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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder

(Hannah Swensen #27)

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This fun new story from the Queen of Culinary Cozies is just the indulgence you need this winter! Cozy mystery fans know that a trip to The Cookie Jar—Hannah Swensen’s famous bakery—will always result in a delightfully page-turning whodunit…

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Spring has sprung in Lake Eden, Minnesota, but Hannah Swensen doesn’t have time to stop and sm
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Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published February 23rd 2021 by Kensington Books
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Nancy They've definitely gone down hill, although it has been probably a dozen years since I read the earlier books. Very repetitive. All Mike does is eat n…moreThey've definitely gone down hill, although it has been probably a dozen years since I read the earlier books. Very repetitive. All Mike does is eat now. Norman is so nice I want to punch him. All the characters have just become extreme versions of their old selves w/o any other personality and they have the same conversations over and over again saying the same things. At one point in this book, Hannah and Stephanie Bascomb discussed how and when Hannah would open the box Stephanie gave her three times, and then a page later Stephanie showed up to be there when they went through it... which was never part of any of the discussions they had!!(less)
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Tina
This is a cozy mystery, and this is the 27th book in the Hannah Swensen series. I have to say the mystery in this book was not front and center, but the food, cooking, and talking about food was the front and center thing in this book. Honestly, I just got sick about hearing about food so much when I was reading this book. There was some cool recipes in this book. If you want a story talking about food with recipes then this is the book for you. I just wanted so much more from this book. I was k ...more
James
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is the 27th book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series. I know what you're thinking... 27 books in the same series? But wait... 4 or 5 have been made into TV movies, several short stories with other authors have also been included in anthologies, and there are tons of products and services associated with this collection. It's quite huge, and I am a fan, even if the mysteries are on the lighter side. It's all about the town of Lake Eden and what Minnesota brings t ...more
Kim
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Triple chocolate cheesecake sounds yummy right? But once again we are served up a lame platter of silly sausages instead of a tasty treat.

The book opens with Andrea complaining directly to the Mayor about her husband Bill's job as town Sheriff. Why Bill can't stand up for himself who knows. Not me.

1. Our first wtf from the book comes from Terry the Mayor's assistant who tells Hannah "Bruce [the Mayor's nephew is a real menace on the road when he gets a snootful." yes a snootful. Who is saying
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Lisa Morin
As a fan of this series, I’m always anxious to read another book.
While I thought the story itself was good, I have to say, this book is too much.
I mean honestly, Andrea is how old and she’s still acting like a child. I got very tired of hearing about the whippersnapper cookies, I mean ok, it’s a fun cookie, but this was really over the top.
I was also annoyed with Hannah and Norman. Kiss and get together or just move on already. You can only drag this on for so long before a reader like myself
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fleurette
I've heard a lot of good things about this author and this series, and I am grateful to Kensington Books for the opportunity to read an ARC. Unfortunately, this style of writing did not work for me at all. This book is okay, but I thought it would be my new favorite series.

This style of writing is not exactly for me. I fully appreciate the concept of combining a mystery with a bunch of recipes. This idea revolutionized the genre of cozy mystery. I've seen similar things in other books, apparentl
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Courtney
Dec 12, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC!

Hannah and her family are back at it again! Bill just recently got in an altercation with the Mayor of their town and he now has it out for him. Hannah's sister Andrea goes to soften the blow and try to talk some sense into Mayor Bascomb, but it doesn't go well...at all. As a form of apology Andrea brings over some of Hannah's amazing triple chocolate cheesecake, sure to make anyone feel better. However, Andrea finds the mayor dead, face down
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Dawn Michelle
Sigh.
To start, I was actually looking forward to this one; we were back in the present time and now we can see Hannah moving forward after the whole debacle with hewhomustotbenamed. ALLLLLLL good things IMO. If only it was as easy as writing that sentence was.

