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Blackberry Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes!

Joanne Fluke

ISBN 9780758280374
Publish Date 2/25/2014
Format Hardcover
Categories Kensington, Cozy, Joanne Fluke, Hannah Swensen Mystery
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RT Awards Nominee
Mystery & Suspense – Best Amateur Sleuth

It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body--a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she?

Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested. . .for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust--and get herself to the church on time. . .

Indulge In Joanne Fluke's Criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries!

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

"Culinary Cozies Don't Get Any Tastier Than This Winning series." --Library Journal

"Loaded with mouthwatering recipes and clever plotting, the latest Hannah Swensen mystery delights." --RT Book Reviews

"If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke." --The Charlotte Observer

Cinnamon Roll Murder

"Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans." --Booklist

Devil's Food Cake Murder

"Fabulous." --Publishers Weekly

Apple Turnover Murder

"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

Cream Puff Murder

"Entertaining and sprinkled with tempting recipes. It's a sweet treat of a novel." --The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

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About Joanne Fluke:

Joanne Fluke is theNew York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at

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“Guilt or Innocence, Wedding or No Wedding-which will it be?" (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

As we again travel back to Lake Eden, we find life equals chaos once more for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she busy, busy, busy with her customers at her Café, "The Cookie Jar", but she is trying to make some semblance of order out of the ever-changing plans for her Mother's and Doc's fast-approaching wedding. It seems as if each time Delores' daughters think the details are finalized, their Mother changes her mind--making Hannah wonder if their Mother really does want to get married! (I have to say though, in this case," The apple doesn't fall far from the tree", with Hannah's see-sawing feelings for Norman and Mike and not making a commitment after all of this time.) On the way back from a trip to Murphy's Motors (AKA as Cyril's Garage) with "Cookie Jar" partner, Lisa to check on the status of her car's much-needed fuel pump, they go through a torrential downpour punctuated with wicked, crackling lightning. When Hannah swerves to avoid a large tree branch in the roadway, she accidentally hits a strange man who was standing by the side of the road. When it is learned he is dead and it looks like Hannah caused the demise, she's not only consumed by guilt, but arrested! Who is this man?
Does anyone recognize him? And what possible connection could this stranger have to anyone in and around Lake Eden? As in the previous novels, we are re-introduced to Hannah's Sisters, Michelle and Andrea, Mother, Delores and her fiancé Doc, Hannah's heartthrobs, Norman and Mike plus so many more, including everyone's favorite frisky felines, Moishe and Cuddles and a few new faces we would like to see in the upcoming cozies. This volume sheds a whole new light on Hannah--She's always been the strength of her family and friends--this time she is shown as somewhat vulnerable and in need of their help. The usual wealth of yummy recipes are included along with Hannah and company's helpful hints. Who would want this man dead? Will the wedding finally go off without a hitch? Or won't Delores and Doc get hitched? Does Hannah FINALLY make the romantic decision of a lifetime and choose whether she will share it with Norman or Mike? I'm betting Moishe and Cuddles wish she would, along with the rest of us. You'll feel exasperated, humored, puzzled and frustrated, but you'll be wishing for the next installment when you reach the last page. Don't give up on Hannah--you know she's "The Berries"! Just make sure you have room on your bookshelf for the next Hannah/Lake Eden Cozy.
Nancy Narma

Blackberry Pie (Friday, January 31, 2014)
Reviewer: Jbarr

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Love the Hannah Swensen series and all the characters involved in this family saga tale.
The three sisters, Hannah, Andrea and Michelle are wondering why their mother, Delores won't pick a color for the theme for her wedding to Doc. When she decides she changes her mind a week later.
Hannah heads to the car shop to pick up Lisa, her baker in The Cookie Jar and with the storm ends up running into a man and killing him.
She is in jail and with her notes and others helping to even figure out who the man is, there are many clues as they all gather with what they've seen. With lots of food recipes this is always a good story.
Lots of new things happen that are described, places where I never thought we'd see Hannah involved in....
Most of all I enjoy watching how she creates a new cookie-this is something I do yearly now as well. The freedom to play with food, flavors, textures, etc.
Excerpts from her next thriller series book, Dead Giveaway are included at the end.
This book has a bit of romance, mystery, baking, travel and new experiences.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

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