Sugar Cookie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)

by Joanne Fluke | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 075820681x Global Overview for this book
Registered by ThreeSixNine of Catawba, Wisconsin USA on 12/23/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by ThreeSixNine from Catawba, Wisconsin USA on Friday, December 23, 2005
*This is a hardback library discard.*

The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas—until murder is added to the mix...

When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook. While Hannah is baking the day’s goodies at The Cookie Jar, the evening’s plans begin to jell. Start with the best Lake Eden culinary creations, add two of Hannah’s “sometime” boyfriends, a pinch of her ready-to-pop pregnant sister, and a dash of her mother and new significant other, an actual British lord, and what do you get? A recipe for disaster, but the juiciest ingredient is yet to come...

The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife—all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah’s mother’s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage of the new—and now late—Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.

With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden—and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it’s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues—and make sure that this white Christmas doesn’t bring any more deadly tidings…

Includes over twenty-five original recipes for you to try!

Journal Entry 2 by ThreeSixNine at on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

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Going out to Shaunesey, results of our spur-of-the-moment ALS.

Journal Entry 3 by shaunesay from Olathe, Kansas USA on Thursday, January 05, 2006
Thanks three104! We just decided to trade books during the impromptu swap! LOL!! I'll be starting on Metro Girl tomorrow, I'm sorry I'm so slow! Thank you so much for offering this one, the cover is adorable!

Journal Entry 4 by shaunesay from Olathe, Kansas USA on Saturday, February 25, 2006
Just finished! Cute mystery, the first in this series that I've tried. I love the Brownie Wars *G* I'm actually considering trying that recipe since we like hot stuff in my family! LOL!! There are many good recipes in this one, I may have to copy a few down before I send it out, or consider finding my own copy!

Will be on it's way to AceofHearts next, via SandDanz at the convention!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 21, 2006
received as part of the mystery swap

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 30, 2012
What book? This is a novella at best with lots of recipes. Lake Eden is having their Christmas Buffet and at the same time this is the final test for the recipes going into the Lake Eden Cookbook.

The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife Brandi Wyen dressed to kill in fur and an antique emerald and diamond ring. Of course, his mother, mother-in-law and ex-wife are not at all impressed. When Hannah’s mother’s antique Christmas cake knife disappears Hannah discovers it has been stolen and it is in the chest of Brandi.

Mike, a police detective and one of Hannah's boyfriends doesn't let anyone leave the community centre until he has investigated. Hannah having been told not to tell anyone starts her own investigation, telling anyone she wishes and trying to help Mike, the male chauvinist pig. Meanwhile her sister Andrea is ready to deliver her baby at any time.

There are so many things wrong with this story. First is the length. Very short and there are more recipes then story. Next is Mike, he is a real jerk and Hannah is keeping him around only for eye candy. Like, move on! Norman, her spare boyfriend is much nicer. Next, is the tone. It is almost as if this story has been written in the 1950s. Is small town America that far behind the times? No real electronic gadgets and the tone is definitely not of this day and age. Next, is Hannah's holier than thou attitude. It is getting boring. I know the police are stupid where you live but that doesn't make you the queen of the pack.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 08, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer in September, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.

Journal Entry 8 by HoserLauren at PATH (Toronto's downtown walkway) in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (12/12/2014 UTC) at PATH (Toronto's downtown walkway) in Toronto, Ontario Canada


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