprints are on the murder weapon, a hammer. Finally the victim¿s blood is all over her clothing. Hannah believes Danielle did not kill Boyd, but she worries that even her best friend, police detective Mike Kensington, thinks the wife killed the abusive husband. Having solved a previous homicide (see CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER), Hannah decides to investigate because she also realizes that in this election year, the sheriff, re-running for office, will want a fast solution.

THE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER is an entertaining amateur sleuth tale starring a person who seems more like a neighbor than a character in a book. The story line is fun and Chef Joanne Fluke, who proves with this tale that she is not a one-book fluke, bakes the who-done-it to a tasty morsel. Harriet Klausner

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Slow and not very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect of the author. First time reading her books. Very much enjoyed the story and writing. Liked the included recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Diane Mott Davidson and hoped this might be similar. Only similarity is that there are recipes. I won't even finish this one.
squeeter2 More than 1 year ago
Light-hearted, enjoyable read!
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Fun to read again and again.
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