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Joanne Fluke - Wedding ​Cake Murder
Everyone ​in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake…

Joanne Fluke - Banana ​Cream Pie Murder
A ​romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen’s marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed’s homecoming won’t be as sweet as she anticipated . . . After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah’s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime—and living to tell about it—might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . . .

Joanne Fluke - Blackberry ​Pie Murder
It’s ​been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body–a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother’s wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she’s arrested… for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn’t hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect piecrust–and get herself to the church on time.

Joanne Fluke - Chocolate ​Cream Pie Murder
Not ​even Lake Eden’s nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding . . . When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden . . . before someone takes a slice out of her!

Joanne Fluke - Christmas ​Cake Murder
It's ​Christmas many years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen's wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. But as Hannah finds out, revisiting holiday memories can be murder . . . With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah's life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden--especially when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes for the merry festivities, she instantly becomes enthralled by Essie's old notebooks--and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York . . . Hannah's surprised by Essie's secret talent for penning crime fiction. She's even more surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother's house, it'll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake . . . Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar! "Series fans will enjoy learning how the Cookie Jar bakery came to be." --Publishers Weekly

Joanne Fluke - Coconut ​Layer Cake Murder
When ​Hannah learns that her sister Michelle’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she goes straight from a movie studio sound stage to the Los Angeles airport. Back in frigid Minnesota, she discovers that proving Lonnie’s innocence will be harder than figuring out what went wrong with a recipe. Lonnie remembers only parts of the night he went out to a local bar and ended up driving a very impaired woman home. He knows he helped her to her bedroom, but he doesn’t recall anything else until he woke up on her couch the following morning. When he went to the bedroom to check on her, he was shocked to discover she was dead. Hannah doesn’t know what to believe—only that exonerating a suspect who can’t remember is almost impossible, especially since Lonnie’s brother, Detective Rick Murphy, and Lonnie’s partner, Chief Detective Mike Kingston, have been taken off the case. Before everything comes crashing down on Lonnie like a heaping slice of coconut layer cake, it’ll be up to Hannah to rack up enough clues to toast a flaky killer . . .

Joanne Fluke - Laura Levine - Leslie Meier - Christmas ​Sweets
Gathered ​in one volume for the very first time, here are three yuletide tales of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring your favorite sleuths . . . THE TWELVE DESSERTS OF CHRISTMAS by JOANNE FLUKE It's the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch six kids over Christmas break. But when someone wants the cozy couple's romance to burn out faster than a scorched fruitcake, it's Hannah Swensen to the rescue, armed with her sleuthing skills--and twelve deliciously festive recipes . . . NIGHTMARE ON ELF STREET by LAURA LEVINE Aside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he's found murdered on the job--and Jaine is a suspect. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer . . . THE CHRISTMAS THIEF by LESLIE MEIER Elizabeth Stone is ready for a white Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine--until a fancy Yule ball at the Florida hotel where she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor's jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth's mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. ʼTis the season for a little investigating . . . Includes Luscious Holiday Recipes!

Joanne Fluke - Carrot ​Cake Murder
Summertime ​has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is happy to help her business partner, Lisa, prepare for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle, Gus, makes a surprise appearance. Well, almost everyone. When Gus is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake by his side, Hannah sets to work to uncover the secrets from his past. She'll have to sift through a long line of suspects to find a killer--and it could prove to be a recipe for her own demise...

Joanne Fluke - Raspberry ​Danish Murder
_Thanksgiving ​has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears..._ Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table.

Joanne Fluke - Peach ​Cobbler Murder
With ​The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, and one of the owners is found shot to death in the store, Hannah is 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.

