New York Times Bestseller:Thanksgiving’s coming, but with a missing husband and a murder to solve, Hannah isn’t feeling very thankful…
Hannah Swensen has been feeling as bitter as November in Minnesota since her husband, Ross, vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But before taking a bite, P.K.—who’s been driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work—is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K.—or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table.
Features over a dozen cookie and dessert recipes from The Cookie Jar!
“Joanne Fluke is the doyenne of deadly desserts with her deliciously popular Hannah Swensen series.”—Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Fluke's flaky 22nd Hannah Swensen mystery set in Lake Eden, Minn. (after 2017's Banana Cream Pie Murder), Hannah's new husband, Ross Barton, vanishes, leaving her mopey but otherwise strangely unaffected by his absence. For someone who can't resist trying to solve murders, she doesn't really search for Ross at all, other than to note that, since he took only his condo keys, he must be planning on coming back one of these days. When Ross's assistant at the local radio station dies after eating poisoned candy that he found in Ross's desk, Hannah jumps into the investigation. Was the candy actually meant for Ross, and if so, could he have disappeared because someone is out to get him? Hannah's sleuthing is haphazard at best, and the solution is far-fetched. Ross's disappearance is beside the point, even if the reader gets a partial answer at the end. But the Hannah Swensen books have always been more about the food than the mystery, and this installment contains enough recipes to satisfy the most enthusiastic baker.