Strawberry Shortcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (book 2)
3 journalers for this copy...
In her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up. Now, the flame-haired, tart-talking (and baking) heroine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder.
Strawberry Shortcake Murder
When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed.
Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah's snooping into the coach's private life and not coming up short on suspects. And could Watson's harsh criticism during the judging have given one of the contestants a license to kill? The stakes are rising faster than dough, and Hannah will have to be very careful, because somebody is cooking up a recipe for murder... with Hannah landing on the "necessary ingredients" list.
is offering up the first book in this series, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
as an International Bookring. Since I'm on the list for that, I plan to wait and until I read the first one before reading this. (Never mind, that ring looked stalled so I acquired my own copy of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
This was another good read. Though not quite as witty as Donna Andrews cozy mysteries (her bird series in particular since those are the only ones I've read so far), these have a good story and mystery to them nonetheless, which always keeps me on my toes. In this book, I was able to deduce some of who might be involved early on, but the whole thing didn't fall into place until the end, thus keeping me in suspense.
I need to make a copy of the recipes in this book and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
before sending them off to sunlightbub. They all look sooo delicious!
Journal Entry 4
at on Monday, July 03, 2006
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Sent off to three104 in WI via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9102010521297196154410
to include in m-bag to sunlightbub in England. (Cozy mystery swap on BookRelay)
Arrived today and set aside for Sunlight. Will journal again when shipped.
Going to ship the M-Bag tomorrow.
This series looks such fun, and we don't seem to get many cozies over here, so I'm sure others will want it when I've done..thanks Cherie xxxxx