With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble... As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only hope that spring is just around the corner—and that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves—and cutting into her profits.
At least Hannah has her business partner Lisa's wedding to look forward to. She's turned one of Lisa's favorite childhood treats into a spectacular Wedding Cookie Cake. And Lisa's aunt will be bringing her famous Peach Cobbler to the reception. But Hannah starts to steam when she finds out that Shawna Lee has been invited—and is bringing her own Peach Cobbler.
Hannah doesn't like having the Georgia Peach in the mix, especially when both Shawna Lee and Hannah's sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no-shows to the wedding. Hannah has suspected that Mike is interested in more than Shawna Lee's baking abilities. So when she sees lights on at the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she investigates—and finds Shawna Lee shot to death.
Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar was losing business to the Magnolia Bakery—a fact that puts Hannah at the top of the initial list of suspects. But with a little help from her friends, Hannah's determined to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet-as-pie act—and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder…
That's such long blurb, I'm not really sure what I can add to that. I really enjoy this series. They are always fun, have some yummy recipes. If you want to read a fun murder mystery any of these would suit you. They can each basically stand on their own. However, if you are intersted in reading the entire series, you should read them in order.
If you are already a fan: It seems like Hannah is going to finally have to choose between Mike and Norman. Personally I don't think there IS a decision to be made. I know who I want Hannah to end up with and have know since she started dating them both.
Title: Peach Cobbler Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Published by: Kensington (February 1, 2006 (first published March 1st 2005))
Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Cozy, Series
Source: I borrowed this book from local library.
Grade: B What does this grade mean?
Challenges I read this book for:
Marg @ Reading Adventures
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)