Candy Cane Murder

Candy Cane Murder

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Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier

Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit. . .

"Candy Cane Murder" By Joanne Fluke

When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. . .

"The Dangers Of Candy Canes" By Laura Levine

A wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it's up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer. . .

"Candy Canes Of Christmas Past" By Leslie Meier

Lucy Stone must learn the mystery of a glass candy cane that was found smashed to bits by a corpse's body to unlock the doors of Christmas past--and find a killer who got away with murder.

Whether a gift for yourself or that special someone on your list, there's no better way to spend the holidays than with these tantalizing mysteries of murder. . .

Includes over 10 luscious holiday recipes!

Scrumptious Praise For Candy Cane Murder!

"Like a box of holiday chocolates, this recipe-studded assortment gives all readers a crack at their favorites." --Kirkus Reviews

"Entertaining. . .a sweet holiday treat for mystery lovers." --Publishers Weekly

"Delicious. . .will have your mouth watering." --Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758236883
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Hannah Swensen Series
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 32,311
File size: 801 KB

About the Author

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.

Laura Levine is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and is currently working on the next Jaine Austen mystery.

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of twelve Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, where she is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery.

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Candy Cane Murder 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
kalex253 More than 1 year ago
I liked this favorite was Joanne Fluke, as always. Laura looks promising too. I might like to try a book or two...
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JamesJohnCudneyIV More than 1 year ago
3 stars to Joanne Fluke's Candy Cane Murder, a short novella edition for the holidays between books 9 and 10 of the "Hannah Swensen" mystery series. Given this is only 100 pages, and just a teaser in between full-length books, I adjusted my expectations, but it still fell a little short for me. I'll keep reading the series, but nothing really changes in the overall series with this book, so if you skip it, not a huge deal. Story Hannah's preparing for Christmas in Lake Eden by volunteering as an elf to help the local department store owner who is playing Santa Claus this season. Unfortunately, he's a bit of a tightwad who rubs some of his employees and the villagers the wrong way. After the mall's Christmas party, Hannah finds him face down on the corner of the street in his Santa suit. It's the tenth body she's found in about two years (yikes, stay away from her!), but still gives her the frights. Is it his new younger wife? Her friendly brother? An angry employee? Or someone else with a grudge? Hannah dives into the investigation behind Mike's back and finds herself right in the middle of mayhem. Of course she survives, but the fun along the way keeps readers in suspense in between her normal shenanigans. Strengths By keeping the count of characters smaller, we are treated to more in-depth relationships among Hannah's sisters and boyfriends (yes, she has a few). The plot has subtle humor and it gives readers readers something to noodle over among the villagers we've come to know and love. And there are good recipes! Suggestions It was rushed and Hannah didn't even pretend to let the police track the killer. It felt too much like writing a long short story to keep fans entertained rather than release a full-length complex story that would make them wait a few extra months. It took me less than 90 minutes and while I was entertained, it was too basic. Final Thoughts If you're just looking to read more about Hannah and don't need a lot of substance in your mystery, then jump on in... but if you want intrigue and complexity and a big ole' candy cane to chew on, don't expect much. Worth the read because Hannah is just a fun character, but go in with your eyes open.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book, awesome details
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Hannah has an interesting way of living and dealing. One should read the entire series in the order of wriing.
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Native66 More than 1 year ago
Excellent !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fail to understand WHY some reviewers feel the need to retell the entire story in their "review," thus riuning the book for the rest of us. I guess it makes some people feel more intelligent than they really are by typing a lot of words. Please people...keep your reviews limited to did you or did you not like the book and why. There is absolutely NO reason to type out the whole story. That is the author's job, not yours. Thank you.
PattyannTX More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the entire series. The characters are interesting and become like friends to the reader. The extra bonus is of course the great recipes in each story. I have made several and they are wonderful.This series is great for those who like a mystery as a relaxing get away.
SusieQTPies More than 1 year ago
This book contains 3 authors; 3 candy cane mysteries. The Joanne Fluke book was the only story that was worth reading. I'm a fan of Hannah, owner of The Cookie Jar, coffee shop and bakery. She is known as Lake Eden, MN's cooking lady who has murder on her menu. In this book she finds Santa dead by a trail of candy canes. The candy canes were in his pocket and it was thought that he had a hole in pocket which is how he was discovered. With more investigating it was soon discovered that the killer actually left a trail of candy canes so the body could be discovered. New tasty recipes for me to try like Candy Cane Bar cookies and Devil's Food Cookies.
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meme6 More than 1 year ago
I shop at the Bellingham store and find the employees of this store to not only be knowledgeable but pleasant.