Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #13)

Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #13)

by Joanne Fluke
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Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #13) by Joanne Fluke

The Luscious Los Angeles Times And USA Today Bestseller!

Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event. . .for eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. . .

The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage--dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry--and far more dangerous. . .

Includes Over Ten Cookie and Dessert Recipes From The Cookie Jar, Including Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Breakfast in a Muffin!

"The ever popular Fluke writes engaging cozies with one part great characters, one part gentle story, and three parts the best recipes in the genre." –Library Journal

"Catch up with the gang in this delightful, thoroughly entertaining series that keeps readers coming back for more." –Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758234896
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: Hannah Swensen Series , #13
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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

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Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #13) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 188 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to like this mysteries series. I've tried and read several of the books, but I just don't find that the main character, Hannah is believable as single 30 year old woman who owns her own business. Sorry, but what decade does she live in? Can't identify with her even though I'm in the same demo and live in the midwest too. I can not stand how prudish she comes off and how she can't just pick a boyfriend/fiance. Really? Even after close to 2 years? How come she doesn't have more close girlfriends in a town where she grew up? I've liked parts of the books, but not a complete story and have decided to stop trying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a little different because it seemed that I was halfway through the book before the murder occurred. It was refreshing to have Norman distracted and not so doting on Hannah and to have her a little worried about the potential of losing him. I loved the ending and cannot wait for the next book!!!
BambiBM More than 1 year ago
Apple Turnover Murder is a very good book. I have read all the Hannah Swensen murder series and enjoy the way Joannne Fluke writes them. I love all the characters and all the recipes that are in each book. I recommend all these books to everyone that enjoys a good mystery and murder story.
ak1219 More than 1 year ago
I really liked the latest installment of Hannah Swensen's story but I would love it if Ms. Fluke would make Hannah pick one already! The story was suspenseful and I love all the characters but I'm ready fer Hannah to have 1 boyfriend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodbye, Hannah, etc. I have had enough. When the next book comes out I will check it out of the library, copy the recipes, and return it unread. I have read every book in this series but the books get increasingly more banal. Hannah is no longer a character I want to spend time with.
12abby More than 1 year ago
It's wonderful to read a mystery that didn't need cursing and sex to tell a story. Thank you Joanne Fluke for writing books that are so engaging without garbage added.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a pleasant before bed read..until the last chapter. Ruined the whole story. Then the next book in the series destroyed it completely. Joanne Fluke, I was expecting a nice comeback as you have such a way with words and events. But the next book only made the situation from bad to worse (and non-realistic in today's day and age). The characters could have sought legal help instead of becoming a slave to circumstance. Went from a 4 star to a 2.5 for that reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this story and Key Lime Pie Murder. Both were boring. I have not read all of the Hannah Swensen books, or I probably would have stopped reading them a long time ago. Books are predictable. Boring plots, long, boring conversations with mom and sisters. And at 30 years old, she can't make up her mind what man she wants. Grow up, Hannah!!! When Ms. fluke starting writing this series, she obviously struck gold with her readers. But after all this time, the series has grown old. I have a wish list of books I want to download on my Nook. I've taken the Hannah Swensen books off that list. Waste of money.
MagicMom50 More than 1 year ago
I read the poor reviews and thought, this is just a light reading, I can still enjoy this. Unfortunately, the other reviews are correct. I kept asking myself "Did J. F. really write this"? It is way too simple and different from the previous books I have enjoyed in the series. Too many fluff conversations going nowhere, too many receipes (did I actually write that?) leaving very little of actual pages toward the story, and just not a typical Hannah Swenson mystery. It was like it followed the formula but someone else wrote it. Let's hope that this series continues and reforms back to the Hannah mystery style we all have learned to enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joanne Fluke's books have really gone down hill. The ongoing inablility to decide between Mike and Norman is no longer intriguing and is just plain annoying. Because this indecision has been going on for so many books, all three characters look foolish. Additionally, the actual story is a small part of the book. Much of the book is taken up with recipes and silly conversations between the characters that are basically drivel, like "I like it with sprinkles, I like it with icing" blah, blah. Remove the recipes and drivel and the actual story is about 20 pages. Joanne has lost me as a reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the Hannah Swensen series but I am finding it more difficult to tolerate the characters. This love triangle is getting really unbelievable but what bothers me most is that we are supposed to believe that Hannah is somehow the only adult capable of doing anything in this town! Can't anyone think for themselves or do anything without the advice and explicit directions of Hannah Swensen? I was also pretty annoyed with how every little detail of every conversation had to be played out as if the audience is incapable of getting the gist of it. I have stayed loyal to this series in hopes it would get back on track and up to par with the first few books but this one was the worst. It seems as if the books are becoming a means to get the recipes out there instead of making the recipes a sweet little addition to the story. Maybe a short story collection would be a better option? Not sure if I will stay with this and I am really disappointed to say that :(
colleen38 More than 1 year ago
Her inability to differentiate between sex and love are getting in the way of the plot. I find myself so irritated by her than I can no longer enjoy the series.
AlmaLynne More than 1 year ago
I am a culinary mystery afficiando and I look forward to Joanne Fluke's books with anticipation, both for the further adventures of Hannah and for the great recipes. Her books actually end up living with my cookbook collection. That being said, I like Joanne Fluke's characters and her mysteries do keep me entertained. She does not hesitate to confront uncomfortable situations, like sexual abuse, although her remedy for the situation, killing off the abuser, seems a bit extreme - You end up rooting for Hannah and her sisters (wait, isn't that a movie??) and the assorted denizens of Lake Eden although I am getting a little tired of Hannah's intransigence about her love life - I recommend all the Hannah Swenson mysteries and almost all the recipes!!!
candice-kennedy_ More than 1 year ago
Well, Ms. Fluke has done it again. Family, friends, good food and murder . . . it all comes together like a good meal. My husband loved the sausage and cheese pancakes and the breakfast in a muffin. I gain a pound or two with every new tale but I don't care, it's worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Actually, I enjoy all of the series by Joanne Fluke featuring Hannah Swenson. The mystery is not as "heavy" as some murder mysteries and it is fun to see if I can figure out what has happened before the end of the book. The characters are people you can be interested in and want to know what is going on in their lives. A "cozy" mystery is much more to my liking than some of the more intense stories, although at times I enjoy one of that kind also. Now I look forward to the next Hannah Swenson escapade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story but way too many recipes! More story, please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so disappointing and I was thoroughly disgusted with all the recipes. It is like the author is creating a story around recipes, instead of injecting a few recipes into a good murder plot like her first few books. I loved the characters and small town events. But I can no longer stomach all the recipes every other page and Hannah's flakey unrealistic behavior.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book??
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Part of a series - I think the first I've read. Lots of recipes for sweet sweet deserts, only one of which I'd make (unless I decreased the sugar dramatically) despite loving all apple things. Liked the story and characters but wasn't great.
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I liked this story. I have read all but one of the books in the series, reading them in order 1 to 13. I thought that the murder part of the book was predictable. I figured out who did it early in the book. I kept reading to see if I was right about the murderer and to see what happened with the rest of the story. I will be reading more of these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good book and the whole series is amazing. Seriously addicting.
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