Fern Michaels - Beverly Barton - Joanne Fluke - Shirley Jump - Sugar ​and Spice
Tis ​the season when anything can happen . . . when passion sparks brightest . . . and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love . . . The Christmas Stocking, Fern Michaels Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors' center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small-town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in . . . The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly Barton Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn't have any reason to look forward to the holidays--until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he's falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow . . . The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne Fluke Take two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help--and eight, great recipes--from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and you've got a romantic holiday tale that's sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm . . . Twelve Days, Shirley Jump Of all the luck--Natalie Harris can't believe she drew Jake Lyons as her Secret Santa pal! The dreamy hunk leaves her completely tongue-tied. But with twelve days of secret gifts, sweet notes, and steamy emails to go, she just may conquer her fear and discover something surprising under the tree . . . Treat yourself to four unforgettable tales of holiday romance filled with sugar and spice and everything nice . . .

Joanne Fluke - Christmas ​Caramel Murder
Christmas ​normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as reindeer alighting on a rooftop—but this yuletide season the only thing coming down Hannah Swensen’s chimney is a case of murder . . . The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .

Joanne Fluke - Double ​Fudge Brownie Murder
Life ​in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder... Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel--and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie...

Joanne Fluke - Blueberry ​Muffin Murder
Hannah's ​popular Minnesota bakery, The Cookie Jar, is best known for its tempting confections—until best-selling cookbook author and television personality Connie McIntyre is murdered in its pantry. Despite police warnings to steer clear of the case, Hannah is soon chasing down a bevy of suspicious characters.

Joanne Fluke - Leslie Meier - Laura Levine - Gingerbread ​Cookie Murder
The ​strong scent of gingerbread is in the air in this collection of mystery novellas by a trio of whodunit specialists. The stories could scarcely be more different; Joanne Fluke's "Gingerbread Cookie Murder" involves the homicide of a neighbor whose enemies outnumber even the sprinkles on your favorite confection. On the other hand, "The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies" involves the suspicious "accidental" death of a playing a cookie treat in an amateur holiday theatre event. And arriving with the eggnog is Leslie Meier's "Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots," a diverting tale about a murder and the disappearance of an adorable five-year-old sugar lover. (P.S. Gingerbread Cookie Murder contains tasty recipes to accompany the reading.)

Joanne Fluke - Cream ​Puff Murder
Bakery ​owner Hannah Swensen has a dress to fit into and a date with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden's new health club, Heavenly Bodies. Dragging herself out of bed on a frigid Minnesota morning for exercise, of all things, is bad enough. Discovering the body of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating in the gym's jacuzzi? Okay, that's worse. Nor does it help that there's a plate of The Cookie Jar's very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene.Trying to narrow the list of Ronni's enemies down to fewer than half the town's female population, Hannah has her plate full. Trouble is, when it comes to cookies--and to murder--there's always room for one more...

Joanne Fluke - Sugar ​Cookie Murder
Cookie-monger ​Hannah Swenson (Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, 2003, etc.) continues to juggle one career, two suitors, and assorted corpses in Fluke's latest confection. When the owner of The Cookie Jar is tapped to edit the Lake Eden potluck cookbook, one recipe she definitely wants to exclude is Shawna Lee Quinn's brownie recipe-cute detective Mike Kingston just likes those brownies too much. So on her way to the community Christmas party, she delivers a pan of jalapeno-laced brownies to the Winnetka County sheriff's office to see if she can jolt Mike to his senses. At the party, though, it's Hannah who gets jolted. After judging the appetizers and entrees, she loses track of her mother's prized Regency cake cutter, only to find it plunged into the ample bosom of Brandi, Martin Dubinski's brand-new Vegas showgirl wife. Once again, Mike warns her to leave investigating to the professionals. But with the help of alternate boyfriend Norman Rhoades, Hannah quickly discovers that the murder isn't what it appears to be. Now if she can only get out of the snowbound community center before her sister Andrea delivers her baby on the dessert table-and, more important, before Mike tastes those doctored brownies. The 81 appended recipes (a record for the genre?) run the gamut from radish soup to candied pecans. The mystery is plainer fare, though Hannah still proves she's smarter than Mike gives her credit for.

