Book Reviews of Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 2)

Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 2)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 2
Author: Joanne Fluke
ISBN-13: 9780758219725
ISBN-10: 0758219725
Publication Date: 2/2/2002
Pages: 316
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
great light funny read. Hannah Swenson is a great heroine. I love this series cant wait to get started on the next one in the series-The Blueberry Muffin Murders Very highly recommended for fans of the culinary/cozy mystery lovers!
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Helpful Score: 4
Strawberry Shortcake Murder
4 out of 5

Book #2 in the Hannah Swensen Series.

Much to her mothers chagrin Hannah seems to find herself once again right in the middle of a murder mystery.

The ever popular owner of The Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah is asked to serve as a judge in a dessert baking contest, unfortunately one of her fellow judges is found dead with one of Hannahs Strawberry Shortcakes so of course she feels that she should at least try and find out who did it.

Hannahs sense of justice prevents her from letting Boyds abused wife take the fall -- even though Boyd is a man that deserves to be deadso with the help of a returning cast of quirky characters that make Lake Eden a very interesting place to live, Hannah leads the readers on a tour of Lake Eden, and its inhabitants, but first she needs a cup of coffee and chocolate.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
The second book in this series. As Hannah goes about finding out who killed the high school coach she also continues to bake cookies and include her recipes. Very good story
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Helpful Score: 2
Second book in the Hannah Swensen series. A fun light read that keeps you guessing until the end. Cannot wait to read the next book! Definate recommend read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The 2nd book of the Hannah Swensen series. Is a great cozy story with really yummy recipes inside. I highly recommend this series!
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Hannah Swenson serves as head judge of Lake Eden, Minnesota's first annual Dessert Bake-Off, but she turns detective (again) when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found dead. Hannah stirs up trouble when she snoops into the coach's private life. Second in the series.
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I like the cooking contest premise in this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this story very much. Characters are developing. #2 in series.
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This was a fun, quick read. This was the first book that I had read from this series, and while it won't probably win the Pulitzer, it does keep you interested until the end. I especially liked how the author included the recipes that the main character cooked up throughout the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun murder mystery with real recipes as an added bonus!
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Fun series-light and great recipes. Don't let the covers put you off. They are fluffier than the books.
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Another good story in the Hannah Swensen series. Does anyone ever make the recipes in the books?
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I am enjoying this series. I am just getting into cozies. This is a nice introduction to cozies for anyone wanting to try a new genre.
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This was a very fun book. I enjoyed the heroine and the recipes. Hopefully someday I can make the recipes.
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I really enjoyed this book. I have read the entire series and equally enjoyed them all.
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loved it
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Cute series
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This is a fun series!!
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I really loved this installation to the Hannah Swensen mysteries. It was witty clever funny and full of yummy recipes! Good clean language and very well put together Would recommend for anyone who likes a good cozy mystery
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Apricot bread pudding and murder - yum!
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Another delicious murder mystery! Hannah has become a cooking judge in front of a live audience. She is also given her few minutes of fame before each contest begins by baking a recipe and sharing it with the viewers.

One of the judges has to back out at the last minute due to a dental emergency, so the station has to have another person randomly choosen to be a judge on such short notice. They draw the name Boyd Watson. A basketball coach at the local high school where they are filming the baking contest.

It's a rather interesting mystery surrounding Boyd Watson's murder. Secrets are kept in this small town with someone blackmailing almost each and everyone. Hannah finds herself in more trouble than she bargins for when she promises the wife Danielle that she would help prove she is innocent since the new cop and her brother in lasw are pretty much not looking for another suspect and she is their main target.

I could not put this book down, it was a wonderful read. Without spoiling the book, there was one part in particular where I could not read fast enough. The first person that I felt was the killer and then changed my mind, I should have stuck with my initial instinct as I would have been correct. This book had me laugh out loud a few times because of the silly puns, or because of an insult coming from one of the characters when you had not expected it.

I am really getting sucked into this series and will have to look at getting the recipe book that was just released this month since all of them seem so tasty.

If you're ready for a good read that will have you on the edge of your seat, can't stop turning the pages even though you sould be making dinner or going to sleep, and have a sweet tooth this is the book for you.
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I enjoyed this second book in the series. Hannah as usual helps find the dead bodies and the killers alike. This time it's during a cook-off on tv!
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Quick reading - fun book - interesting characters - I'd definitely want to read the whole series!
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A fun murder mystery. Great recipes. A little predictable towards the end, but still a great story. Hannah rules!
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love it, i'm so hooked on these books and the recipes sound yummy!
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Another great book by Fluke! Quick and enjoyable read!
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Another great book by Joanne Fluke!
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I really liked this book
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this is a hannah Swensen series mystery.Witty and good recipes included
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I enjoyed this book very much. I love the humor mixed in with the problems of Hannah Swensen.
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This is an autographed copy.
Hannah has the honor of serving as head judge of the first annual Hartland Flour Dessert Bake-off, which she anticipates will be good advertising for her already popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. Then one of the judges, high school basketball coach Boyd Watson, is found dead, face down in Hannah's strawberry shortcake, and suspicion falls on Watson's abused wife, Danielle. Determined to prove Danielle's innocence, Hannah ignores the warnings of romantic interest Mike Kingston, the supervisor of detectives at the Winnetka County sheriff's station, not to get involved.
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Wonderful book. If you love mysteries based around food. You will love this fast pace book. Extra bonus is the recipes. I have used the author's recipes before- they are great.

Hannah is a judge on the towns first annual dessert bake-off. Murder happens to this town and Hannah needs to solve the mystery before she is on the killer's menue.
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This book is great! It was the first one in her series that i have read. And i like this book.
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great cozy mystery
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All of Joanne Fluke's books are good. If you want to sit down with a light-hearted good time book this is your author. I love her books. They are quick and easy to read and best of all, entertaining.
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Second in this series, recipes look good!
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If you like Janet Evanovich's books, you'll like Joanne Fluke.

When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah Swensen 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.
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Another enjoyable Hannah Swensen book.
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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.
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Lake Eden's Coach Boyd Watson is discovered dead, face down in Hannah's famous strawberry shortcake. Hannah snoops into the Coach's private life to attempt to discover who came up with the latest recipe for murder.
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I really enjoy The Cookie Jar series with Hannah Swensen, Moishe, Andrea, Lisa, Bill, Mike, and Norman in Minnesota. Coffee and mouth-watering cookies are always in the story. This copy is in very good shape without affects from any of the seven delicious recipes included.
Story holds you throughout the 308 pages.
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A cozy mystery with recipes.:-)
When president of Hartland flour company chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual dessert bake-off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as head judge. But when a fellow judge Coach Boyd Watson is found stone cold dead in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns sour.
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I am enjoying this series of books although I thought the writing could have been better.


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
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small tear on back cover.