Banana Cream Pie Murder

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Release Date
February 2017
10 hours 20 minutes
A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen's marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed's homecoming won't be as sweet as she anticipated . . . After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah's eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother's neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime-and living to tell about it-might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . . . Series Overview: There are over four million of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen books in print. This is the 21st installment in the series and it's going stronger than ever. In May 2015, Hallmark® Movies Mysteries premiered the original movie franchise based on Joanne Fluke's bestselling Hannah Swensen culinary mystery series. Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery starring Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison became the most-watched and highest-rated movie debut in network history, only to be topped in November 2015 with the second movie, based on Plum Pudding Murder. Two additional movies, based on Peach Cobbler Murder and Fudge Cupcake Murder air in 2016. Known as the Queen of Culinary Mystery and honored by RT Book Awards as a 'Living Legend,' Joanne Fluke's past seven Hannah Swensen books have been Top 15 New York Times hardcover bestsellers. Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden Cookbook was a Top 10 New York Times Bestselling Cookbook. The Hannah Swensen Mystery Series have been translated into seven languages. Fluke's titles are consistently chosen as Main Selections or Featured Alternates of The Mystery Guild, Doubleday, and Book of the Month Club.
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I have read many of these books. It was a series that invited me into the small town of Lake Eden and lives of Swenson sisters, especially Hannah. Currently, Hannah is back from honeymooning with Ross - her college sweetheart. But before Hannah’s return, Delores, Hannah’s mother, makes a grisly discovery — the murdered body of Victoria Bascomb. This discovery sets Hannah on the trail of another murderer. In addition to her sleuthing, Hannah is attempting to married life. I like all of the relationships in the town of Lake Eden. Lake is this cozy little town where everyone knows each other and cares for each. This is exemplified in the Swenson family. I also like that it has a dose of reality thrown into the plot. Hannah realizes that marriage is an adjustment. She will need to change her behaviours and schedules to include another person in her life. She also has an epiphany that she doesn’t know as much about Ross as she used to back in their college days. The parts I didn’t like about the book is a character was introduced towards the end of the book that seemed to be thrown in just as a plausible suspect. In fact, this character seemed to be created to be the murderer. It happened in a previous book and it was disappointing. Also, it seems the characters are selling the recipes rather than sharing them with each other. Overall, I rate this book as 3.5 to 4 stars of 5 stars. I love the familiar rhythm of this book in the Hannah Swenson murder mystery. Most of the characters are there with the distinctive ways of relating with each other. There are new recipes to try in the kitchen. I always fantasize that I will starting baking them, even though I don’t even cook. During covid19 these books have been real lifesavers. Lake eden is a place I would like to visit as long as there couldn’t be a possibility of being murdered. P. S.: I tried to my cat that he should be leaping in my arms. His response was less than satisfactory.

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