Strawberry Shortcake Murder

Strawberry Shortcake Murder In her debut mystery Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really

  • Title: Strawberry Shortcake Murder
  • Author: Joanne Fluke
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  • Page: 146
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  • In her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up Now, the flame haired, tart talking and baking heroine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder.Strawberry Shortcake Murder Whenthe presiIn her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up Now, the flame haired, tart talking and baking heroine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder.Strawberry Shortcake Murder Whenthe president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone cold dead, facedown in Hannah s celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden s sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed.Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah s snooping into the coach s private life and not coming up short on suspects And could Watson s harsh criticism during the judging have given one of the contestants a license to kill The stakes are rising faster than dough, and Hannah will have to be very careful, because somebody is cooking up a recipe for murder.with Hannah landing on the necessary ingredients list Another delicious adventure.a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied.but hungry for Publishers WeeklyIncludes seven delicious recipes

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    1. Joanne Fluke

      Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow s clothesline She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective s assistant, a corporate, legal, and pharmaceutical secretary, a short order cook, a florist s assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant on a now defunct operating system, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, half of a screenwriting team with her husband, and a mother, wife, and homemaker She now lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic Series Hannah Swensen


    1. Hannah is great. She seems very real but I don't know the mid-west all that well, so I have a few more books to read in this series before I come to a conclusion but I'm looking forward to it.(MINOR SPOILER, skip next paragraph)I was glad the coach bit the dust in this one, as he was not a very nice guy the whole abuse factor (not brought up a lot) made it clear he had to go.(OK to read)I loved the way this one was portrayed on the TV series with Alison Sweeney when the made it into a show. Fun [...]

    2. :: 4 Delicious Stars :: I adore this series. It is light, action packed, fun, and leaves readers craving for more. Hannah Swensen (the books heroine/amateur sleuth) is very likeable. She is smart, charming, and really knows how to dish out delicious treats! While I do feel like her character could be a bit more dynamic, there really isn’t anything bad I can say about her. Hopefully as the series progresses her character will develop a bit more. In addition to this, the plot is a bit predictabl [...]

    3. I really liked book #1 and I quickly bought and finished the second installment. Had to lower my rating though because the book is EXACTLY the same as the first one. As if it was written by a template or paint-by-numbers. (view spoiler)[In both books there is a murder committed and then a second murder committed because someone was a witness to the first murder. Hannah investigates "unofficially" and ends up in a final confrontation with the killer that is EXACTLY the same in both books. They ha [...]

    4. Another delicious murder mystery! Hannah has become a cooking judge in front of a live audience. She is also given her few minutes of fame before each contest begins by baking a recipe and sharing it with the viewers.One of the judges has to back out at the last minute due to a dental emergency, so the station has to have another person randomly choosen to be a judge on such short notice. They draw the name Boyd Watson. A basketball coach at the local high school where they are filming the bakin [...]

    5. It's a cop-out, but the Hannah Swensen mysteries really only need a lump review:For some reason, I keep reading these when they show up at the library. I don't know why. Do I enjoy them? Sure. They're trashy murder mysteries that don't always make sense. I can huff at them in irritation when the main character does, or thinks, something especially stupid. They involve recipes.Actually, the books are formulaic enough that they themselves were written by recipe.Yes, I will keep reading them, assum [...]

    6. The bad thing about these books is that I want to eat the entire time I'm reading! I enjoy Hannah Swensen and her uncanny ability to find herself in yet another murder mystery. It sort of reminds me of Scooby Doo and the gang and how they always wound up at the scene of a crime or in the middle of a case no matter what. I could do without the "too cheerful" dialogue and way happy ambience of these books, but I do enjoy them! This one had me stumped until the end. Now I'm on to the 3rd one :)

    7. Find this review, plus more, on my blog: Booklikes OR Blogger Basic InfoFormat: Audio Pages/Length: n/aGenre: Cozy Mystery Reason For Reading: I like the series At A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: NoCliff Hanger: NoTriggers: n/aRating: 3.5 stars Score SheetAll out of tenCover:6Plot: 6Characters: 6World Building: 6Flow:7Series Congruity: 8Writing: 7Ending: 7Total: 7In DepthBest Part: Food, duh. Worst Part: Kinda the same plot as book 1. Thoughts Had: Being on a diet stinks. Conclusion [...]

    8. It’s not all sugar and sweetness for Hannah in this cozy mystery. Judging a Dessert Bake-Off sounds like fun, until one of the judges is found dead. But the dead man, a coach and abusive husband, had more than one enemy, and Hannah is determined to narrow down the suspects. Hannah enlists the help of her sister to do some sleuthing, but they find more than they bargained for. The only thing that will slow down your reading of this tale are the recipes that are sprinkled throughout the story. Y [...]

    9. 3.5 StarsThis book was good; I did really enjoy the story line and the whodunit did keep me guessing right up until the end.My biggest issue was with Hannah; she drove me crazy! She just had this attitude about her that she knew everything. The way she talked about here sister, no wonder they didn't get along as children. I enjoy cozy mysteries, I think they are a lot of fun; but Hannah's whole 'I better than the police' started to get on my nerves.Like I said, I did enjoy it and I will be conti [...]

    10. I'm enjoying the heck out of this series. It isn't the best writing but goodness it definitely is one of the most relaxing reads I've had in a while. I'm loving it. And I can't wait to continue listening to them all on audiobook.

    11. I chose to read this book for the March Mystery Madness challenge that is going on. I am not at all familiar with cozy mysteries so it was a good idea for me to choose one for this challenge to kind of get an idea of what they are like. This one was for a cozy mystery involving cooking or crafting. I have not had the chance to read the first book since I do not own that one, but since this series has different cases with each book, it was fine to start with book 2. I did discover that with readi [...]

