Carrot Cake Murder

Carrot Cake Murder

eBook - 2012
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Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer. . . Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe's recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who's in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty-five years--and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He's almost as popular as Hannah's scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus's favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the bar at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting-side down on the floor--and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus's return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus's past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah's got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer--even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise. . . Includes 12 original dessert recipes for you to try!
Publisher: [S.l.]: Kensington Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781617730115
Characteristics: c
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary


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Dec 18, 2019

The name was such intriguing I had to read it. I did not have a good start with this book. I could not pay attention to the words and ended up skipping most of the book. Actually, I stopped a third into the book. The recipes were a fun addition but they were not the best instructions. “Don’t sift, pack flour” The book overall there was nothing to really interest you. Hannah has a cat and own a bakery, has feelings for some guys who also has feelings for her. Fluke also has other books called (insert bakery item) murder. It overall gave a kind of generic feel, the title really seemed fun but the contents in the book weren't. I had trouble really getting into any of the characters shoes, they seemed lacking something more. I think the food concept was too much for me, everything was revolved around foods but they didn't seem even that good. The words and structure of the book is pretty mediocre. @TreeHugger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 17, 2016

I just can't with these books. They started out ok, but come on. There is no way she's better than the detective in this series every single time. It's annoying how the main character constantly corrects people. And don't get me started on how much of a prude she is. It seems the author is stuck in the 50's. Someone please tell the author that the phrase "she thought that but didn't say it" is so unbelievably over used. Pick another phrase for you character's thoughts for god sake.

wonderwords3 Feb 10, 2011

I enjoy this series. The characters are fun. The recipes are great. Plan to try some.

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