Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #10)

Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #10)

by Joanne Fluke
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Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #10) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 178 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I have read the whole series so far and honestly I'm starting to go back and forth on it. I'm soooooooo tired of the love triangle! I know everyone else is too, at this point I'd rather both men walked away and we just let Hannah be. She's happier with Moishe apparently and is completely bliind if she doesn't realize that Norman is the one for her. Just because Mike is hot doesn't mean he's quality...and most of the time he treats her like some would be damsel in distress...and that is not the Hannah we know and love! I'm also getting tired of the grammar lessons. Obviously those of us who read the series know enough grammar to get by...I feel like Hannah is kind of stuck up on that point...it could be cut down at the very least...HOWEVER....all that being said, I still loved the mystery and do recommend it for all those who love Hannah or for those just looking to read something different. So pick it up anyhow and cross your fingers that Hannah makes up her mind fast! That dream house isn't gonna wait forever!!
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
absolutely fantastic. had me entertained for hours. would recommend
K-Frog More than 1 year ago
Having read all of the Hannah Swensen books, I usually order them before they are available. This book was another winner. I like the involment of the sisters as well as the two moms. Of course Moishe is my hero. All the recipes are yummy looking but I don't dare try any. Hannah looks skinny campared to me. Romance is always in the picture and, like Hannah, I don't know which man she will finally choose. Start at the beginning of the series and see how a character developes over time. I recommend any of the Hannah Swensen books and also Susan Wittig Albert's series about an herb shop, set in Texas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I not only enjoyed the mystery of the story, but I also enjoyed the recipies included with many chapters. It was a fun read. I will probably look for other books written by this author. Although the idea of mystery books with recipies is not original, I found the story in itself entertaining. It kept me reading and wanting to solve the mystery. It was an easy read.
maddashin More than 1 year ago
It is a nice shorter story. Not intense and enough to scare the pants off you like a serial killer or gruesome. Agatha Christie style writing. Writing is good since it does not delve into too much detail. You know the characters right off in the beginning. Plan on reading them all. Absolutely fun little mystery. Easy reading and you can get through quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Ms. Flukes Hannah Swensen series. And the recipes are good, too. I only wish she could write faster.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire Hannah Swenson series, and I was a little disappointed with this one. As a previous reviewer mentioned, it's time she wrap up the Hannah/Norman/Mike love triangle. It's getting pretty hard to believe that 2 grown men in their 30's, are willing to wait around while she decides which one is her true love, or whatever. Either have her chose, or have them walk away from her. I mean, if she hasn't decided by now, maybe it's neither of them. Overall, I enjoy this series, and will continue to read it, for now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
well, i just finished reading this book. i will say, that i enjoyed it a lot. i like all of joann fluke's 'hannah swensen' mysteries. i do wish that hannah would make up her mind about mike and norman. norman all the way!! that part is getting a little old. i also don't like how hannah can be kind of wishy-washy when it comes to mike. other than that, it was a good cozy mystery. i liked the setting at the lake, some new characters, and of course the recipies. so i recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hannah Swensen is back, and this mystery brings back her sisters as well. This book brings Hannah out of the Cookie Jar as she assists with the events at her partner's family reuniin at Eden Lake. The recipes include casseroles and "hotdish" meals in addition to some yummy sounding cakes and Red Velvet Cookies. Oh, and there's a murder mystery too, but you'll probably solve it before she does. I don't mind. Sometimes I need a fluffy weekend read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always fun to read these books Great recipes too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading all of this series and have enjoyed everyone of Joanna Fluke book so far!
heatherj16 More than 1 year ago
another goldy winner- food-plus murder -and a great supporting cast of the usual friends- its a good read-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked on this series! Entertaining mystery accompanied by recipes that make you want to head for the kitchen to try them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of Joanne Fluke's cozy murder mysteries. It is a fun, light-hearted read...quick and easy with great recipes. It does not go into all of the gory details of the murdered victim which is what I appreciate about "cozy" murder mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several of Joann's books and like her style. Comfortable, good old mysteries!
var More than 1 year ago
Fluke does it again. Good escape, quick reading. And, those recipes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. An easy read that keeps you coming back for more.
