Carrot Cake Murder

Carrot Cake Murder The tenth mouth watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M C Beaton and Leslie Meier Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate But she ll

  • Title: Carrot Cake Murder
  • Author: Joanne Fluke
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  • Page: 331
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  • The tenth mouth watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M C Beaton and Leslie Meier Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate But she ll always make time to help business partner, Lisa, plan her big family reunion When Lisa s long lost uncle, Gus, makes a surprise appearance, everyone is delighted But eThe tenth mouth watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M C Beaton and Leslie Meier.Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate But she ll always make time to help business partner, Lisa, plan her big family reunion When Lisa s long lost uncle, Gus, makes a surprise appearance, everyone is delighted But excitement soon turns into disaster when Gus vanishes into thin air Hannah offers to track him down, and her search leads to a shocking find when she discovers 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 Now Hannah must sift through a long list of suspects to find the killer even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise

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    1. 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

    2. 4 stars to Joanne Fluke's Carrot Cake Murder, the tenth book in the "Hannah Swensen" cozy murder mystery series, a series which was made into several fun TV movies called "Murder, She Baked" starring Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison. The series continues to delight readers, providing at least 15 to 20 recipes that sound delicious and look fairly easy to make. I recommend you give all three a try -- the book, the movie and the food!StoryAs set up in the previous book, Hannah's protege and part [...]

    3. I'm really struggling with this. It's been several months since I've read any of this series, and coming back to it is making me realize how terrible the writing is. First, the characters are just far too goody-two-shoes and high-horse-like for me to stand any longer. If I met Hannah on the street, I would probably have to beat the daylights out of her. But beyond that, so much of the book, especially the dialogue is forced beyond anything I've seen. Dialoge to describe how you make a recipe wit [...]

    4. Release Date:May 1, 2012 Genre:Cozy Mystery Another hit in the Hanna Swensen series- a highly enjoyable coz mystery that revolves around baked sweets and murder! Once again, Hannah is back on the case- trying to find a killer while juggling her culinary career and prospects of love. Some may say that Hanna is quite intuitive and I would agree! However, I wish she would do something about her two love interests. While the author and Hannah make it very clear that Hannah won’t jump into somethin [...]

    5. Me starting this book:Me finishing this book:I stumbled across these books in Barnes and Noble back and June and thought the premise sounded so ridiculous. "I'm going to read all of these because they're probably so terrible that they're hilarious." OH MY GOD I WAS SO WRONG. They're not hilarious, they're just so bad! The first one was, meh, whatever BUT I'M 10 BOOKS IN NOW and oh my god, JoAnne what the hell are you even doing? These books are all. the. same. Mix it up, woman! Stop using the wo [...]

    6. As is typical in the Hannah Swensen world - Hannah is able to "save" the day while getting little to no sleep, somehow doing no work for the cookie shop, and grammatically correcting everyone around her. I read a review for the last book I read in this series and someone mentioned the annoyance they had that Hannah's two sisters were supposed to be gorgeous and stylish, but then they end up wearing the weirdest (non stylish) clothes. I noticed two times in this book people were wearing pantsuits [...]

    7. I'm wavering between giving this book one or two stars. I thought the first few books were cute but the series has gotten progressively more lame. So many plot points, big and small, are just unbelievable. It is 2008 and the owner of the gas station has to call in credit card numbers? But not on a Sunday of course so she'll jot down a card number to call in Mon? It is 2008 and Lisa seriously has no idea what a s'more is, so Hannah has to explain it to her? Norman, the local dentist, just hops a [...]

    8. Fluke has perfected her gimmick with this series: predictable murder, tasty recipes. She also recycles many descriptions and dialogue from previous books in the series, as well as drop trivia in the most random places. Hockey puck regulations? Major Native American tribes?And yet, as frustrating and mundane as it may seem, there's something to be said for how fresh-apple-pie everything is, how the biggest drama in this series and fictional landscape is having a nagging mother and the interest of [...]

    9. I'm in love with this series. It doesn't matter which book, they are really fun reads, and if you like cooking, there are some great recipes included.Carrot Cake Murder is book 10 in the series. I'd say of the three that I've read, this one was definitely one of the best.Here are the reasons this book is so great.1. Not a lot with the love triangle in this one. Its hard to deal with the whole Hannah, Mike and Norman thing, and in this book it wasn't such a huge issue.2. The mystery was really in [...]

    10. #10 in the Hannah Swensen "cozy murder mystery series with recipes"This one takes place at a family reunion for 150+ people, and somehow half of the townsfolk get invited to attend, also. Again, a light fluff read with recipes inserted distractingly at the end of chapters, rather than the end of the book. The love triangle continues to move nowhere. At least 50 pages of each book so far are wasted with reintroducing characters; Hannah's cat antics; repeated descriptions of her early morning wake [...]

    11. Quick read. The biggest puzzle for me, having come into the series at book 10, after "huh?" was who are these people? They don't have current computer or phone skills, they have been living in some rural backwater which seems like its intended to be reminiscent of the original Eden, for too many generations for anyone to remember. They all know each other's back stories, but the reader doesn't. They laugh at things that I could not appreciate as funny. They know acronyms for all the Native Ameri [...]

    12. 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 [...]

    13. A piece of cake to read. Har har har. I've read almost every book in this series. The plots are formulaic but it's good when you don't have to think and in my jobs I read for work, not pleasure, too much of the time. I read culinary mysteries for the recipes. I get just as tired of goody-goody Hannah trying to choose between two boyfriends in this one -- oh grow up -- as I weary of Goldy in Diane Mott Davidson's series reminding everyone what a horrible abusive ex-husband she has -- you have a b [...]

