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Strawberry Shortcake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)

Strawberry Shortcake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Joanne Fluke
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"Another delicious adventure...a superior cosy sure to leave readers satisfied...but hungry for more." - Publishers Weekly"

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In her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up. Now, the flame-haired, tart-talking (and baking) heroine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder.

Strawberry Shortcake Murder

Whenthe president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed.

Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah's snooping into the coach's private life and not coming up short on suspects. And could Watson's harsh criticism during the judging have given one of the contestants a license to kill? The stakes are rising faster than dough, and Hannah will have to be very careful, because somebody is cooking up a recipe for murder. . .with Hannah landing on the "necessary ingredients" list.

"Another delicious adventure. . .a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied. . .but hungry for more." --Publishers Weekly

Includes seven delicious recipes!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758219725
  • Publisher: Kensington Books (4 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB790SM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A delicious mystery 20 Dec 2002
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hannah Swenson is back and ready for more action. When her friend Danielle Watson calls and asks Hannah to come over, she is surprised to find that Danielle's husband Boyd has been murdered in their garage. The police suspect Danielle because of Boyd's abusive history. But Hannah is convinced that she's innocent and starts her own investigation. While staying a step ahead of the police, Hannah finds blackmail, town secrets, and a second body. But can she find the killer before he or she decides Hannah knows too much?
I was slightly disappointed with this book. I saw several plot points coming long before they did. Also, I would have liked to see more of Hannah's family and friends. These wonderful characters helped make the first book for me, but they had a significantly smaller roll here.
Still, the overall mystery and motives were great. And I loved seeing the relationship between Hannah and her sister Andrea mature. These two provided some great laughs and smiles. The setting, Minnesota in December, was so vivid it made me shiver from cold. And it includes 7 more delicious sounding recipes including some I wished were in the first book.
I recommend this book and am looking forward to the next in this wonderful series, hopefully with a little more character development for the wonderful cast of supporting characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I won't go into detail about the plot as Mark Baker has already done that...
I really enjoyed the first book in this series (The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder.) The series has a warm homely type feel and are really nice light reading.
Unfortunately, I found this one dragged a bit. It was a bit predictable and I've found that Joanne Fluke has a tendancy to repeat phrases, which becomes really irritating after a while (especially if you read the books quickly, I guess you notice it more!)She also tends to spell out the obvious.It would be nice if the reader was given a little more credit for their understanding, after all the plots aren't that difficult to follow!
On the whole, worth reading but a bit of a dip if you look at the series as a whole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hannah Swenson Mysteries 24 Mar 2014
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I am really enjoying these mysteries. They are very light and easy to read. I shall continue to ead the next books in the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, love the book, love the series 10 Feb 2014
By Denise
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Once you have read one of these books you have to read them all, I should know I have read 10 so far! If you enjoy M.C Beaton you will enjoy these.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sweet surprise 16 Jan 2014
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I'm definitely into heavy swedish mystery books but like to alternate with something lighter. My daughter loves Joanne Fluke so thought I'd give her a try. Now totally hooked!
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5.0 out of 5 stars worth a read 8 Jan 2014
By angus
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This is a brilliant book the whole series is worth a look. The plot is good and the characters are funny as well as it keeping you guessing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 31 Oct 2013
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a book for bedtime. nice easy read if you don't mind recipes every few chapters, she writes a good book and keeps you guessing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swenson investgates again 2 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I adored this Hannah Swenson story. No matter where she turns she finds murder. Similar to Ruby the Rabbis Wife stories or Miss Marple, this story follows the owner of a cookie shop who ends up involved in a mysterious death.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Has you guessing from start to finish
With joanne fluke you never quite know what did it right up until the end. The characters are attractive and you really feel a part of their lives - wonderful
Published 13 months ago by Kristina Watts
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
was a second hand book which was clean and all there and good value for money. I will be buying more from this dealer.
Published 19 months ago by CSG
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book I've ever read
I am a frequent reader and stumbled upon the first volume of this series a little by accident, and decided to read it, partly due to the concept of a murder mystery with some... Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. Leonor Calaça
1.0 out of 5 stars Strawberry Shortcake Murder
Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, is acting as a judge for a bake-off. After the first night the local high school coach is found murdered. Read more
Published on 23 April 2012 by Mandy
4.0 out of 5 stars Making Murder
This is the second book in Joanne Fluke's series of Hannah Swensen mysteries with the added bonus of recipes. (Please note that these recipes are with American measurements). Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2011 by Jo D'Arcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read
Second in the series written by Joanne Fluke, and is as good as the 1st. It is better to read these books in order, as some of writing is carried on book to book. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by Mrs. Susan C. Oakley
4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect 'cup of tea and a slice of cake' read...
I bought this book before I'd even finished 'Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder', the first of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mysteries, and happily I wasn't disappointed! Read more
Published on 23 Sep 2010 by Miss E. Potten
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