Life in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama to manage. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can barely find the time to think about her bakery - let alone the town's most recent murder... Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel. Now Hannah is the number-one suspect. As she sets out in search of the culprit she discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie...
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Set in the idyllic little town of Lake Eden, Minn., this 18th entry in Fluke's popular series begins with its cookie-maven heroine, Hannah Swensen, about to go on trial for her involvement in a fatal auto accident. If that's not disturbing enough (even for the self-possessed Hannah), she discovers the judge murdered in his chambers. But the mystery element quickly gives way to Hannah's more personal adventure-she's falling in love with Ross, a former college classmate who may be moving back to town. Along with a soupçon of suspense and a large helping of amour, Fluke manages to stir in a fair amount of cookie chat with matching recipes. The latter, which has aided the series' popularity, doesn't work so well in audio format. The recipes also interrupt the generally entertaining plot (previous audio versions of this series wisely saved the recitation of recipes for after the story's conclusion), which Toren narrates in splendid fashion. She also does a noteworthy job of giving voice to the novel's charming red-haired Hannah; her engaging, multigenerational family; friends old and new; and assorted unpleasant antagonists. A Kensington hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Fluke, Joanne, 1943- Hannah Swensen mystery (Recorded Books, LLC)
Features Hannah Swensen, manager of The Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota
#1 - Chocolate chip cookie murder
#2 - Strawberry shortcake murder
#3 - Blueberry muffin murder
#4 - Lemon meringue pie murder
#5 - Fudge cupcake murder
#6 - Sugar cookie murder
#7 - Peach cobbler murder
#8 - Cherry cheesecake murder
#9 - Key lime pie murder
#10 - Carrot cake murder
#11 - Cream puff murder
#12 - Plum pudding murder
#13 - Apple turnover murder
#14 - Devil's food cake murder
#15 - Cinnamon roll murder
#16 - Red velvet cupcake murder
#17 - Blackberry pie murder
#18 - Double fudge brownie murder
#19 - Wedding cake murder
#20 - Christmas caramel murder
#21 - Banana cream pie murder
#22 - Raspberry danish murder
#23 - Christmas cake murder
#24 - Chocolate cream pie murder
#25 - Coconut layer cake murder
#26 - Christmas cupcake murder
#27 - Triple chocolate cheesecake murder
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Recorded Books, LLC.
Narrated by Suzanne Toren.
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.