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Wedding Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes!

Joanne Fluke

ISBN 9781617732164
Publish Date 2/23/2016
Format Hardcover
Categories Cozy, Kensington, Joanne Fluke, Hannah Swensen Mystery
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Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married!

Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. She’s especially nervous about facing Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But before he can tear into Hannah’s layer cake, she finds him stabbed to death on the show’s kitchen set. Out of the oven, as the saying goes, and into the bright lights of Broadway, as Hannah tries to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake…

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

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

“Lively…Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

Blackberry Pie Murder

“Fluke offers a new twist to the series…the cookie-shop owner’s character gains depth…but there’s still room for recipes and for Hannah to move toward an overdue decision on the question of which of her two boyfriends she prefers. Readers will be eager for the next installment.” —Booklist

“Lake Eden’s favorite baker, Hannah Swensen finds herself on the wrong end of a police investigation…in Fluke’s good-natured 19th [installment].” —Kirkus Reviews

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

“Culinary cozies don’t get any tastier than this winning series.” —Library Journal

“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

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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Wedding cake murder (Monday, May 23, 2016)
Reviewer: Jbarr5

Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Wow Can't believe Hannah is gonna get married-finally!? After all the books where she's undecided about marrying Mike the cop or Norman the dentist an old beau comes to town and he's involved in TV broadcasting and she's agreed to marry him.
Not only that but all the drama about her and assistant Michelle, her sister entering a contest in NYC! After the first contest the contestants will go to the winner's hometown to finish the competition. So many plans along with recipes and how others like them.
Problem is one of the guys is leery of Ross....the ride to the airport, the breakfast prior to boarding, the plane seating and the hotel were all upgraded by Ross for his assistant and the ladies. Hannah knows he can't afford the luxuries on his salary. The men are there to film the contest. Enjoy the parts where the judges tell you some hints as to make the dish just perfect.
After another night of competition they are onto the cookie portion and their team is the first to practice but things change when Michelle goes to the walk-in cooler...
Love how Hannah sticks her nose and others in the family, into the thick of things to get down to the truth-lots of clues from everybody as there are a lot competing...
What I really love is the learning: how to make new recipes by experimenting-love the idea of frozen bananas-will be trying this for sure as I know what happens to butternut squash when frozen. As the girls strive to figure out who the murderer is by just talking to a lot of people and piecing things together...
Love the idea of the wedding cake, so colorful and tasty! Shocked at who really did the deed! Love the gift the Food Channel gave to the bride and groom-will Hannah actually get married? Excerpt from another book by the same author: Eyes is included.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Someone Murdered” (Sunday, January 31, 2016)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

In Author Fluke’s 19th Hannah Swensen mystery, we find that our beloved protagonist’s plate is full—and we don’t mean with delectable cookies! Keeping up with the hectic schedule at “The Cookie Jar” is enough for anyone to try to handle, but when you add firming up plans for a fast approaching wedding, and tweaking recipes for the Food Channel’s “Dessert Chef Competition”, the chaos explodes like a pressure cooker whose lid was unsafely removed. What started out as a simple, private ceremony and reception may not stay that way—and when the competition date is moved up, Hannah’s last nerve is raw. So many details to consider for both—how will she ever manage? Oh, I think you can figure who might step in and take over the multitude of details. This shift in responsibility gives Hannah time to concentrate on her desserts for the competition. Her Sister, Michelle, will be her assistant. What a dynamic duo they make! Hannah must win the first round of the competition to bring the reality show back to Lake Eden, and she doesn’t want to let her hometown down. However, their delicious delights must pass the taste buds of 5 tough, well-renowned judges, with the picky, nasty, outspoken Alain Duquesne being the pivotal judge to impress. Thanks to Lisa’s Aunt Nancy, Hannah learns a lot about his sordid past. So when his lifeless body is discovered, it’s no surprise that there are more names on the suspect list than there are heartbroken followers. As per her norm, Hannah dons her sleuthing cap,(much to Officer Mike Kingston’s dismay) and is on the hunt for clues as to who the perpetrator might be. Author Fluke has the reader heading in several directions while trying to unravel the mystery, while holding our breath over the Dessert Chef Grand Prize and whether the Nuptials will actually take place. In this title you’ll be introduced to Heiti, Aunt Nancy’s handyman, and possibly more. If you’ve been following Hannah’s adventures and rooting for one groom or another—you won’t want to miss this one. Will she finally say “I Do”?
Nancy Narma

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