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Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

(Hannah Swensen #24)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Not even Lake Eden's nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding . . .

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery--not the un
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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One of the first few cozy mysteries I began reading almost fifteen years ago was the Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke. For years, I adored the series, but then I switched to something else to try and experience a wider variety. About two years ago, I jumped back into its safety and caught up to the latest one... that is, until Chocolate Cream Pie Murder was published (or will be in the coming weeks). I won it via NetGalley and had to devour it today. How exciting to catch up in Hannah's lif ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had to laugh conspiratorially as I opened my review copy of this much awaited book and saw at the bottom of the the author's acknowledgements: You've been asking for this book and here it is!

Yes, I did. Yes, we did. Yes....we ALL did.

Thank you, Joanne.

I have been reading the Hannah Swensen series since book 1, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery, came out in 2001. Almost 19 years invested in these characters. Lots of recipes and baking. Lots of dead people....cozily murdered, of course. Culinary c
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 24th book in the Hannah Swenson series. Hannah is still dealing with her failed non marriage to Ross. So the last thing she wants is to see or hear from him again. But Ross is a jerk and comes to see Hannah to get the money he had left . Hannah tells him she put it back in his account so if he wants it so badly he can go and get it. Ross wants Hannah to get it for him since he doesn't want to be seen since the entire town hates him for what he did to Hannah. So we he is murdered towa ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ll open with saying that I don’t think this book was as bad as the last few in the series. Maybe someone is trying to clean up the mess and listen to readers. It seems someone on team Joanne may be listening to us readers because this book has the first iteration of Hannah calling Delores Mom and Mommy instead of Mother. In the book even Delores is surprised and blurts our that Hannah hasn’t called her Mom or Mommy for years and she actually THANKS Hannah for calling her Mommy. Poor Delores, e ...more
Cris (The Biblio Blonde)
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder is the latest in the Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke. There have been a *lot* of changes for Hannah in the last few books, so I was anxious to see how some things worked out for her. (Some minor spoilers may lie ahead - more so if you're not caught up on the series - but I won't give away anything major for the new book!)

As the book opens, we find Hannah faced with the difficult task of telling her fellow Lake Edenites that not only is Ross gone, but that it appe
Lisa Morin
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of this series and I found this book to be an excellent addition.
Hannah still can't believe what Ross has put her through, and when he threatens
her life, residents of Lake Eden gather together to support their favorite baker.
I found this story captivating and I was eager to solve the mystery.
The author left us with a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what happens next.
RO G'ma
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder is the 24th installment in Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen series. The characters are well developed, and the storyline is well plotted. The book flows at a steady pace, and even though the murder didn’t occur until close to the end, it kept me guessing until the surprising reveal.

