Raspberry Danish Murder (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) (Hannah Swenson Series #22)

Raspberry Danish Murder (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) (Hannah Swenson Series #22)

by Joanne Fluke

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ISBN-13: 9781496719997
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Hannah Swensen Series , #22
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.40(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 www.JoanneFluke.com.

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Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swenson Series #22) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and suspenseful. I can't wait for the explanation and what comes next for all involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Raspberry Danish Murder is the best book Yet! I couldn't stop reading it! It was suspenseful and full of excitement. And it had me sitting on the edge of my seat! Can't believe we have to wait another year to find out what happens next! Our old Hannah is back!! Thanks Joanne for another great read!!
Madriver 15 hours ago
I don't know why I keep reading this series, because the quality seems to get worse and worse with each new book. But I'm giving this 3 stars because the recipes look so good. There are a couple of storylines here - there's a murder that has the police stymied, and there's also a missing person. Neither one is done well. The murderer is eventually found (and that took far longer than it should have) and at the very end the missing person was located in some other location, with a surprising explanation. Regardless, the whole missing person thing was without emotion. The dialog is flat and a bit repetitive (was there an editor?), and the book is loaded with errors. Doesn't the publisher have any proofreaders?
Anonymous 5 days ago
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Anonymous 6 months ago
This book was better than the last couple that had been put out. I'm glad of that. Ross seemed a little too ...looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is the 22nd book in the Hannah Swenson series. It is near the end of November and Hannah, Lisa and the gang are preparing for the holiday. Hannah is stilled dealing with Ross's disappearance. Ross's assistant is suddenly poisoned and it is questionable if he was the intended target or if Hannah's husband Ross was. Hannah is invested in finding out the truth and hopefully finding Ross in the process. As the investigation goes on, Hannah discovers some discrepancies in the things Ross told her about his personal life, which ties in to the cliffhanger at the end of the book. I have always enjoyed the Hannah Swenson series. They were the first cozy mysteries that I read and will always be special to me, As much as I love this series the last few books were starting to annoy me. However , I felt this book returned the characters to the ones that I loved and in my opinion hopefully fixing the plot line of Hannah's husband. The mystery was well written and kept me guessing until the end. The book was left on a cliffhanger so I am anxious to find out what happens next. I received this book from net galley in exchange for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. I loved it, as always!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
I have been such a fan of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries. They’re good, clean, entertaining fun. Well, you know, with murder. But I have to say, I’ve not been overly thrilled with the last few books in the series. As with a good percentage of Hannah fans, I do not like her husband, Ross. I cheered when he disappeared. So, the fact that this book would maybe be Ross free made me excited to read it. But for reasons other than Ross, RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER was not the best book in this series. The concept of the mystery in RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER is a good one. I didn’t guess the killer, but I think it’s because I was so distracted by things in the book, the murderer just got past me. Distraction 1) Hannah has solved countless murders. She’s a good sleuth. But she can’t find her husband? Nothing? Distraction 2) Author Joanne Fluke’s writing was just not up to her normal standard. This series has always been an easy read, but this one felt like it was written for a younger demographic. I would read the name Hannah, but just kept envisioning Nancy Drew. Maybe Fluke is using all her adult level writing in her thrillers? Distraction 3) I love recipes in my cozies. And the Hannah Swenson books always serves up great ones. But there were so many recipes in this book, it was more like reading the Hannah Swensen cookbook. There is one at the end of just about every chapter. Even with the above being said, I love Hannah and all the residents of Lake Eden. They have all come to feel like close friends. Reading a Hannah Swensen mystery has always felt like going on a much anticipated vacation. I’m thrilled to get there, and sad when I have to leave. I will return again for another visit. But it will be with the hopes that the series is back to the same standards that were set in the very first book.
JQ0 More than 1 year ago
What a crazy cliffhanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speechless about the abrupt ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have devoured all of Joanne Fluke's mysteries! Every time I finished one, I could hardly wait to start the next one in the series. I love all the recipes and have made quite a few - to my family's delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have genuinely enjoyed all of the other Hannah Swenson books, but this one was SO different. It sounds like it was written by a completely different author. The book really focuses on the food they eat rather than the murder and Ross's disappearance. The solution to the murder feels rushed and like the author couldn't figure out another way to end it so just winged it. The dialog did not feel natural and come of the characters not really present or their traits seemed off. An example would be Aunt Nancy randomly taking Hannah aside to talk with her regarding personal issues, but in really random and weird ways. The entire book felt off to me, I hope the next one is better because I miss Lake Eden and all its charters.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Hannah's new husband Ross has disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared. Hannah is naturally curious and hurt about his absence, and further concerns rise as she finds his car keys and bank accounts--all left for her. A co-worker (and assistant to Ross) from KCOW named PK is helping Michelle with Public Service announcements for the holiday plays. After he is murdered, Hannah and her sleuthing sisters try to help Mike ferret out what happened and whether he was the actual target. There were a lot of red herrings flowing through the story as PK's background had to be pulled slowly to the surface. There is a lot of cookie talk and many recipes filling the ends of several of the chapters. This is where things always shine, Hannah and her friends hanging out at the Cookie Jar, discussing new treats. There is also a big cliffhanger at the end, so I will guess there will be a lot more to this story.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Hannah's new husband Ross has disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared. Hannah is naturally curious and hurt about his absence, and further concerns rise as she finds his car keys and bank accounts--all left for her. A co-worker (and assistant to Ross) from KCOW named PK is helping Michelle with Public Service announcements for the holiday plays. After he is murdered, Hannah and her sleuthing sisters try to help Mike ferret out what happened and whether he was the actual target. There were a lot of red herrings flowing through the story as PK's background had to be pulled slowly to the surface. There is a lot of cookie talk and many recipes filling the ends of several of the chapters. This is where things always shine, Hannah and her friends hanging out at the Cookie Jar, discussing new treats. There is also a big cliffhanger at the end, so I will guess there will be a lot more to this story.
