Book Reviews of Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 6)

Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 6)
Sugar Cookie Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 6
Author: Joanne Fluke
ISBN-13: 9780758206817
ISBN-10: 075820681X
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 139 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 6) on + 278 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
For months, Hannah has been working on the Lake Eden Cookbook. Now it's time for the final test, tonight's potluck at the community center. With a winter storm blowing outside, everyone is inside enjoying all the delicious food and feeding the gossip mill about Martin Dubinski and his new wife, Brandi Wyen. Seems the two got married when Martin was in Vegas and she's a dancer from the famous city. Meanwhile, Andrea is finally off bed rest, and Hannah finally gets to meet her mom's new boyfriend.

But when Hannah finds Brandi stabbed with her mother's antique cake knife, things take a turn for the worse. With a full blown blizzard raging outside, everyone is trapped at the community center with the killer. Hannah sets out to help Mike solve this crime while the trail is still fresh. But can she do it without letting everyone else know what's going on?

If you're a fan of this series, you need this book. The series character's storylines take a step forward, and you won't want to miss what happens to them. Plus, as always, there's a good mystery. Personally, I didn't have it figured out before the end.

This entry in the series is really only a novella. The second half of the book features the recipes from the cookbook. Naturally, there are a few awkward paragraphs listing the dishes, but everything mentioned makes an appearance in the back. As with any cookbook, there are some wonderful sounding recipes and some that don't appeal to me (like the fish), but considering I bought the book for the mystery, I'm really not complaining. (And a side note, there's an error on a recipe in this book as well. For the Not So Swedish Meatballs, you really only need one 50 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup, which should be fairly obvious.)
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Helpful Score: 3
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I enjoy Joanne Fluke's cozy mysteries. I like the omission of graphic details, the focus on building characters (her partner, her sister & mom, even her cat!), the open & caring relationship with family/friends, the old-fashioned values of this small town & the people who live there. SPOILER: In this story, the murder doesn't take place until Chapter 9, which means the murder/mystery portion of the book is shorter than usual. That's why I gave this one 4 stars instead of 5 stars - I prefer more focus on the actual mystery, finding clues, solving the case etc.. On the other hand, it's more of a special occasion novel, with many more recipes aimed at the holidays.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of recipes in this book of Lake Eden and Hannah Swensen. Always fun to come home to Minnesota to the "Cookie Jar". A nice cozy.
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Series mystery with cookie recipes.
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Good recipes. Very short story. Quick read
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The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas utnil murder is added to the mix.
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The story itself was really good. It followed in the same fashion as the rest of the series. However, for such a big book out was almost all recipes and beer little story. I felt kind of cheated.
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This is a great book read in 1 day!!!
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Hardback. Over half the book is recipes. From the cover: "The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the Lake Eden annual Christmas Buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife-all wrapped up in glitter and fur..."
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Very good! 1/2 of the book is recipes, the other is the murder mystery.
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A cute and funny read.
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Great read!!!
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Joanne Fluke just keeps cranking these out...a fun read!
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Lot of recipes!
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The cookbook is worth getting this book. This story is not the author's best, however.