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Published in 2018. This book does have a murder mystery although it’s secondary to the recipes provided. In this story, Hannah Swenson, owner of the Cookie Jar bakery, thinks her husband has gone on location to shoot a film for the television studio where he works. However, she has been unable to get in touch with him and he hasn’t called. She assumes he’s busy and goes on with business at her bakery until her husband’s assistant is murdered. Hannah can’t resist getting involved in the investigation and hopes that it will also provide answers about her husband’s whereabouts. In the meantime, she and her sister Michelle bake up a storm.

There is one recipe in here that is not related to baking. But they all sound interesting. I’ve tried one of her recipes from another book and loved it. As a matter of fact, it’s become one of my favorites. So, I’ll have to try some of these as well.

So far as a mystery goes, it’s okay. The prose could be better, but the style is basically the same as the author’s other books. I thought Hannah should show more concern when she realizes that her husband is missing, but she hardly seems to notice. Although the police are aware her husband has dropped out of sight, she doesn’t get in touch with his employer until after the murder of his assistant and doesn’t file a missing person’s report. In fact, she pays more attention to the fact that her cat’s behavior has changed. But, oh well, it’s the recipes that are important here.
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Published on June 27, 2018 07:44 • 68 views • Tags: hannah-swenson, joanne-fluke, raspberry-danish-murder