Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back--and the cookies are crumbling--as
acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder,
mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery. . .
Blueberry Muffin Murder
Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter
Carnival--and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular
shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter
Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac--a half-baked
idea, in Hannah's opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the
confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show--sweet, light, and
scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
Hannah's suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac's limo rolls into
town. Turns out America's "Cooking Sweetheart" is bossy, bad-tempered,
and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives
at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp--and
Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of
Hannah's famous blueberry muffins.
Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar's
kitchen crime scene off-limits. She's a baker without an oven--and the
Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah's only alternative is to
cook up a plan to save her business--by finding the killer herself. . .
Includes seven original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!
"Delicious food descriptions and recipes, warm and familiar characters
who grow into real people. . .a vivid picture of the small lake town and a
well-crafted mystery provide the ingredients for yet another tempting
feast that should satisfy all fans, old and new."--Publishers Weekly