January 27, 2010

Review of: Cherry Cheesecake Murder by 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 far. Everyone has been telling her what to do ever since she got not one but two marriage proposals. Movie mania soon shoves Hannah's marriage dilemma into the background and even gives her cat a shot at stardom. The Cookie Jar serves as snack central with Main Street rented out for the week. She stirs lots of fresh gossip, whipping up treats for cast and crew, including demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite--cherry cheesecake.
Everything's on schedule until Dean demonstrates a suicide scene with a prop gun that turns out to be all too real. As filming continues, Hannah sifts through the clues, hoping against hope that the person responsible for Dean's death is half-baked enough to have made a mistake. When it happens, Hannah intends be there--ready to rewrite a killer's lethal script with the kind of quirky ending that can only happen in Lake Eden...

This won't be a typical review. I'm not going to rehash the book or the series. I really enjoy the Hannah Swenson Mysteries. However, this was my first time listening to the series. I loved it! The narrator, Suzanne Toren, is terrific. I was expecting to miss out on the recipes that are in the books, but the unabridged is truly that! The recipes are on the audio, how cool is that?

If you haven't tried the Hannah Swenson series on audio, do so. I plan on listening to the series from now on!

Title: Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #8)
Author: Joanne Fluke
ISBN: 9781419383038 (audio version)
Pages: 9 CDs, 10.5 hours - Hardcover 356
Published by: Recorded Books (2006)
Genre(s): Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Culinary Cozy
Source: I borrowed this audio book from my local library.
 tiny - 100+ tiny - SYLL tiny - audio book

Books in this series:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #2)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #3)
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #4)
Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #5)
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #6)
Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #7)
Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #8)**
Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #9)
Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #10)
Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #11)
Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #12)
Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swenson Mystery, #13)
**This review.


  1. Woo hoo - I added it to AudioSynced. Thanks for contributing!


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