Robin Walsh More than 1 year ago
i was drawn to the series because of my love of cooking but the characters just wont let me put these down! who will hannah pick?
cherWV More than 1 year ago
If you like to cook,Joanne Flukes books are for you. I like a light mystery without gore and too much mayhem and this book produces. I like the characters that make up the town and the sublte romance that is woven throughout the book. I reccommend it to anyone not wanting a too serious mystery.
nookbookworm More than 1 year ago
It's always fun to read Joanne's book. I really enjoy all the characters. And the endings are "edge of seat" suspense. How will Hannah get out of this one?
Marrisa_Andrews More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. You can tell that Fluke put alot of thought into it. I don't know about you but I think Hannah should just get it over with and choose Norman, and if you've read Cream Puff Murder you'll see why. Another thing I liked is that I wrote to Fluke and she actually took the time to write me back. I am excited to see what she comes up with next!!!!
JamesJohnCudneyIV More than 1 year ago
4 stars to Joanne Fluke's Carrot Cake Murder, the tenth book in the "Hannah Swensen" cozy murder mystery series, a series which was made into several fun TV movies called "Murder, She Baked" starring Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison. The series continues to delight readers, providing at least 15 to 20 recipes that sound delicious and look fairly easy to make. I recommend you give all three a try -- the book, the movie and the food! Story As set up in the previous book, Hannah's protege and part-owner of their shared Lake Eden Bakery, Lisa, and her new husband Herb, traffic cop extraordinaire, are having an extended family re-union on Eden Lake. One of their long-lost relatives, Gus Klein, randomly shows up and begins to cause trouble like he did when he was a child some thirty-five years ago. But this time, his trouble earns him an ice pick to the heart -- what some say is cold justice payback! There are tons of suspects in this murder mystery all connected to Herb and Lisa's family, and at this point in the series, Detective Mike Kingston (1 of Hannah's 2 primary love interests) no longer pretends to stop Hannah from trying to investigate, he encourages it. With both her sisters' and mother's, as well as her other primary love interest, dentist Norman Rhodes, Hannah begins digging up all the dirt she can. Gus is not as wealthy as he claimed, and is only back in town to run some final scam, but it turns out to be his last one. Hannah rounds up the suspects and proves alibis one-by-one until she's left with the one person she had a gut instinct about along the way... luckily, she's saved by Mike just before the killer tries to knock her out too. And for some extra fun on the side, Hannah spends a lot of time with Norman making us all root for him to win her heart, only to throw a little monkey-wrench into the plan at the end when Ross, the other paramour from a few books in the past, sizzles back into town wanting to see her as soon as possible. Well now what's Hannah going to do... not only will she have 3 men to juggle but her mother just got a book romance book published starring... her own daughters. Lake Eden is gonna be hopping in book 11! Strengths 1. Hannah is a really fun character. She has so many great traits and a couple of flaws but it all makes her so real. She is sometimes a little too rude / direct, sometimes a little flaky and sometimes just too independent for her own good. But she is also charming, pretty, a great baker and a very accomplished woman. 2. Author Fluke knows how to integrate so many families and keeps it connected throughout each book in the series. It's great to see / hear so many faces popping up from prior books that you really feel like you're part of the story. 3. The mystery has some intrigue and complexity to it for a cozy. There's at least 5 to 6 possible suspects and you have a few twists and turns that keep you guessing. Suggestions 1. Hannah's love triangle and now quadrangle... ugh, heart-breaker... but we really need her to let someone go. I like both Mike and Norman, but I see Norman as the better match for her in the long-run. I also like Ross and am curious to see what happens in the next book. But 3's too much. I'm not trying to hold my girl back, but she hasn't done more than kiss any of them and has this much trouble trying to figure out who is right for her??? What's gonna happen when it gets steamier??? 2. Love the recipes but they're starting to take ove
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read! The ending leaves you in suspense! I have enjoyed all of her books!
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