Joanne Fluke - Karácsonyi ​habcsók és gyilkosság
A ​puding próbája az evés. A minnesotai kisváros, Lake Eden apraja, nagyja végső tesztnek veti alá a lakói nevével fémjelzett szakácskönyvben szereplő ételeket, mégpedig a közösségi házban rendezett karácsonyi büfén. Megízlelhetik Edna Ferguson nem egészen svéd húsgombócát, Delores E-Z lasagnaját, Andrea ünnepi zseléjét, és Hannah napfény csokoládétortáját. Hannah Swensen számára a karácsony olyan, akár a legfinomabb csokimáz egy remekbe sikerült tortán. És ezúttal minden hozzávaló megvan a tökéletes ünnephez. Amíg ő a Süti Édenben szorgoskodik a napi finomságokkal, már alakul az esti mulatság. Hiszen, ha a város legremekebb receptjeihez hozzáadjuk Hannah két, fel-felbukkanó hódolóját, egy csipetnyit a minden perces kismama Andreából, pár csöppet az anyjából meg a hamisítatlan angol lord udvarlójából mit is kaphatunk? Egy katasztrófa receptjét - pedig a legzaftosabb hozzávaló még hátravan… A nemrégiben elvált Martin Dubinski vadonatúj hitvesével, Brandivel jelenik meg a karácsonyi büfén. A Las Vegas-i showgirl az állatvédőket - így Hannah-t is - hergelő módon talpig szőrmében, felékszerezve tetszeleg, míg az ex nej olyan, akár egy lefagyasztott tojássárgája. És amikor eltűnik Delores Swensen antik tortakése, a parkolóban bukkannak rá az új - és immár néhai - Mrs. Dubinski dekoltázsában. Mivel a hóvihar a gyilkosság helyszínén "marasztalja" a városka lakóit, Hannah-nak kéznél vannak a nyomozás kellékei: a fél város és köztük a gyilkos is… Így tüstént beveti nyomozói tehetségét, hogy megoldja az ügyet. Ahogy a hóvihar fokozódik, Hannán múlik, hogy ki tudja-e ásni a nyomokat, hogy mindenkit megnyugtathasson: ez a karácsony már nem tartogat több halálos meglepetést.

Joanne Fluke - Red ​Velvet Cupcake Murder
This ​summer has been warmer than usual in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen is trying to beat the heat both in and out of her bakery kitchen. But she's about to find out the hard way that nothing cools off a hot summer day like cold-blooded murder. . . It's a hot, muggy evening, and the last thing Hannah wants to do is squeeze into a pair of pantyhose for the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel. But with Hannah's famous Red Velvet cupcakes being served in the hotel's new Red Velvet lounge, she can't bring herself to back out. The party starts off with a bang with the unexpected arrival of Doctor Bev, a Lake Eden legend who left town in shame after she two-timed her fiancé one too many times. Bev's splashy appearance on the arm of a wealthy investor is the talk of the night. But the gossip comes to a screeching halt when a partygoer takes a mysterious dive off the hotel's rooftop garden. The victim is the sheriff's secretary, Barbara Donnelly, and she is barely clinging to life. The question is, did she fall--or was she pushed? As the police investigate, the only one who isn't preoccupied with the case is Doctor Bev. She's too busy trying to stir things up with her old flame Norman, who's reunited with Hannah. Just as Hannah's patience with Bev runs dangerously thin, her rival is found dead at the bottom of Miller's Pond. The only clue the police have is the Red Velvet cupcake Bev ate right before she died--and the tranquilizers someone seems to have baked into it. To everyone's shock, Hannah is now the unlikely target of a murder investigation--and she's feeling the heat in a way she never has before. . .