I have read all of the Hannah Swensen books. Even the short stories. I have spent good money on these books. I read ALL the crappy books that were there for awhile [featuring hewhomustnotbenamed and some of the most ridiculous storylines
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Kathy
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Thank you Kensington Publishers and NetGalley for the chance to read this book.. However, I did not care much for it. In any of these books about Hannah and her friends that I read, it seems that all they do is sit around, eat cookies or dinner and drink coffee, 24/7. Every other paragraph states that someone will put the coffee on. And do these people even have jobs? How are they able to just drop by the Cookie Jar constantly? In this book, I also did not like the converstations between Hannah' ...more
Juli
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I eagerly await the new Hannah Swensen cozy mystery each year. I have been faithfully reading this series ever since the first book came out in 2000. This series wasn't the very first culinary cozy series...but close to it. The plots aren't complex....the characters talk a lot about food....and recipes take up a lot of the pages...but for me Hannah Swensen books are a tradition. I love this series, and I will keep reading each book as quickly as Joanne Fluke can churn them out until it comes to ...more
Susan Johnson
What I like best about these books are the recipes. I save all the books because I am sure I am going to make them. I've never done it but there's always hope. Set In Minnesota the recipes are very accessible and include ingredients like canned soup and Cool Whip. They're not particularly healthy but they are comfort food.

Swensen owns a cookie store and I have never been able to figure out how she makes a living at it. It's a small town and she has employees and spends most of her time visiti
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Lorraine
Finally, another post-Ross novel. Hannah is living at Norman's house with her cat as Moishe was so traumatized in the earlier events, he doesn't want to return to the condo. Norman is happy to have Hannah with him (of course). Andrea's husband, Bill (the chief of police), stops a drunk driver. It's the mayor's nephew, and the mayor wants him released with just a slap on the wrist. He threatens to fire Bill. Andrea, Hannah's sister, goes to meet the mayor to ask him to re-consider but his rudenes ...more
Bridget
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder is the 27th book in the Hannah Swensen Mystery series by Joanne Fluke. I picked up this series with Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (book 24) and I also thoroughly enjoyed book 25, Coconut Layer Cake Murder as well as book 26, Christmas Cupcake Murder.

In Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder Hannah Swensen, the owner of 'The Cookie Jar', is busy working through her enormous Easter order list. She also has to find the time to prepare a festive meal for a dinner party ta
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Rachel
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke is the 29th and newest addition to the wonderful Hannah Swensen Mystery series. I have read every single book and novella that comprises this amazing cozy mystery series and it almost feels like going home when I get to join the family and friends that all are a apart of Lake Eden, Minnesota. I also love seeing what new antics and recipes are being played out and served up at Hannah’s successful business, The Cookie Jar. This newest book did not ...more
Jennifer Brown
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series but this one seemed a little different in writing. Hannah was in her head a lot. I enjoyed the murder and reveal though. Makes it seem more real-ish instead of unbelievable fiction. I'm not sure this book was exactly 5 star worthy, but I don't want the series to end so 5 stars it is!! ...more
Rima Aiello
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a simple, easy read. Starting on the first page, its like visiting old friends. A nicely written mystery, every piece falling where it needs too.
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
I had fallen behind on this series, but wanted to pick up Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder because I had fond memories of the earlier books!

I don't often read cozy mysteries, but occasionally, I like the change of pace. My biggest struggle with this book was that the mystery part was kind of a sidebar. The story is filled with yummy sounding treats (which is GREAT), but the mystery part fell flat. To me, this is more of a foodie fiction read than a mystery.

So, if I approach this as a foodie fi
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Elizabeth Plunkett
Hannah Swenson Mysteries are the gold standard of cozy mysteries. I was so excited to see that another one is coming out and to have the opportunity to review an advanced copy of Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder. Starting with the cover, I love the contrast between the cheesecake and the bold background. This one will look cute in stores and definitely made me want a slice of Hannah's cheesecake or several like mike!

