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Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 12)
Plum Pudding Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 12 Author:Joanne Fluke The Cookie Jar's busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time...for Christmas cookies, Hannah's own special plum pudding - and romance! Holiday orders are high, and Hannah's slated to provide dessert at the Reverend Knudsen's upcoming nuptials. — She's busy as can be and loving it. She also gets a kick o... more »ut of 'Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot', a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. Larry thinks he's crazy like a fox with his wild business schemes, but this time, the entrepreneur may have bitten off more than he can chew. Rumour has it that Larry's in the red - an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office...
It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it - including his bitter ex-wife, his ex-partner's daughter, a woman he was wooing, and the Crazy Elf Tree lot's extremely exasperated investors...Now, with so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn't want her to see the New Year.« less
Christmas time in Lake Eden in this new Hannah Swenson novel. Enjoyed this book, in which a "crazy like a fox" entrepreneur doesn't quite make it to Christmas Day. Hannah and company go into sleuth-mode to solve this crime. Several surprises along the way, and I have to say, I did not know who the murder was until the very end. Excellent read. Can't wait for the next book!
This was a very quick read. I found the plot to be thin & easily predictable. I think Ms. Fluke is running out of ideas....I find myself wishing that Hannah would hurry up & marry Norman, and this series would end. That's the only reason I keep reading.