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Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

Blueberry Muffin Murder

By Joanne Fluke


Hannah Swensen Mysteries #3


Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Contemporary, Food & Drink

My Rating:



Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival--and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac--a half-baked idea, in Hannah's opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show--sweet, light, and scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Hannah's suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac's limo rolls into town. Turns out America's "Cooking Sweetheart" is bossy, bad-tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp—and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah's famous blueberry muffins.

Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar's kitchen crime scene off-limits. She's a baker without an oven--and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah's only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business--by finding the killer herself..

My Thoughts:

Another great Hannah Swensen mystery! I started reading this series because I was seeing them everywhere and they looked so cute! I am a sucker for a good cozy mystery read in between heavier-themed books.

Hannah Swensen is a local bakery owner in a small town turned detective. She keeps finding dead bodies (which makes me laugh because even her own mother tells her this is getting ridiculous) and ends up solving the crimes pretty much for the police force. Why they haven't added her as an honorary member after solving several crimes before them is beyond me.

These books are short and easy to read. This is also an older series so you will notice some older themes in the books. There are also fun recipes in between some of the chapters and I have actually made a few of them myself. I would highly recommend reading them in order because of the family and romantic drama going on between the mysteries. Hannah has two potential boyfriends and it's 3 books in and I just need to know who she will pick (personally, I am rooting for Mike).

4-star read and I definitely recommend this series. It is nothing that will blow your mind completely but they are adorable and not too dark. One thing it will do is make you hungry for cookies and other baked goods with all the mentions of treats and recipes!


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