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Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 8)
Cherry Cheesecake Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 8
Author: Joanne Fluke
Hannah Swensen and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, bask in the glow of Hollywood glamour when Main Street becomes a movie set.  And although tensions simmer as the cameras roll, no one expects the action to turn deadly...until it's too late... — There's no such thing as privacy in Lake Eden, but Hannah never thought things would go this ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780758202956
ISBN-10: 0758202954
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 363
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 261 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 8) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Maybe I was just in a bad mood when I read this, but it seems like Hannah's vehement refusal to share information with the police (her boyfriend) is both ridiculous and unlikely. The fact that she, her friends and family have turned murders in small-town Lake Eden into a competition to see who is more clever, the police or the baker ... is absurd.

There were soo many things in this story that I found totally implausible, that it distracted from the story, itself. A movie production comes to town to shoot some "small-town local color" and they end up casting half the town in credited roles. The producer throws money and "screen credits" around, and the masses fawn at his feet. UGH! Also, the solution was (too me, anyway) almost blatantly obvious.

Fluke's recipes, normally one of the strongest and most enjoyable parts of her writing, were, IMHO rather "pedestrian" .. and I'm sure I've seen at least one of them printed up in the grocery coupon flyer of my Sunday paper. Hardly the thing professional bakers flaunt. And the way she had to stretch the storyline to introduce the recipes in the first place seemed forced and contrived.

All in all, I'd not call this Fluke's best work ... and I despair that Hannah's actions and attitude may soon consign her to the same fate as Claudia Bishop's "Hemlock Falls Mysteries" -- recurring characters who experience no personal growth cease to advance the story line, and before long, I cease to advance the author's paycheck .... :-(
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Helpful Score: 2
The director of a movie filming in Lake Eden is killed... or was the male actor the target? Hannah is trying to decide between Mike and Norman while trying to find the killer. Or is newcomer Ross the right one?
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story. I want to strangle Mike. DH drooled over the recipes. We're definately copying a couple in this book.
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Will it be Mike? Norman? Or wait...Maybe it's Ross?! Trying to decide who Hannah should marry is the best part of this book. The murder is Ok, too. :O)
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a fun, easy book to read. I wish I would have copied some of the recipes before I swapped it! Would read another Hannah Swensen book.
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reviewed Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 8) on + 14 more book reviews
This book was as I expected from Joanne Fluke. I have enjoyed all the the Hannah Swensen series that I have read so far. Have enjoyed the recipes too. I have tried a couple and they were delicious.
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Another good Hannah Swensen tale with the whole family included. There are some new characters as the movie filming plot evolves and as always good recipes.
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If you like mysteries with a female hero then you have found the right series.

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