Let's get to the murder: when Mayor Bascomb dies after a very public fight wi
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Jen
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder is the 27th installment of the Hannah Swensen mystery series. In this installment, we join the characters when Andrea is having an altercation with Mayor Bascomb regarding an arrest that Bill has recently made. Their encounter turns heated and when Andrea returns later to apologize she finds Mayor Bascomb murdered. With Andrea a prime suspect in the Mayor'
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FMSWarrior
When the Mayor is found dead in his office by Andrea, who had a fight with him and slapped him earlier in the day, Hannah is on the case. This time, since Andrea’s husband is the sheriff the team welcomes Hannah’s help since they are down a man on the case. With plenty of suspects who hated the man, Hanna and the team have a lot of ground to cover in finding the culprit.

I’m starting to wonder if the author is using ghost writers, this one, in a long standing series, read much like I wrote it…in
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Brenda
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After twenty-seven books (and a few short stories), I am invested in this series and the characters. With that being said, this was one of the worst books in the series. Nothing happened with the characters. It was all about the mystery being solved. Readers want to know about the character's personal lives, as well as the mystery. I understand wanting to keep readers guessing about Hannah and Norman/Mike, but it's really time to just make the leap. The whole rational/suspicious mind dialogue wa ...more
Lacey Harrington
I have been a long time fan and enjoyed the earlier books. As time goes on I think it maybe time to wrap up Hannah’s story. This was okay however it felt as though it was the same as the others. That said I will be making the cheesecake! I would like to see a series using another character from this one. A point of view story from one of the other characters.
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Mary
Feb 25, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, audio-books
I love my emotional support mystery series 🥰
Kim
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick entertaining read. You can read this as a stand-alone mystery. However, I believe the characters can be better understood if you read some of the earlier books first. The mystery is enjoyable with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing whodunit. I liked this book and the series, however, Hannah’s needs to change negativity and doubts and become the confident person she was pre-Ross.

All thoughts and opinions are my own, and in no way have I been influenced by anyone.
Nancy Baker
I have read all 27 books in this series and enjoy the recipes and the murder mystery. In this edition there is also a lot of talk about food as in the chapter when there was way to much talking about who had a piece of cheesecake, wanted a piece, would eat more than one piece etc. That lasted through most of the chapter. Another thing that bothered me was Hannah's internal dialogue. The reader is told the rational part of Hannah's mind thought something and then told the suspicious side thought ...more
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Colleen Criswell
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
I have read all of these books in the last month. This book felt different than the last handful. Makes me wonder if there is a ghost writer. Recipes feel just tossed in. Not much in the way of mystery at all, more talk about food. Hannah is still as wispy-washy as ever. Wasn’t a fan of the inner dialogue and her inner dialogue being in first person. Is she worried she will forget her name? Also is Norman worried he is forgetting her name too because it seemed with every bit of dialogue he used ...more
Christine
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-cozy
It’s almost Easter, and Hannah Swensen is busy getting ready to fulfill the many orders that have been received at her Lake Eden, Minnesota bakery. Hannah loves her business but nothing is more important to her than her close friends and family. Therefore, Hannah drops everything when her sister Andrea calls her in a panic. Andrea has returned to Mayor Bascomb’s office to apologize after a heated argument, but finds his dead body. Andrea becomes one of the top suspects in the case, so it’s up to ...more
Christine
This is the twenty seventh book in the Hannah Swenson series. Hannah's sister, Andrea is having an argument with Mayor Bascomb that ends with her slapping him out of his chair. She later regrets her actions and goes to apologize with a piece of Hannah's triple chocolate cheesecake but finds him dead in his office. Hannah sets out to investigate. The mystery was okay. I don't feel like there was a lot of sleuthing going on and they were just handed clues. I liked the interactions between Hannah a ...more
Annie Badgley
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-corner
As silly as these books are, I love them.. I will read them over and over and watch the movies over and over..

This new installation is just a good as the others. Fun, light, and engaging.. what more could you ask for during a global pandemic?
Cheryl
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good mystery with recipes. I like how detailed the recipes are with lots of hints. I doubt I would ever make any of them since they seem to have so many steps.
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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.

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