Straight from the surefire pantry of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanne Fluke, a classic cozy mystery in which baker Hannah Swensen discovers that sometimes life can be a little too sweet . . .
Hannah Swensen must admit that her life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery’s delectable confections are selling almost as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is on cloud nine, head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon!
When Bob’s childhood friend Matthew Walters comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he’s on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan—until Hannah finds Matthew dead in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil’s Food Cake.
Determined to find out who killed Matthew, Hannah starts asking questions—and discovers that the good Reverend wasn’t quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. It will take some more digging to find out, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly . . .
About the Author
Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, including Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, Raspberry Danish Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Six novels in the series have been adapted for screen as Murder, She Baked, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries® original television movie franchise starring Alison Sweeney as Hannah, with more to come. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at JoanneFluke.com.
Praise for Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
”Fluke’s fans call her “the queen of culinary capers”—and her stories have shown me just how cozy mysteries can be when food is at the heart of them.” —Bon Appetit’s Highly Recommended
“A good puzzle, lots of delicious recipes, and time spent with Hannah’s beloved fan-favorite cat, Moishe... Fluke reinforces her place as the queen of culinary cozies.” —Publishers Weekly on Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
“Hannah Swensen manages to make a party of her sleuthing.” —Alyse Burnside, The Atlantic
"The coziest cozies remain those by Joanne Fluke." —The New York Times Book Review on Banana Cream Pie Murder
“Fans of the beloved long-running series will revel in another encounter with the familiar cast of characters, all the while relishing the baking frame and the delicious-sounding recipes that are interspersed throughout.” —Booklist on Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
“Another sweet-tempered outing filled with tempting sweets.” —Kirkus Reviews on Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
“Don't miss this charming mystery, which will also satisfy your sweet tooth.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for Christmas Cupcake Murder
“Dripping with sweet desserts and mystery!” —PopSugar on Christmas Cupcake Murder
“A lighthearted murder mystery that also happens to have some delicious recipes sprinkled throughout.” —Romper on Christmas Cupcake Murder
“Fun characters, delicious treats and a dash of danger abound in this super-sweet whodunit.” —Woman’s World (Book Club Pick) on Christmas Cupcake Murder
“Many delightful and mouth-watering recipes…Perusing these sweet treats is sure to have the reader salivating without even consuming a morsel!” —New York Journal of Books on Christmas Cupcake Murder
"Fluke demonstrates why she's considered the queen of culinary cozies." —Publishers Weekly on Coconut Layer Cake Murder
"Cozy mysteries don't get any cozier than Joanne Fluke's, and her latest in the Hannah Swensen series is no exception...The continued antics of Lake Eden's quirky characters make Coconut Layer Cake Murder a treat—everything a cozy mystery should be." —ForeWord Reviews
"Congratulations to Joanne Fluke for pulling us in once again into a world where food is plentiful, true friends are faithful, and someone is always there to help when problems come along." —The Food Channel on Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
"Full of delicious recipes, this novel is sure to give sweet-tooth sleuths a lot to dig in to!" —Woman's World on Banana Cream Pie Murder