Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
A Delicious Culinary Cozy Mystery
In this scrumptious new read in the blockbuster series packed with delightful recipes from a beloved New York Times bestselling author, baker Hannah Swensen is tempted by a high-profile tournament in Lake Eden that quickly turns deadly…
“A good puzzle, lots of delicious recipes…Fluke reinforces her place as the queen of culinary cozies.” —Publishers Weekly
Embracing a sweet escape from her usual routine at The Cookie Jar, Hannah gets asked for her help in baking pastries at the local inn for a flashy fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event’s renowned celebrity spokesperson…
Famed TV show host Sonny Bowman wasn’t humble about his ability to reel in winning catches, and no one knew that better than his tragically overworked sidekick, Joey. Did Joey finally take bloody revenge on his pompous boss—or was Sonny killed by a jealous contestant?
With goodies to bake and a mess of fresh challenges mixed into her personal life, it’s either sink or swim as Hannah joins forces with her sister, Andrea, to catch a clever culprit before another unsuspecting victim goes belly up…
“Delicious-sounding recipes…A final twist will have Fluke's many fans eagerly awaiting the next installment.” – Booklist
Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar!
Enthusiastic anglers are gathering in Lake Eden, Minn., for the Walleye Fishing Tournament in bestseller Fluke's diverting 28th Hannah Swenson mystery (after 2021's Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder). Sponsored by Wally Wallace, the legendary owner of a retail sporting goods empire, and featuring celebrity fishing expert Sonny Bowman, the star of Wally's TV show devoted to fishing, the event promises to bring much-needed business to the Lake Eden Inn as well as to shops in town like Hannah's bakery, the Cookie Jar. Sonny is secretly no expert, but surely that wasn't a good enough reason for someone to murder the man in his boat, execution-style. Initially, there are no real leads, but that doesn't stop Hannah, an experienced amateur sleuth, from investigating with the assistance of her sister, Andrea Todd, and the acceptance of Winnetka County Det. Mike Kingston. A good puzzle, lots of delicious recipes, and time spent with Hannah's beloved fan-favorite cat, Moishe, more than make up for the mildly irritating cliffhanger ending. Fluke reinforces her place as the queen of culinary cozies. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency.
Disappointed and confused
This book was very hard to read (but took less than an hour). Info changed from one chapter to the next about key characters; the recipes were more pages between chapters than the actual plot. It’s a fishing tournament with Norman participating but he’s never fishing. And we know Sally and Hannah both have ‘industrial ovens’, we don’t need to read it over and over.
I have read every book in this series and am very disappointed they are going downhill without a resolution to the Hannah romance debate