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Peach Cobbler Murder

(Hannah Swensen #7)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  13,133 ratings  ·  649 reviews
Bakery owner and occasional sleuth Hannah Swensen finds herself the prime suspect when Shawna Lee, a co-owner of a rival bakery in Lake Eden, turns up dead.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Kensington (first published 2005)
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Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fluke steps up the series with Peach Cobbler Murder by focusing on core characters, tying up some loose ends from previous books, showing the power of strong and close relationships and setting what is hopefully the final competition between Mike and Norman for Hannah's heart.

The recipes sound delicious (but may be getting to be too strong of a theme in each book) and are integrating into the story more closely. Between these books and The Great British Baking Show, I am constantly surrounded by
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"A lock is only as good as the door."

Meet (again) Hanna Swensen: a thirty-something single woman who owns a cookie shop and has the infuriating habit of finding bodies like they were pennies. This time, she really has the best intentions when, being a friendly neighbour towards the owner of the rival bakery on the other side of the road (who threatens to steal not only her business, but also her man - one of them, anyway) she decides to enter her shop in the middle of the night only to find her
This review contains complaining. You've be fairly warned.

Here's the one thing that drives me absolutely bananas about Joanne Fluke's cookie-baking Minnesotan heroine Hannah Swensen: She nitpicks about other people's grammar during conversations. I know that Hannah's background is of a potential MA in English before her dad dies and she goes home to Lake Eden to open her cookie business, but enough is enough. I'm a book editor and I am paid to fix bad grammar, but I don't get distracted by inner
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-4
It’s February in cold, snowy Minnesota. Hannah is back with her cat Moisha (who is being recruited to hunt all the mice in town in exchange for bags of frozen shrimp—I laughed so hard at these scenes), and unfortunately, there’s a new bakery in town, too, courtesy of Shauna Lee, Hannah’s rival for Mike’s affections. This one was quite hilarious, with plenty of jealousy over whose baked goods were superior, real life worries over what to do when it looks like a small town can’t support two ...more
May 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This book irritated me so much when I read it several years ago that I had wiped from my memory. It wasn't until I looked through my bookshelves that I realized I had forgotten to add it. Peach Cobbler Murder is my first from the Hannah Swensen series, and very likely my last. Usually I would give the earlier books a chance when I realize that I had picked up a later book in the series by mistake, but not here; if the 7th book was so hard to bear, what would the 1st be like, when the writing and ...more
Jan 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, cozy-mystery
For the most part these books are light, enjoyable reads but I'm really starting to get frustrated with the main character, Hannah. The love triangle with Hannah/Norman/Mike that has been going on for a year and 7 books now is really starting to become irritating. The fact that Norman and Mike get along so well, while both dating the same girl just isn't believable anymore. Not to mention the fact that Hannah freaks out every time Norman or Mike even glance at other women, yet here she is dating ...more
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Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
Another great book by Joanne Fluke. I absolutely love this series. The only downside is the Hannah love triangle. I just wish she'd marry Norman already. This book is another example of why Mike is a jerk.
Aug 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the fourth or fifth book in this series I've read, but I don't think I'll read another. I've never come across a more annoying main character. She has been stringing two guys along for well over a year, yet gets angry when one of them spends time with another woman. One of the guys arranges to have the heater in her truck fixed for her and she is busy trying not to get angry about it! She comes across as so superior to everyone around her and apparently the local police department are so ...more
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hannah Swensen is superwoman in an apron. What an ending! Wow! I did not see that coming. This book was a great read. Had it figured out about two thirds of the way through.... still a great read. These books get better and better as I read them. Hannah still needs to become a cop, I swear she could run Lake Eden and The Cookie Jar at the same time.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I love and hate these books. I hate the love triangle but love Lake Eden. I think of quitting the series but I am about to buy the next. Hannah and I have such a dysfunctional relationship.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
First of all, I'm relieved to find this is a full novel as opposed to the previous book, where the recipes account for roughly 30 percent of the book.
This book picks up nicely where we left off in the previous book; the advent of a competitor for Hannah - not only in the romantic department but in the business department - was the least expected, but it added a lot of intrigues to the story in my eyes.

Although I got the feeling the family drama part kept growing longer and longer with each
Apr 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
I don't know why I keep reading books from this series. The character Hannah is a goody and a player (she has two boyfriends!) and everyone loves her. Doesn't sound very realistic to me. Give me a character who has some attitude. And I'm confused as to why no one in the books weights a few hundred pounds because all they do is eat cookies!

In this book, a new bakery opens up and it taking all of Hannah's business. And then the person who runs the shop dies, and while the description of the book
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Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vday17

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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Cozy mystery
Reason For Reading: Idk right now!

