Sugar Cookie Murder

Sugar Cookie Murder This was a disappointment As with others I thought I was getting a whole book instead of a novella The mystery felt forced, perhaps if she d had an entire novel to work with Fluke could have rounded the characters out a bitHannah was pushier andcontrolling that ever Mike was total jerk,but he is always a jerk, it was justemphasized in this one Mike s jerkiness made Hannah seem very shallow He s rude, overbearing and sexist to her but because he is tall dark and handsome all is forgiven as soon as he smiles at her Dump the idiot already And just what is wrong with Delores new man Lots of hints that are not developed at all which makes Hannah her sisters seem very petty jealous that her mom has met someone Perhaps it s all foreshadowing for a later novel where he turns out to be a mass murderer and extortionist or something But I put this book down dearly hoping Hannah is completely wrong about him because I am just sick of her know it all attitude Not to mention her petty nagging about the use of English Only Norman his mom came out of this one ok.Probably I am so annoyed about the interpersonal relationships of the regular characters because the mystery itself was so forgettable It was all about the food for a cookbook, oh and someone died Mike was a jerk and Hannah solved who dunnit by being so exceedingly nosy she sounded like a blackmailer half the time, but then she often does.Very disappointed in this one TheI get into this series, the less I like Mike He needs to be kicked out The Holidays Are The Icing On The Cake For Bakery Owner Hannah Swensen Surrounded By Her Loved Ones, She Has All The Ingredients For A Perfect Christmas Until Murder Is Added To The Mix When It Comes To Holidays, Minnesotans Rise To The Occasion And The Little Town Of Lake Eden Is Baking Up A Storm With Hannah Leading The Way The Annual Christmas Buffet Is The Final Test Of The Recipes Hannah Has Collected For The Lake Eden Holiday Buffet CookbookThe Recently Divorced Martin Dubinski Arrives At The Buffet With His New Vegas Showgirl Wife All Wrapped Up In Glitter And Fur His Ex Wife, However, Seems As Cool As Chilled Eggnog And When Hannah S Mother S Antique Christmas Cake Knife Disappears, Its Discovery In The Decolletage Of The New And Now Late Mrs Dubinski Puts The Festivities On IceWith Everyone Stranded At The Community Center By A Blizzard, Hannah Puts Her Investigative Skills To The Test, Using The Ingredients At Hand Half The Town Of Lake Eden And A Killer Now, As The Snowdrifts Get Higher, It S Up To Hannah To Dig Out All The Clues And Make Sure That This White Christmas Doesn T Bring Any Deadly Tidings Wacky And Delightful Characters, Plus Tempting Recipes From Appetizers To Desserts, Make This Lighthearted Offering Sure To Please The Palate Of Any Cozy Fan Publishers Weekly Fluke S Talent For Spinning A Mesmerizing Tale Carries On In This Sixth Book, And Its Holiday Recipes Are An Added Treat For Readers Times News Record INCLUDES OVERORIGINAL RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY Hannah Swensen can whip up a batch of cookies as fast as she can solve a murder This book wasn t as long as the others, but I enjoyed it The last 2 3 of the book was all recipes However it was a great novella Andrea had her baby Yay There was another murder But it wasn t really a murder And Hannah solved it Again Seriously she could be a cop, she figures it out before Mike every single time.Mike is still a jerk I wish Hannah would quit giving him chances Norman is so much better but I fear they are stuck in the friend zone Mike has the heat but he is a major butt Hannah could take over his job so easily Looking forward to the next book with baby Bethany, Andrea and Hannah and another murder I gave this book four stars after some debating I finally decided that I liked the characters and the basic thought process behind the book itself a lot Enough that I want to read the rest of the series sitting on my TBR shelf However, if I was rating it on mystery alone, I d definitely have to go lower.For me, this book wasn t about the mystery so much as the quirky and fun characters What can I say, small town Minnesota pot luck I mean how do you go wrong I ve been there, doing the church pot lucks Especially the time I was activity chair for my tiny church in small town Ohio where I planned many a pot luck.Hannah Swensen is a fantastic character and I like her I especially like that she ran around the pot luck telling everyone and their brother about the murdered Las Vegas showgirl out in the snowy parking lot Who cares that her cop boyfriend told her the murderer was most likely still there and to keep it under wraps Obviously he hasn t been in Small Town very long HA Hannah s super pregnant, 20 dessert eating, sister as a sidekick Priceless Who doesn t like a lady playing detective while waddling around about to give birth in a blizzard And the food Oh the food Trust me A swipe a lot of my recipes from these Hannah Swensen mysteries Part of why I ve held off reading them If I read them I have to give them back to mom, right Hello, they are my cookbooks The mystery surrounds a pot luck and the author included all the recipes for the various foods at the dinner I like that In character I might add She even included Hannah s Hot Brownies made with jalepono peppers Genious way to get at your cop boyfriend when he s talking about another woman s brownies Let me tell you, my husband would be lucky if that s ALL I did to him HA Hannah, you are awesome in your diabolical baking It s a fun read to zip through but don t be prepared for a serious mystery Curl up under your favourite quilt and a mug of cocoa and settle down for a good time Lady O I enjoyed the story itself, but little did I imagine that the actual story would be THIS short and the rest 30% would be spent listing up all the recipes of what supposedly appeared in this book I hate to say this but I couldn t help but feel a bit cheated I wasn t expecting this.Nonetheless, as I mentioned earlier, the story itself is well written The pacing is brisk, crisp and clear Entertaining, heart warming, and it gives you a cozy, festive cheer A perfect read for Christmas