Cover image for Fudge cupcake murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery
Title:
Fudge cupcake murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery
Author:
Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
305 pages (2 unnumbered) ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780758201522
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
FICTION Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Mystery
Searching...
Searching...
FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can't keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, leaving the sheriff dead, an inncocent deputy accused, and a killer still on the loose.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Fluke's scrumptious fifth culinary cozy (after 2003's Lemon Meringue Pie Murder), Lake Eden, Minn., bakery owner Hannah Swensen discovers the fudge-stained corpse of overbearing, unscrupulous Sheriff Grant in a trash receptacle near her cooking school. Hannah's brother-in-law Bill is the prime suspect in the bludgeoning of his rival for the upcoming sheriff's election, so Hannah's about-to-deliver pregnant sister, Andrea, frantically begs her investigative assistance. And to kick it up a notch, HannahÆs current red-hot squeeze, the acting sheriff, suspends Bill from the force, causing Hannah to come to a rolling boil. Moishe, Hannah's engaging cat, gives her more grief than comfort as he adjusts stubbornly to his dotage. While Hannah tries to identify the essential ingredient of a certain cupcake formula taken to the grave by a deceased local homemaker, most readers will have figured out who the real killer is long before Hannah does. Mix unsavory small-town scandals, an annoying marriage-minded mother and quirky, sweet-toothed locals; add a generous dollop of humor and romantic foible; sprinkle with intriguing recipes; and you have a slightly cloying though satisfying fireside read.


Library Journal Review

Small-town baker Hannah (Blueberry Muffin Murder) discovers the body of Lake Eden's longtime sheriff in a dumpster. The main suspect happens to be her brother-in-law, who planned to run against the sheriff in the upcoming election, so it's Hannah to the rescue. Dependable entertainment for fans of culinary mysteries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.