USA Today Bestseller: A Minnesota baker is pulled into the mix when a man from her past is murdered: “Charming…scrumptious recipes.”—Publishers Weekly
Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb’s wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event…for eleven hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa, and even agrees to be a magician’s assistant in the fundraiser's talent show.
The only snag is the show’s host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage—dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now she must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry, and far more dangerous…
Includes cookie and dessert recipes from The Cookie Jar
“The ever popular Fluke writes engaging cozies with one part great characters, one part gentle story, and three parts the best recipes in the genre.”—Library Journal
“[A] delightful, thoroughly entertaining series.”—Romantic Times
Cozy fans will welcome bestseller Fluke's charming 13th Hannah Swensen mystery (after 2009's Plum Pudding Murder). Hannah is working long hours at her bakery, the Cookie Jar, in Lake Eden, Minn., as well as dating two men, dentist Norman Rhodes and local sheriff Mike Kingston. Her personal life gets more complicated with the reappearance of Bradford Ramsey, a college professor with whom Hannah had a brief fling when she was a na ve graduate student. Hannah hopes ladies' man Bradford has forgotten the embarrassing episode. When Hannah winds up serving as a magician's assistant for a charity show, she has the misfortune to find Bradford, the show's host, backstage "stone cold dead." With her usual wit and flair, amateur sleuth Hannah narrows down the list of suspects in Bradford's murder, but can she catch the culprit before she becomes the next victim? Scrumptious recipes include mocha nut butterballs and chocolate marshmallow cookie bars. Author tour.
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Apple Turnover Murder
This book has interesting characters and is fast moving. The recipes at the end of most chapters sound delicious and I plan on trying several of them. The only problem was how abruptly the book ended. The author introduced a couple of new ideas but went nowhere with them. There was no leading up to the end, it just stopped.
Apple Turnover Murder
Shallow, too abrupt an ending, too much coffee. A little silly but an easy read.
Apple turnover murder
Too many typos, mistakes, Misspellings. A wedding guest is NOT dressed in bridal finery... First page. "Almost" is spelled "al2 most" on the first page... And it does not improve page-by-page. It was too annoying to read.