time, I can vouch for that.The love triangle between Mike, Hannah, and Norman doesn t seem to develop much, but I saw a stark contrast in the personality traits of the two men Mike and Norman, and I found it very interesting I liked how the fiery side of Mike s nature being accentuated in this book whereas Norman was portrayed as stable as a calming sea collected, generous, and dependable I wonder which man Hannah eventually picks.Story wise, I am not sure if it s because of its brevity, but I felt the mystery part inevitably wasn t up to par No mistake, it was good I totally enjoyed Hannah, Andrea, and Michelle s little investigation and the whole process of nailing down the suspect not to mention the fiery fistfight between two key characters , but I couldn t help but feel it was a bit underwhelming in my eyes.Regardless, I seem to have fallen in love with the series itself no matter how much space of a book is spent on things that are inconsequential and are not directly relevant to the story I ve already got the next book in the series I think I ll just go ahead right in the book and see if it sates my thirst for . This is my first book of Joanne Fluke s It might even had been my last, if I didn t get the other book free as well when I volunteered at the library s yearly book sale Gosh it was awful I found the characters lacking personalities, and I was really shocked with the reactions or I should say lack of reaction of some of the people, including the main character Hannah, when the victim is murdered can t say who it is The reason I picked this book was basically because, I thought it was really cool that there are tons of recipes in the back of a novel all the recipes that is served at Hannah s Christmas Buffet are included which this story takes place at But the story plot was really boring, not to mention every time Hannah was listing all the recipes people had bought There was really no base to the story, it was rushed thank goodness and it was just bla bla bla. Book 6 in the Hannah Swenson series has our heroine amateur sleuth coordinating the Lake Eden Christmas Potluck supper Everyone will be bringing the dishes they ve offered for inclusion in the latest community cookbook, and Hannah s mother has offered a beautiful antique cake knife to cut a very special cake This is Minnesota and a snowstorm isn t about to keep the residents of Lake Eden away from the Community Center, so the place is packed But before the desserts are even set out on the buffet tables, the valuable antique goes missing, and Hannah finds it embedded to the hilt in the latest murder victim.This novella 168 pages of the 341 total pages in the book is a barely concealed attempt at interesting us in the recipes which take upthan half the book And it s a failed attempt at that The mystery is weak, Hannah and her sisters run around like fools jumping to conclusions and keeping notes on the backs of napkins and Fluke gives us a description of every napkin s design , while Mike is holed up in a small office interviewing and investigating Of course, Hannah solves the crime on page 151 and Fluke fills another seventeen pages with a side story dealing with sister Andrea It s just a waste of time and paper I ve read several of the books in this series and at least they usually have some good cookie recipes in them This time all the recipes are in the second half of the book, and like a community cookbook they re arranged from soup to extras including catfish bait I kid you not Most of them require a slow cooker and most of them include canned mushroom soup Several had serious errors in the recipe instructions or ingredients list Like I said, a waste of time Well, it fulfilled a challenge requirement and there were a couple of dessert recipes that look worth the effort to try them, so they earned 1 star. Luck doesn t have anything to do with it Intimidation is an art form, and don t you dare forget it It s Christmas Hannah is preparing for the annual banquet at Eden Lake, and everyone in town is expected to come Except, that is, for recently divorced Martin Dubinski s new wife a tall, gorgeous Las Vegas dancer whom he met and married on a whim just a week before When the exotic beauty gets killed in the parking lot, and everyone is locked in with the excuse of keeping safe from the snowstorm, Hannah and her gang are forced to investigate on yet another body oh, yes did I mention Hannah found this one as well A frozen corpse in the snow turns out to be exactly what is needed to turn up the heat in this cold, Christmas night At this point, no one is even upset any by Hanna s unsettling habit of finding bodies every other day really, this woman meetsdeceased people than a graveyard even the town cop now is just leaving her alone, unlike her mother, who keeps complaining that this habit will ruin her social life even though Hannah s murder club grows dangerously fast, and she uses corpses as her main way to bond with people, including her sister and everyone seems to take for granted that a new killer means a new investigation form infamous snooper Hannah Swensen. Oh, I was sold on this one from the moment the green eyed monster reared its ugly head and Hannah was having a bake off with the police detective s ex girlfriend So cute This was perfect to read in between getting my pies ready for Thanksgiving it got me into such a holiday baking mood Hannah and crew are having a potluck dinner for the entire town, and this is just another thing I love about Joanne Fluke s writing when she does a Christmas book she goes all out 5 reindeer on it, and it s small town Minnesota cozy as well There s a CRAZY snowstorm going on, Hannah s sister is about to have a baby, there s a priceless antique cake cutter everyone better keep their eyes on and of course, all the small town gossip The middle school jazz band even comes to play The town characters are a real treat with all those conflicting personalities, and of course the recipes just make you want to go to your kitchen and start baking Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Sugar Cookie Murder
  • Joanne Fluke
  • 27 August 2019
  • 9781496714046

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