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Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10)
Carrot Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 10
Author: Joanne Fluke
Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends.  But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer... — Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate, baking up a s...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758210203
ISBN-10: 0758210205
Publication Date: 3/1/2008
Pages: 326
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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CacaoBear avatar reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
UGH! I really don't know WHY I continue to torture myself by reading this series! It's a good thing I'm getting them via PBS, and NOT paying for them!

Where to begin ...

In the early Hannah Swensen mysteries, the characters were interesting, even engaging. By about book #7, they became plastic and flat. Now they are getting beyond annoying! Hannah is a whiny, waffling waste of good ink and paper.

I'll admit to not figuring out who the killer was. But I think that was because the author didn't know herself until she wrote the final scene. The "evidence" was just that "manufactured" ...

And ... there wasn't much to the mystery part of the story .. so it was filled with a lot of pointless, meaningless stuffing. I kept wondering what this scene or that scene added to the story ... a whole lot of nothing!

Save yourself the time and money (or PBS credit) .. don't bother!!
Kim1264 avatar reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on
Helpful Score: 3
It had been a while since I had read the previous book in this series, but I was surprised to realize that I had actually been looking forward to finally getting this book from my WL. As much as Hannah annoys me sometimes, ok a lot of the time, I felt like I was re-visiting an old friend while I was reading this book. Hannah is still investigating and showing up her cop "friend", who apparently doesn't know how to solve a murder, since Hannah has to do it for him. And then there's Norman... why can't she just admit she loves him and be done with it? He is much better for her than Mike anyway! All in all, another great read from Joanne Fluke, and I look forward to the next one, which is coming up soon on my WL!
sugarbaby avatar reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book did not have the same quality as the rest of the series. The plot was thin, the "whodunit" easy to figure out, and basically the characters were very 2 dimensional.
The relationship between Hannah, Norman & Mike is never really explored beyond a few interactions, and the ending leaves you thinking "Huh?". It ends in a whisper, and having already figured out 1/3 of the way through who did it & why (and the motive for the killing is VERY pathetic) the rest of the book wasn't worth finishing - but I suffered through it.
It was, overall, a very weak attempt from Ms Fluke to continue with a series that started great....but is slowly losing it's appeal.
reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on
Helpful Score: 2
While this book was very entertaining, the plot was not as well crafted as it has been for some of the other books in the series. There are also some places where Hannah's naivety is a little hard to believe. I also think that it is time for Hannah to choose a boyfriend to marry. Maybe a change of scenery would be good too? Hannah goes on a trip...I don't know! :) I still really enjoyed this book as light reading.
cottonmouthfan avatar reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Need some light, fluffy reading? How about a new recipe? You get both in this book. A light murder mystery with some truly excellent recipes. The Scandinavian Almond Cake is incredible. All recipes have easy to follow instructions and every one I tried turned out well. The story is interesting without being demanding. A perfect weekend filler or lunch-time read.
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iritnus avatar reviewed Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 10) on + 37 more book reviews
A piece of cake to read. Har har har. I've read almost every book in this series. The plots are formulaic but it's good when you don't have to think and in my jobs I read for work, not pleasure, too much of the time. I read culinary mysteries for the recipes. I get just as tired of goody-goody Hannah trying to choose between two boyfriends in this one -- oh grow up -- as I weary of Goldy in Diane Mott Davidson's series reminding everyone what a horrible abusive ex-husband she has -- you have a better one now, let it go already and teach me how to cook something. Hannah's character at least talks and behaves like someone her age -- I always think Goldy is way older than she is and her character is supposed to be about my age.
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Loved this whole series,good mysteries and easy to read


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