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 2.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 6
Plot: 6
Characters: 1
World Building: 5
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7
Ending: 6

Total: 5

In Depth

Best Part:
Hannah's issues.
Worst Part: Low life taking the dead's shit!
Thoughts Had: How petty.

Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy, cats
The good news is that Lisa is getting married. The bad news is that a competing bakeshop has opened near Hannah’s shop and stolen most of her customers. Hannah is fearful that if her regulars don’t return, she will have to close. But there is worse news to come. A deceitful person is out to scam someone close to Hannah, and she puts herself in harm’s way. While the plot may be predictable - readers know that Hannah won’t die no matter what fix she finds herself in - the book does end with a bit ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rbdigital
Peach Cobbler Murder is a great addition to the Hannah Swensen Series, and was one of my favorites of the series so far. There is lots of action in this one and the storyline kept me entertained. I loved having Hannah, Andrea, and the rest of the normal cast of characters all back for another mystery. The developments in Hannah's personal life in this one were very interesting.
Julie Barrett
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke
This cozy murder mystery starts with Hannah at the Cookie Jar with Lisa, her assistant and they are discussing
the new baker in town, right across the street. Herb, Lisa's fiance told her that Mike, the cop had spent at least an hour in her bedroom the night before.
They notice 20+ patrons go to the new shop and their shop has no customers. Andrea shows up and tells them of her gym class, loses of baby weight and back to work selling houses
and she agrees to go
The only reason I'm marking this a 2 starrer is because I didn't expect anything better. I've begun to realize I don't really like Hannah. She's a hypocrite and a jerk and a really annoying grammar-nazi. I like Andrea. It seems half the time Hannah knows anything because Andrea called someone and got the goods on them. But she's not in this book much. Oh no, we need to spend pages and pages on Moishe being a good mouser or some such crap. I'm a cat owner and love my cat to pieces, but he's a ...more
Something actually happened in the never-ending love triangle! Awesomely terrible, as always.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Ehhhh, the shine of this series is starting to dull for me, but thanks to that ending I have to read the next book to see what happens!
Kathy Warren
I do love Hannah and her two boyfriends Mike and Norman. This read could have cut about 75 pages out and it would have a little better, top much clutter between the main characters.
Maddie butler
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hannah is in trouble when Shawna Lee opens Magnolia Blossom Bakery across the street. Hannah’s customers have left the Cookie Jar to eat all of Shawna Lees desserts. It’s a total hit to Hannah’s bakery and she fears she may have to close down the cookie jar.
Hannah catches a break but not the break she wanted when Shawna Lee is found dead in the Magnolia Blossom Bakery by none other then herself. From being stressed about having to possibly close down the Cookie Jar Hannah’s nerves hit an all
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
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May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This truly is the food lover's perfect mystery series and is quite satisfying when I'm in the greedy mood for sweet treats and mayhem. Crusty and flaky nibbles of cookies and cake are laced though out the novel, with many rich coffee breaks thrown in and a great mystery to boot. Peach Cobbler murder is as appetizing as it is entertaining and as usual it left me hungry for more.

With the wedding happening, who's wedding you want to know, well I don't want to spoil things, but one happens, and
Feb 21, 2008 rated it liked it
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As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only hope that spring is just around the corner--"and that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves--"and cutting into her profits.

Things go from bad to worse when Shawna Lee and Hannah's sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no-shows to the wedding.

When Hannah
The recipes were nice, but this wasn't my favorite of her her mysteries.
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bakers and lovers of cozy mysteries
My incomplete and incoherent thoughts on this book are as follows:
1. Shawna Lee had every right to open a competing business in that town, and it is the Hight of arrogance for Hanna to assume that she did so specifically to harm *her*.
2. Even if this were the case, Hannah would have rightly been put out of business had Shawna Lee’s goodies been superior to hers; that they aren’t indicates a case of convenientus plot devicitus.

3. That Magnolia Blossom’s goodies were of inferior quality should
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
The Magnolia Blossom Bakery is the new business in town . . . and competition for the Cookie Jar. With Hannah Swensen’s business floundering, and Shawna Lee pushing for a relationship with Detective Mike Kingston, it’s no wonder that Hannah’s the prime suspect when Shawna Lee turns up dead. And Hannah is determined to track down the culprit.

In this, the seventh book in the series, all the expected characters are in place, joined by newcomers Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn. The new duo, sisters
I'm not big on cozy mysteries, but I do enjoy this series. I thought it was interesting that Hannah finally had some competition with a new bakery across the street, however, that didn't last very long (which I should have expected...haha) One thing I wish is that Hannah would pick a guy and stick with him. The love triangle stuff drives me a little nuts. The story arc about Dolores (Hannah's mother) and Winthrop comes to an end in this novel so the next one should be about something new, which ...more
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