    14. Like a delicious piece of Carrot Cake this was a great mystery! Uncle Gus shows up out of the blue at the family reunion that Lisa and Herb have put together. Hannah and the cast of characters had me still laughing and enjoying the plot. But things that got to me about the book (that did not cause me to change my rating) were the fact that Herb seemed to have no real emotional response to his uncle getting killed nor really did his sisters. Yes he disappeared for 30 years but to have a family me [...]

    15. Just finished #10 in this series and I still find these to be pretty entertaining. I enjoy listening to the narrator, so that is an added bonus.

    16. Ah!! Hannah solves another murder. Mike the jerk keeps on using Hannah. And I love the recipes, but because the show up in between chapters, I feel like it's an intermission. Wish they would put them at the end of the book. It did take me awhile to guess who the murderer was. Still want to read more, just to find out who Hannah chooses.

    17. Old family secrets are boiling just underneath the surface when a long-lost relative shows up at the Beeseman-Herman family reunion in Lake Eden, MN. Gus Herman reappears after 25 years, showing off very expensive clothes and jewelry and telling tales of his huge success. Obviously emotions are still raw, even decades after his disappearance in the middle of the night with no explanation. Hannah Swensen's business partner, Lisa, is a member of the family so The Cookie Jar is catering the event. [...]

    18. Anytime I look at my Joanne Fluke collection on my shelf I feel as if I have slices of dessert stacked one next to the other, these delicious morsels of sweet goodness are a fun getaway, as a nice book should be if you ask me! This is a cozy mystery with recipes and the theme of the story is carrot cake, sweet and chewy with a salty cream cheese frosting, smiles and tears if you will. There are some happy developments and there is death of course, as usual Hannah finds herself in the middle of e [...]

    19. In Carrot Cake Murder, Hannah Swensen 10th mystery we have the return of Gus, Hannah’s partner Lisa’s uncle, after a 30 year absence and there are many questions about why he went away in the first place, is he really Gus and is he really as successful as he keeps announcing to everyone. He seems a really suspicious character but when he is found dead Hannah discovers that a lot of people may have had a motive to do away with him and the first suspect that the police considers his Lisa’s d [...]

    20. I have come to the conclusion that Joanna Fluke writes as if her reads are dumb. Not illiterate, but dumb. She explains things that don't need explaining and she justifies events and encounters like we would doubt her if she didn't. With half of the above taken out, this book would go from 334 pages to probably 250 pages. In other words she uses too much fluff!The recipes weren't so great in the book either. I was waiting for the red velvet cookie recipe and never got that.I am still giving it t [...]

    21. I wanted to like this. The recipes look wonderful. However there was too much meaningless detail and not red herring kind of detail but trivial detail. A paragraph when Hannah wakes up about the size and colors of hockey pucks, that honest to goodness has nothing to do with anything. There was so much of this and so little of the mystery that I started to get supremely annoyed and started skimming huge sections just to try to find the mystery bits of the plot. I like cozy mysteries and I've hear [...]

    22. I had some ill will towards this book early on. Mainly because of that dratted cat, Moishe. He is too aggravating, and quite a few of Hannah Swensen books in the not so distant past clinched one star because of his 'adventures'. I wish someone would immolate that cat. Anyway this book is the first genuine book in the series to earn four stars from moi. Candy Cane Murder doesn't count. It seems strange that the same English words found in the dictionary, when arranged by a skilled writer, can gen [...]

    23. Carrot cake murder by Joanne FlukeA reunion of Lisas relatives and when the whole clan gets together for the photo one uncle is missing. Hannah puts the clues together with help from her family and friends as they question everybody as to where they were at the time of the murder and discovering who and why they'd want the uncle dead.Love the recipes during the chapters but she has to be careful as others might want her dead also.Love this series and the dentist Norman and cop Mike wanting her t [...]

    24. This is a great series of books, I have read them all. The main character is Hannah Swensen and she owns a cookie shop. The books are set in a small town in Minnesota. Hannah helps the police solve all the murders that happen. I will avoid living in Lake Eden, Mn at all costs because people are always being murdered there!! The books are fun and a fast read without language or sex. And best of all the books have lots of recipes in them for the cookies she sells at her shop and other recipes that [...]

    25. I was really disappointed with this book. I had read the first in the series a long time ago and remembered liking it fairly well. This book was painful to read. There were WAY too many characters and I didn't understand the premise (why was the whole town attending a family reunion?). The writing was childish (Hannah didn't know what a ring tone was and definitions of very easy words) and there were quite a few grammatical errors.The only reason I might suggest this book to someone is for the r [...]

    26. Forgive the food analogies. I don't want to be a book (food) snob but I'm having reader's (eater's remorse). (And yes, eater's remorse is a real termgoogle it.) There are so many great or even good books and I wasted time (calories). It was like the character's lemon fluff jello dessert: light, fluffy, but no real substance (nutrition).Can I surmise that Goodread reviewers do like a great escape book now and then? But even then expect some character depth and plot twists? If so, join me in coini [...]

    27. Yay! Hannah finally didn't confront someone she was convinced was a murderer in a secluded place, alone without a weapon and with no planned backup. sarcasm aside I've made it this far in the series because I have enjoyed the mysteries and it's nice to finally have the protagonist behave more sensibly.

    28. I really liked this book but was disappointed with it at the same time. The mystery was too easy to solve and it made me wonder why it took Hannah so long to figure out who the killer was. The writing to build up the reveal of the murderer was nicely done. This book was definitely better than the last one but it's not up to what I expect from Joanne Fluke.

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