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Cinnamon Roll Murder

Murders, munchies, manipulation, machinations, mystery, and musicians.  For once someone other than Hannah finds the body though the family member who gets the “treat” still triggers a family investigation. In Cinnamon Roll Murder author Joanne Fluke deftly ties the murder mystery directly to Hanna Swensen’s personal life and the cliff hanger from her previous novel (Devil’s Food Cake Murder). 

I feel like I same about the same thing with each new edition of Fluke’s Hanna Swensen novels.  They are always enjoyable, but never keep me up at night “Jonesing” to finish.  This one is no different though Hanna is a little more spicy in her unspoken thoughts. 

Devil’s Food Cake Murder

Another fine mess Hanna Swensen finds herself in when she finds…yes another dead body.  One might wonder why a small Minnesota town like Lake Eden has so many murders or one can just enjoy the mystery.  A murder once again has Ms. Swensen and her cohorts on the trail of the killer.  I think that this novel didn’t quite have a “novel” ending as the criminal was somewhat predictable.  As usual the intensity and intrigue isn’t part of the formula for the Devil’s Food Cake Murder, but it is a very enjoyable read.  I truly look forward to each new edition by Joanne Fluke.

Cream Puff Murder

Cream Puff MurderJoanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen finds another body in her small hometown of Lake Eden, Minnesota.  This time the victim in not well liked in the town and Hannah, her sisters, and about half the town takes the “case” to solve the crime.  As usual, the novel centers around Swensen’s cookie business and there are lots of references to her cookies.