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Book
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Edition:
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Kensington Books, 2019.
Description:
357 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Not even Lake Eden's nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding. When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery--not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores's penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that's messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden. before someone takes a slice out of her!"-- Provided by publisher.
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LCCN:
2018912500
ISBN:
9781496718860
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
205601
Call Number:
M Flu
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0
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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. <p> 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. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Hannah Swensen (Female), Bakery shop owner, Married, Newlywed, Owns the Cookie Jar, a bakery; spent her honeymoon on a cruise; eager to settle down into domestic life;
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Topics
Small town life
Women-owned businesses
Bakers
Newlyweds
Scandal
Ex-boyfriends
Television programs
Murder
Emotions
Setting
Minnesota - Midwest (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Booklist Review

As Hannah Swensen struggles to come to terms with the revelation that her husband, Ross, is a bigamist, her family and friends rally around, sharing her outrage. With baking as her solace, Hannah, owner of the Cookie Jar, in Lake Eden, Minnesota, throws herself into work. However, Ross contacts Hannah, begging her forgiveness and asking for the money he left for her when he disappeared. Wanting nothing to do with him, Hannah refuses his request, and Ross threatens her. Her friends and family guard her day and night as they try to figure out why Ross needs the money so desperately. Meanwhile, an actress and friend of Hannah's mother is murdered, and naturally Hannah is determined to identify the killer. While there is little detection here, Hannah's fans will relish following Hannah's journey as she heals and becomes stronger, surrounded by the love of family and the many familiar, quirky residents of Lake Eden. Many delicious-sounding recipes are woven through the story, and Fluke ends this cozy mystery with another cliff-hanger, which will have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.--Sue O'Brien Copyright 2019 Booklist
Summary
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery-not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores's penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that's messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden . . . before someone takes a slice out of her!
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