    12. This is the second cozy mystery in the Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke. For those of you who don't know, you can currently watch this series on the Hallmark channel. I personally haven't seen it, although I have heard it's great.Set in the fictional tiny town of Lake Eden, MI, Hannah Swensen is the owner of a bakery called The Cookie Jar. Once again, there's been a murder, and once again, we find Hannah placing herself in the middle of the investigation. Why she gets away with this, I don' [...]

    13. Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Joanne Fluke)Murder Mystery. Hannah Swensen is a baker living in rural Minnesota. When she is not baking she is solving crimesis job just comes naturally to her. Hannah is asked to judge a four day bake sale. After the first day one of the judges, Coach Boyd Watson is found dead and Hannah is on the scene.Hannah with the help of her sister Andrea, decide to do some investigatingFast paced who done it, with twists, turns a lot of suspects is a fun page turning all nig [...]

    14. these books are entertaining and a quick read. the mysteries aren't terribly complex, but they do offer some intriguing twists and turns to keep you reading! the bonus is that each book offers a handful if yummy-sounding dessert recipes. if you like to cook/bake/eat (lol), then that's just another reason to pick up these books! I've already got the next 2 on hold at the library and I can't wait to see what kind of shenanigans Hannah gets herself into next. :)

    15. Where is my insulin?? This book was way to sticky sweet and the emphasis was on how the author was going to be able to fit her recipes into the storyline versus the story line itself. I do believe, unless I need them for a challenge, this is my last Joanne Fluke book, unless I grab them to see what recipes she puts in them!

    16. Good one!! Fun murder mystery along with some new recipes. I'm definitely going to have to try to make the Chocolate Highlander Cookie Bars. Yum!! Also, my new motto from this book is: "If chocolate were a mandatory part of breakfast, people wouldn't be so grouchy in the morning"!!

    17. While some referenced how similar the structure of the book was to its predecessor, I didn't mind. This book was a fun read, and that's what I wanted it to be.

    18. This is the second cozy, Strawberry Shortcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke that I have enjoyed. I am already realizing that completing these books in order is advantageous, given that each book adds more layers to the main characters: Hannah, otherwise known as The Cookie Lady, the proprietress of a very successful bake shop, Andrea, her real estate broker sister and sidekick, and several other folks who work and live in the Minnesota town of Eden Mill. This book could be read as a standalone, but I [...]

    19. This story features Hannah Swensen, and she is one of the judges of the Heartland Flour Dessert Bakeoff that is being broadcast on the local television station. One of the judges has to bow out and they bring in, Boyd Watson, a character from the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder who was proven to be a wife beater. He is the coach of the Gulls high school basketball varsity team. He says some not so nice things to some of the contestants and they end up finding his dead body the next day. Hannah gets [...]

    20. 2nd in the Hannah Swensen series.The second installment of the series improved on the first. Hannah is obviously growing as a character. She makes better decisions, yet is still her impulsive self. Her relationship with her sister, Andrea, is also growing. This time when murder strikes in Lake Eden, Hannah needs to help her friend, Danielle, who is suspected of murdering her battering husband. Andrea insists on helping Hannah and the two become quite the investigative pair. Andrea is the charmer [...]

    21. When the president of Hartland Flour chooses Lake Eden, Minnesota as the host for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is overjoyed to be picked to serve as head judge. When a fellow judge has to drop out due to illness, Coach Boyd Watson is selected to replace him. During the first day's competition, Coach Boyd rudely criticizes the desserts of four of the contestants, annoying everyone. Later that evening Hannah gets an urgent call from her friend and Boyd's wife, Danielle. When she arr [...]

    22. Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars ReviewsHannah and her friends are going to be in a bake off. But when the local high school coach gets murdered and the cops suspect the battered wife, Hannah knows she isn't the killer, so she's going to figure it out herself. But she may have a few issues along the way. This book was okay. I liked the mystery, and Hannah and her sister together. What I really didn't like was the two love interests she had, because it really felt like I missed something or the [...]

    23. There is a point in this book at which any basic human intelligence, or probably one of those chess-playing computers, would figure out the killer with no problem. Coincidentally, this is the exact same point at which Hannah suddenly becomes dumber than a sack of rocks. I assume she got hit in the head with an oven door off-camera or something. There was no mention of Mike's moustache but I have to assume it is still there, lurking.

    24. I'm not sure I like the dessert recipes better than the cookie recipes. I thought this plot was a tad draggy at times,which explains why it took me so long to read, but I like the light hearted love triangle developing.

    25. I really enjoyed how Andrea helped out a lot with the crime solving, perhaps because she acts just like I would. I also am still on team Norm personally. Also she didn't feed her cat too much in this one, which is good. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes from this series!

    26. This felt overly long. As soon as she finally figured out who the murderer was, I turned it off. This series is probably not for me.

    27. Love this series. It took me almost to the end to figure out who the killer was. I do love Hannah and the way she takes care of her friends. Even the way she uses cookies to get information she needs. And of course the recipes are a bonus. Still a very cozy read.

    28. Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery is planning to expand her menu to include desserts. As a judge for the Heartland Flour Bake Off, she gets to try out new recipes to debut on the local news. When Hannah's fellow judge Coach Boyd Watson stings the contestants with his negative comments, Hannah tries to soften the blow with more positive comments and constructive criticism. The next time Hannah sees Coach, he's lying dead on the garage floor, his head bashed in with a hammer. The poli [...]

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