CheliD More than 1 year ago
The latest Hannah Swensen mystery has Hannah confused and hurt by the sudden disappearance of her new husband Ross Barton. Trying to keep up appearances, she works diligently at the Cookie Jar devising new recipes helping others stock up for the coming holidays. When her husband's assistant borrows Ross' car and then dies in a car crash (later it was determined that he was poisoned by candy found on Ross' desk) Hannah wonders if Ross was the actual intended victim and sets out to find out how it happened. What she finds are more mysteries! I've been a faithfully follower of Hannah from the beginning but it seems a bit odd that we have a new love interest, a fast wedding and then the groom disappears. Did the author regret not having Hannah chose Mike or Norman? A typical Hannah mystery - enjoyable and a titillation for our taste buds!
bookaholique More than 1 year ago
This is #22 in the Hannah Swenson series. I don't think I would have lasted this long if I didn't find the stories to be funny and cute. I am always impressed by Hannah's abilities to solve these murder mysteries. And who of us readers doesn't look forward to those new recipes! I received this from Kensington via Netgalley.
TSMathews More than 1 year ago
Once again Joanne Fluke has peaked my interest with another fast-paced mystery involving my favorite Lake Eden Baker, Hannah Swensen Barton. This time not only does Hannah find the body of P.K., Ross’s assistant at the TV station where Ross works; Hannah must unravel why her newly-wed husband has up and disappeared without a trace. As usual Hannah is whipping up another mind-blowing, lip-smacking recipe, this time for Raspberry Danish, of course there is one found in the car with P.K. at the scene of his murder. Good thing Mike, the local detective and former boyfriend knows our sweet-baker/crime solver Hannah would never harm anyone. When it comes up in the investigation P.K. was driving missing hubby Ross’s car and he has been using his desk at work, it in everyone’s mind that perhaps Hannah’s missing hubby’s disappearance could involve foul play. This could well be the one time our sugar-coated sleuth will be caught off guard when Mike breaks the news of his own investigation into Ross’s disappearance. Joann Fluke is a superb writer, and if her recipes scattered through-out her books are any indication, she must also be a fantastic baker! I love how each one is broken down into simple directions so that even an amateur can turn out scrumptious treats! I have read all of Hannah’s adventures, but I will have to say the ending to this one had me pondering it over and over. Needless to say, I absolutely cannot wait to see how Hannah works through this conundrum she has been left with, but I am sure Mike, Norman, Michelle and of course sweet Moishe will help her get through it. After reading some of the other reader’s reviews, I’ve noticed lots of dissatisfaction with the way Hannah was being portrayed in this book. I, myself feel Hannah was showing vulnerability from her newly-wed husband walking out on her without an explanation. I find it refreshing when a character has a little change-up from the norm, it helped me identify with her loss and her feelings of self-doubt. Thank you, Joann for sharing this rarely seen side of our heroine! ***Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington for allowing me to read this in exchange for my honest opinion! ***
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Hannah is trying to deal with her new husband, Ross, having vanished while still getting her cookie shop ready for Thanksgiving. Then P.K., Ross’s assistant at the station, dies in a car accident. The police quickly determine that P.K. crashed because of poisoned candies he ate that were sent to the station. Was he the intended target? Or was Ross? Who sent the poisoned candies? Is this why Ross disappeared? As you can see, there is plenty here for a good mystery. Instead, we get an average mystery. Much of the book is taken up with talking about food and baking, used to introduce the almost 30 recipes spread out over the story. There are some good twists in the mystery and the story of Hannah’s life, but the mystery especially is short changed and the ending feels rushed. The characters are fun as always. Longtime fans will still want to visit Hannah, but this is not going to draw new readers to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this one in two days. It's a well crafted mystery that is classic Hannah. It has all the things that give these books there one of a kind flavor while it a voids some of the usual pit falls. Hannah really grows as a character in this book. It's well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this one. Several interesting twists and surprises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never a dull moment in Hannah’s life. I really had no clue until the end whodunnit! Great twists Mrs. Fluke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding read
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this book. I was very happy with the story, I was drawn out of my reading slump! I just wish I had more time to read it, I would've been done much sooner. I was just as lost as Hannah and Mike to find the killer in this story. but I did start piecing it together, about the time Hannah did. I do enjoy the recipes printed at the end of each (almost) chapter. I bookmarked quite a few! *I received my copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review
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ItsANovelThing More than 1 year ago
This Hannah Swensen book was a little different than the Joanne Fluke books I have read in the past; there are two major mysteries they are trying to solve. Who killed the victim, and why in the world did Hannah's new husband just disappear? Was he the intended victim? There are so many twists and turns in this book that I thought I had it pegged, but boy was I wrong. Lots of delicious treats and recipes are shared along the way, but the ending left me wanting more, wanting to know how, and why. Hannah enlists the help of her usual friends and family members, to try and figure out why someone wanted to kill the KCOW head cameraman, and why Hannah's husband, Ross, has disappeared. The murder investigation keeps leading them to dead ends and the suspect list is only getting longer. Mike and Lonnie are unable to make any headway into where Ross has gone or why. Hannah keeps stumbling on new evidence, explainable, and her cat Moisha starts acting unusual too. To top it off, they must figure out where Ross has gone, who killed the cameraman, and come up with new and tasty recipes for the Holiday gift convention at the Lake Eden Inn. Special thanks to #NetGalley and #JoanneFluke for allowing me an advanced review copy of this title. #RaspberryDanishMurder