Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that wont be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Bartonnot after her husband suddenly disappears . . . Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husbands assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Rosss car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . ....
|Title||:||Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen #22)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen #22) Reviews
I cannot even with these books any more. They have gotten progressively worse with each one. This book was literally 90% people eating or talking about what they're going to eat, or what they just ate, or how to cook the recipe that appears on the next page. Throw in boringly long pages about random things like how to recycle and scammer phone messages. There was hardly anything about the murder of the week or the investigation into Ross's disappearance, and what did happen, happened off-screen ...more
A sad attempt to revive a dying series. This particular book seemed like a juvenile wrote it. Very little mystery as most of the book was taken up with recipes and food talk. The rest was Hannah obsessing about what was wrong with her that her new husband left and hasn't come back. I hope the author either gets this series back on track or puts it to bed.
Another fun mystery with the lovable Hannah (and Moishe)! The last book left off with a cliffhanger and this one is no different! A well crafted mystery and tempting recipes round out this cozy. You won't be able to resist reading this sweet confection in one sitting!
I've read every book in this series and the last few have been declining. This one is a disappointment, though the conclusion gives me some hope. It seems like the book was "padded" with so much extra dialogue, i.e. addressing each character by his/her first name even if they were the only one in the room. It was also so unrealistic that Hannah, Norman, and Michelle were given such free reign to investigate. I know this is a cozy, but this was beyond ridiculous. Mike and Lonnie barely played a r ...more
Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them. Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah-Mike-Norman-Ross love "square" ends!!
I read most of this all in one morning, and... as usual ...there were things that bugged me. Right out of the gate (p. 3), Michelle says, "They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf." Who says things like that? What is she, twelve?? Some of the language in these books seems stinted and mechanical -- like no one talks ...more
Joanne Fluke is back once again with another edition of her Hannah Swensen Mystery series. Raspberry Danish Murder is the twenty-fourth book in this series. Hannah Swensen Barton is still trying to make sense of the disappearance of her husband, Ross Barton, two weeks ago. Taking with him only the keys to their condo and no explanation as to why or where he was going, Hannah is worried, confused, heart-broken, and is looking for answers with the help from her friends, Mike and Norman. It’s close ...more
I tried very hard to like this book. So many recipes, so many cookies, I know that is her schtick, but it was overkill for me. The only thing that kept my interest was the mystery about where her new husband went. Maybe I will give the next one another chance.
This series jumped the shark awhile back and I just haven't been able to cut the cord though I was seriously going to stop after the last book and the surprise ending. However, curiosity got the best of me. Raspberry begins where #21 left off, but any active investigation by Hannah doesn't really begin until about the half way mark...way too late for a mystery. Prior (and after) we get WAY too much cookie and food talk. Take that away and the book would be a good 60% shorter.
Hannah has completel ...more