Apple Turnover Murder

Apple Turnover Murder

eBook - 2010
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It's June in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore, plus a massive fundraising event in need of confections--not to mention a killer who never learned that charity begins at home. Early summer brings plenty of work for Hannah, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order--for eleven-hundred cookies! Stephanie Bascomb if organizing an elaborate three-day event to support local charities, and though it's a worthy cause, Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. Hannah's never made a turnover--but, pushover that she is, she places her faith in Lisa's mother-in-law's recipe and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. Dozens of pastries and one hideous purple dress later, Hannah has to admit that stepping out of her comfort zone has been fun as well as profitable. The only snag is the show's host, community college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her younger sister Michelle each had unfortunate romantic relationships with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage--dead as a doornail with a turnover in his hand. Now, to protect her reputation and Michelle's, Hannah must get to the bottom of the professor's bitter end. There are plenty of scorned suspects, including an ex-wife who feels cheated in more ways than one, and a prominent local who may have been using Ramsey to avenge her own randy spouse. But who was unstable enough to snuff out Professor Love? A killer who's flakier than puff pastry--and far more dangerous. -- taken from the OverDrive website.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 2010
ISBN: 9780758257536
0758257538
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Giggle9450
Jan 28, 2014

This book is very simplistic. I enjoy the characters, but everything is just a bit too bland, too well, simplistic!

The best part, for me, are the recipes.... not that I try them. But, they are mostly so funny. I have friends in Minnesota [where the series takes place] and the recipes are dead on for what my friends eat. The "hot dish" [casserole], recipes that use cans of soup, etc. I mean, the recipes aren't meant to be funny, but they are dead-on. Just cracks me up. Plus, all of the coffee and hot cocoa.

smiletoday Mar 11, 2011

I always enjoy Joanne Fluke's mysteries...and especially the recipes!

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momoffive
Nov 16, 2010

I love all the books in this series. They are a great read!

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sanderoo
Nov 01, 2010

Although the story is a little simple and the characters somewhat "cookie-cutter", I did enjoy the recipes worked into the storyline and tried several of them.

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Jul 08, 2010

Fast-moving, as usual. An added complication is that it looks like Hannah may not get either of her two guys, after all her dithering as to which one she wants.

samdog123 Jun 02, 2010

I love Joanne Fluke's mystery series featuring Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar. Hannah seems to find dead bodies and gets involved in all the local hoopla surrounding murder investigations. Two swains, Norman and Mike, are always around to give her a helping hand. Humourous and heartwarming, this is a terrific mystery series.

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