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Red velvet cupcake murder, Joanne Fluke

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Red velvet cupcake murder
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Red velvet cupcake murder
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Joanne Fluke
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eng
Summary
When one of her famous Red Velvet cupcakes is thought to have caused the death of her rival--a scandalous Lake Eden legend who was trying to steal her boyfriend--Hannah Swensen becomes the unlikely suspect in a murder investigation and must whip up the real killer before someone else gets iced
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  • Hannah Swensen’s eighteenth adventure in Lake Eden, Minnesota, begins with a suspicious accident at the opening of a refurbished hotel—Hannah’s famous red-velvet cupcakes are being served in the hotel’s new Red Velvet Lounge. After police-department secretary Barbara, a recurring series character, falls off the roof during the party, Barbara insists her brother pushed her, but no one is aware that she had any siblings. Then Hannah finds the fiancée of one of her former boyfriends at the bottom of a lake and becomes a suspect. Although Hannah’s infallibility defies belief and tries patience, Fluke continues to appeal with delicious recipes and warm, small-town personalities. Series readers will enjoy following the continuing story, and, of course, fans of cupcake-themed mysteries by Jenn McKinlay will savor those red-velvet treats. -- Alessio, Amy (Reviewed 04-15-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 16)
  • Despite the 26 sweet and savory recipes scattered throughout, crime buffs may find little nourishment in bestseller Fluke’s 16th Hannah Swenson novel (after 2012’s Cinnamon Roll Murder). As the owner of the Cookie Jar coffee shop and bakery in Lake Eden, Minn., Hannah helps cater the Albion Hotel’s grand reopening, where the main event proves to be the return of the notorious town floozy, “Doctor Bev,” on the arm of the hotel’s owner, wealthy playboy Roger Dalworth. More than gossip is in the air, though, after the Lake Eden sheriff’s secretary, Barbara Donnelly, falls from the hotel penthouse, sustaining serious brain damage. A subsequent fatal automobile accident suggests to Hannah that murder is once again stalking the small town. Fluke fans should appreciate the reappearance of series regulars like Hannah’s two boyfriends, Mike Kingston and Norman Rhodes (who turns out to be an old flame of Bev’s), but the tepid humor and meandering storyline are unlikely to win newcomers. Author tour. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 21, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 03, p)
  • Hannah Swensen's cupcakes come under suspicion when an old rival dies from poisoning. Culinary cozies don't get any tastier than this winning series, now serving up case number 18 (after Cinnamon Roll Murder ). --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed March 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 4, p62)
  • All of Lake Eden is agog when the police chief's secretary takes a tumble from the penthouse of a condo complex. Fabulously wealthy Roger Dalworth has pulled out all the stops for the grand reopening of the Albion Hotel, his new luxury condo project. A caterer from Minneapolis! Red Velvet Surprise Cupcakes from The Cookie Jar for dessert! The evening is so grand that The Cookie Jar's owner, Hannah Swensen (Cinnamon Roll Murder, 2012, etc.), in eye makeup and pantyhose, decides to tour the Albion's posh penthouse, complete with its outdoor garden. Hannah is luckier than Barbara Donnelly, whose own tour of the penthouse ends in a headfirst plunge to the parking lot. Barbara survives, much addled, leaving amateur sleuth Hannah to decode her ramblings about her brother (Barbara is an only child) and a furry white monster that lurks in her hospital room. Hannah soon has her own worries. She finds Dr. Bev Thorndike, her former rival for local dentist Norman Rhodes' affections, in her red Maserati at the bottom of Miller's Pond. Even though Dr. Bev has recently become engaged to Roger, her death puts Hannah very much on Detective Mike Kingston's radar screen. Can Hannah find the real culprit before Mike ends the discussion of whether he or Norman will be the one to wrestle her to the altar by putting her in the slammer instead? Even when she's in pantyhose, Hannah's grit and quick thinking once more save the day.(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167002
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fluke, Joanne
Index
index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes!
Series volume
[bk. 17]
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  • Murder
  • Women detectives
  • Swensen, Hannah (Fictitious character)
  • Bakers
  • Minnesota
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Red velvet cupcake murder, Joanne Fluke
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Publication
Note
Includes recipe index
Control code
000050529539
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 323 p.
Isbn
9780758280343
Label
Red velvet cupcake murder, Joanne Fluke
Publication
Note
Includes recipe index
Control code
000050529539
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 323 p.
Isbn
9780758280343

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