Devil's Food Cake Murder

by Joanne Fluke | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0758268289 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Chania of Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on 9/18/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, September 18, 2022
These days, everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with activity, and Hannah Swensen is no exception. But no matter how busy she may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend in need--especially when he's been murdered. . .
Hannah Swensen has to admit that her life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling almost as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is on Cloud Nine, head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon!

When Bob's childhood friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he's on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan--until Hannah finds Matthew in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil's Food Cake, a single bullet in his head.

Determined to find out who killed Matthew, Hannah starts asking questions--and discovers that the good Reverend wasn't quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. But could the gold Sacagawea coins in Sunday's collection plate hold the key to solving the crime? Or is the murder connected to that big jewel heist out in Minneapolis? Is it possible that Matthew's love of chocolate somehow led to his downfall? It will take some more digging to find out, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly. . .

Journal Entry 2 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, January 8, 2024
Nice mystery, but Hannah still makes me annoyed by hovering between the two men she's interested. Well, there was an interesting plot at the end..

Journal Entry 3 by Chania at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (6/5/2024 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I hope you had some cake on your birthday, Kirjakko!

Journal Entry 4 by wingkirjakkowing at Sipoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 6, 2024
This is my first birthday cake for this year! On my birthday I was on a cruise on the Adriatic Sea. Sounds lovely, but out of us 30 passangers 26 had stomach flu during that week. I was one of the lucky few ”survivors”, but I had to run away from fellow passangers almost the whole week - it’s amazing how quickly people forget a simple thing like social distancing. I fetched my plate from the crowded dining-room and ate on the deck. I guess everybody was washing and sanitizing their hands, so the distancing was the thing I did differently. I think this was the only trip I’ve looked forward to end, because it was rather stressful and I was sure I would get the ”plague” as well. I guess it’s one of the worse things to have when travelling.
So thanks for the cake and all the other books!

Journal Entry 5 by wingkirjakkowing at Pornainen, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, June 15, 2024
Summer holiday began in the company of cakes. On the last day at work one of our clients actually came just to buy books and dog magazines from the 1950'ies and brought us cake 💝.

Journal Entry 6 by wingkirjakkowing at Pornainen, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, June 15, 2024
Bird-feeding mentioned. Birds can become quite demanding... (pic).
”Knock-knock, more seeds, please!”

Journal Entry 7 by wingkirjakkowing at Pornainen, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, June 15, 2024
I would guess not many people would now name their cat after an Israeli general, when Israelians are bombing civilians in Gaza.
I spent two summers in an English vet’s family when at school and they had a one-eyed cat called Horror-puss.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkirjakkowing at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, June 16, 2024
Waiting for an all-clear call from a friend I needed to pick from the airport. To avoid paying for parking, people wait in their cars by the roadside and drive to the pick-up place just for the actual pick-up. It's good to have something to read while waiting, but I almost told her to wait some more, as a murder just occured...

Journal Entry 9 by wingkirjakkowing at Narva, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Finished. I'm having a mini-holiday in Narva, Vesilahti, in a B&B set in a farm and heading tomorrow to my oldest friend's 60th birthday party nearby. We used to be summer sisters as my family rented a villa from her father and I spent my first 16 summers there - or I slept in the villa, but spent my days among this girl's family. We've interrailed together and kept in touch all these years. Her aunt was my godmother as my grandparents had rented the same villa for one summer before the war and she and mom became friends way back then and stayed friends for 76 years!
Can't say much about the book without spoiling the plot, but I guessed the culprit.

Pic: The yard of my B&B, pretty as a candy.

Journal Entry 10 by wingkirjakkowing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Released 4 wks ago (6/20/2024 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Drove past Annelis and noticed she hadn't read the book. Now she got some midsummer reading.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, June 21, 2024
Thank you for the book!

Journal Entry 12 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 10, 2024
The story was entertaining enough, but there were far too many cakes and cookies in between. I am hungry now. I would like to have some delicacies now!

Helmet-haaste #5

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