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Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 13)
Apple Turnover Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 13
Author: Joanne Fluke
It's early summer in Lake Eden, MN and The Cookie Jar is bustling with orders for wedding showers, graduation parties, and family gatherings. Hannah's just wondering how they can get it all done when Mrs. Bascomb comes in to order twelve-hundred cookies for the opening luncheon at the 3-day charity event she's holding on the campus o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758234896
ISBN-10: 0758234899
Publication Date: 3/1/2010
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Hardcover
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kskrista avatar reviewed Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 13) on + 162 more book reviews
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I continue to read this series although I find myself wondering why after each successive book. Apple Turnover Murder seemed to me more of a recipe book decorated with a story line. In fact, the mystery for me in this book was *who* would be murdered. I forgot it was going to be a mystery and was interested enough to keep reading this sweet, rather inane, story until suddenly the mystery of who would be murdered was solved. I then had no trouble figuring out "whodunnit", long before Hannah did. (I won't share how I figured it out.)

What fascinates me about these books is that somehow they *do* continue to hold my attention. This latest book is a fast read with short chapters and lots of recipes. While I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat reading with bated breath, I also didn't want to stop reading until the story was over. As I've noticed with the last few books in this series, the writing is somewhat stilted in the beginning and then picks up. I'm not sure if it's because one gets used to the style or because the writing actually improves.

I give this book three stars. It was a quick, gentle read with many delicious recipes. The only thing I really didn't like was (another) abrupt ending. And this abrupt ending includes a small cliff hanger. The nerve. :-)
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reviewed Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 13) on + 5 more book reviews
I love finding out what's going to happen next with Hannah and what new receipes she and her family and friends will cook up next.


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