Hannah Swensen is the owner of The Cookie Jar, a bakery and coffee shop, in Lake Eden, Minnesota. She’s still reeling from the disappearance of the man she thought was her husband, and his lies
Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
Yes - this is the book that all of Hannah Swenson's fans have been asking for - almost! One of these days she will just need to suck it up and marry Norman because its kind of obvious that Mike is still hung up on his dead wife. (which is totally fine!). I swear that these characters get simpler as each new books comes out - life can be fixed for all of them with some sort of baked good. How are they all not 500 lbs? As for the cliffhanger at the end - it was kind of obvious but I think it will ...more
Rima Aiello
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was full of twists and turns and finally some answers. I really did enjoy this book, easy to follow and very engaging. The biggest thing that bothered me was how some aspects were almost unrealistic. When super chaos and conflict happen, it isn't likely that you are always going to be starving as soon as you smell something. How everyone seems to only worry about food, and not the circumstances around them is kind of sloppy. I did like how finally we had resolution with Hannahs husband ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
This is so unlike the regular Hannah Swensen stories you have read in the past. This is the perfect combination of recipes and honest to goodness story telling. The murder does not happen until 2/3 of the way through the book. The reader gets a better sense of the emotions that Hannah is going through with Ross, and more information is given as to what he has been doing while away. The ending - wow - I cannot wait to see where this leads!! This was great story telling which makes it a wonderful ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very slow build up, a typical conclusion to the mystery, ending in a bit of a shocking cliffhanger. Not really one of Fluke's best in this series but was still entertaining.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first read of Joanne Fluke, I must say the wring style is quite different than I am used to. My impression is this is meant to be more funny than serious. It was an entertaining book with a number of recopies and a lot of discussion of those and foods.
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is the "24th" Hannah Swenson Mystery and as a fan of the authors work I have read all 24. These books have been a family favorite of ours and they are always a enjoyable fun read with a great sleuth in Hannah.. I highly recommend this mystery series for all who are foodies and enjoy great storytelling. The receipes are divine and in this new release the receipes are fabulous . The author has gone to a extraordinary amount of effort to include outstanding receipes here for her readers. What ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-2019
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder is the 24th installment in the Hannah Swensen series. I LOVE this series and have been with it since Book #1. Sometimes I whine about the amount of time between books but I get over it. lol This is the book we've all been waiting for and it didn't disappoint other than the big
wait for the continuation. I have seen a few reviews bad-mouthing the book because they didn't know what was going on. Come on, people! This is NOT a stand-alone book, it's the 24th in a continui
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I liked it and came away with a list of recipes to try. But I felt there were too many recipes and wondered if this was a means to fill pages and not have to work on the story. For example, one recipe filled five pages and spilled over unto a sixth page.

The reason given for the murder didn't seem to have the passion that called for a violent murder.
The ending of the book had a real tag that left me wondering if Ms Fluke would be doing a sequel. It was a light, okay read.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking, cozy, mystery
I've read this entire, long-running series and what keeps me coming back are the intriguing mysteries in each book. There are always a few strong suspects and the stories move at a good pace. An easy, enjoyable read, Chocolate Cream Pie Murder is no exception. Without giving too much away, Hannah's "husband" is back in the picture and trying to cause problems in her life. She has to figure out how to get him back out of her life with as little contact as possible with him. I have to say, I was c ...more
Barbara Hackel
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Hannah married Ross, many readers gave a sigh of relief that the tension of choosing between Norman and Mike was over. And no matter which team you were on, team Norman or team Mike, now you were firmly on team Ross because Hannah was happy. But as we know, that was short lived happiness and this book brings that story to it's stunning conclusion.

Written by a master storyteller, the story unfolds with Hannah telling the congregation of her church about what happened with Ross. The feeling
Paula Ratcliffe
After learning about her "husband" Hannah has decided it's time to fill the town on Ross and what he did to Hannah and move on with her life. As she tries to move on the one thing she didn't count on was Ross to rear his ugly head again. He's determined to get money he gave to Hannah back but he's turned a nasty streak and playing multiple roles as a bad guy and intimidating Hannah into doing things she doesn't want to do. Will Hannah ever be free of Ross or will he continue to haunt her forever ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 24th book in the Hannah Swensen series. Hannah is still trying to get over what Ross has put her through, when Ross suddenly shows up on Hannah's doorstep, demanding the money he left in Hannah's care. When he threatens her, Hannah's friends and family all gather to support her. There are twists and turns in this book, not to mention the mouthwatering recipes that are sure to sate the appetite of any reader.
Overall, a fun read and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

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Beatrice Followill
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Each book gets better and better , this go around Hannah has a personal crisis and the whole town show the love and support to help her through it especially when the Crisis hits close to home and her heart! plus some amazing recipes , I cant wait to try !
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Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this book, we finally we get to find out what happens with Hannah & Ross. This book kept me guessing & shocked me with the ending! I can't wait for the next book to see what happens with Hannah!
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So, about that cliffhanger... 1 3 Jan 17, 2019 11:47PM  
Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow's clothesline. She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.

While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public sch

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