Sugar Cookie Murder

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Jul 3, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
209 Reviews
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix. . .

When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.

The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah's mother's antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.

With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden--and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it's up to Hannah to dig out all the clues--and make sure that this white Christmas doesn't bring any more deadly tidings. . .

"Wacky and delightful characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts, make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan." --Publishers Weekly

"Fluke's talent for spinning a mesmerizing tale carries on in this sixth book, and its holiday recipes are an added treat for readers." --Times News Record

"A clever and delicious treat for Christmas."--Mystery Lovers Bookshop News

Includes over fifty original recipes for you to try!

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Nice, cute and easy to read. - Goodreads
I find the plot lame. - Goodreads
Lots of good recipes, again!! - Goodreads
I especially liked the ending. - Goodreads
The selection is daunting! - Goodreads
Honestly, the writing isn't that good or believable. - Goodreads

Review: Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #6)

User Review  - Lita - Goodreads

Too much focus on incorporating all the names of the recipes used at the potluck. I would guess publishers requested a recipe book with novella. Not bad but not great. Don't judge the series based on this book. Read full review

Review: Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #6)

User Review  - April - Goodreads

Christmas time mystery. A blizzard hits Lake Eden on the night of the Christmas potluck. A woman dies and it looks like murder or is it? Hannah and her sisters solve the case. Mike is getting a bit high handed and rude. Foreshadowing something in future books? Read full review

About the author (2012)

Joanne Fluke was born in Swanville, Minnesota in 1943. While pursuing her writing career, she worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, and half of a screenwriting team with her husband. She writes the Hannah Swensen Mystery series which includes original family recipes for baking. Her other works include The Stepchild, Vengeance Is Mine, Video Kill, Dead Giveaway, and Deadly Memories. In 2014, her title's Blackberry Pie Murder and Double Fudge Brownie Murder made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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