Joanne Fluke - Epertorta ​és gyilkosság
Hannah ​Swensen újra nyomoz. A krimisorozat első részében a lángvörös hajú hősnő bebizonyította, hogy logikája és bátorsága - megbolondítva egy csipetnyi fanyar humorral - legalább annyira különleges, mint közkedvelt süteménykreációja az Egzotikus csók. Ezúttal a leleményes cukrásznő a Lake Eden-i sütőverseny zsűrijében elnököl, ahol valóban vérre menő a küzdelem. Lake Eden élete felpezsdül, mert a Hartlan Liszt igazgatója az évenként megrendezendő desszertsütőverseny helyszínéül választja a barátságos amerikai kisvárost. Hannah az öttagú zsűri elnökeként izgatottan készül a nagy eseményre. Amikor azonban az egyik zsűritagot, Boyd Watson edzőt vérbe fagyva találják a Hannah-féle epertorta maradványai között, a vakmerő cukrásznő egy barackos kenyérfelfújt és egy kakaós süti elkészíttése közben újra magánnyomozásba kezd, és rövidesen szövevényes bűnügyre derít fényt. Vajon Watson zsűritagként mondott kemény kirtikái adhattak okot a gyilkosságra? A nyomozás izgalma emelkedik, akár a tészta a sütőben, ráadásul Hannah-nak vigyáznia kell, mert a gyilkos sejti, hogy a nyomában vannak, és ha kell, újra akcióba lép.

Joanne Fluke - Rejtélyes ​répatorta és gyilkosság
Tombol ​a nyár a minnesotai Lake Edenben. Hannah Swensen, a Süti Éden tulajdonosnője, már nagyon várta a nyáridőt, mikor mi más dolga lehet az ember lányának, mint jégkrémet és fagylaltot nyalogatni naphosszat, no és piknikezni járni a barátokkal. Ám a kényelmes lustálkodásra most sem marad sok ideje a cukrászlánynak. Az amúgy is szűkös idejét meg kell osztania a napi munkája és az ipari mennyiségű süti rendelés között, ugyanis Lisa és Herb nagycsaládi fesztiválján résztvevőket ezúttal Hannah látja el kellő boldogsághormonokkal. Emellett ki kell derítenie, hogy mi állhat a narancsfoltos macskája, Móse fura viselkedésének hátterében. Javában folyik a családi összejövetel, amikor is váratlan vendég bukkan fel… Mindenki nagyon meglepődik, amikor Lisa rég elvesztett bácsikája, Gus, egyszer csak megjelenik az egyik családi programon. A férfiról senki nem hallott azóta, hogy 25 évvel ezelőtt se szó, se beszéd elhagyta a kisvárost. Gus bácsi rögtön az összejövetel középpontjába kerül vadonatúj Jaguárjával, a megtalált sikerről és csillogásról szóló történeteivel, és persze féktelen pénzszórásával. Majdnem annyira népszerű, mint Hannah méltán híres répatorta remeke, amelyről kiderül, hogy Gus bácsi egyik kedvenc desszertje. Ám mikor másnap reggel az egész rokonság a nagycsaládi fotózkodásra gyűlne össze, kiderül, hogy a rég nem látott nagybácsi ismét eltűnt. Hannah elindul, hogy megkeresse a férfit, de a keresés döbbenetes eredményt hoz. A Tóparti Pavilon bárpultja mögött Hannah kiszúrja pompás répatortájának két szeletét a földön… mellettük pedig ott fekszik Gus bácsi, mellkasából egy kiálló jégvágóval! Kis szimatolgatás után kiderül, bizony nem mindenki örült annyira Gus bácsi visszatérésének. Miután Hannah újabb és újabb titkokat tud meg a férfi múltjáról, rájön, sokan vannak, akik a férfi halálát kívánhatták. Vajon ki az, aki annyira gyűlölte, hogy nem csak kívánta a halálát, hanem meg is ölte? Hannah pedig nyomoz, ezúttal sem törődve azzal, a nyomozás akár a saját életébe is kerülhet! Új, izgalmas süteményreceptekkel!

Joanne Fluke - Áfonyás ​muffin és gyilkosság
Végy ​egy téli álmában szendergő kisvárost, pezsdítsd fel egy Téli karnevállal, amelynek díszvendége az egyik legismertebb televíziós főzőműsor sztárja, bolondítsd meg az egészet a város első polgármesterének kísértetével és máris készen áll minden Hannah Swensen újabb esetéhez. A szingli cukrásznő ismét kénytelen nyomozni, hiszen Connie Mac, a szár konyhatündér éppen az ő cukrászdájának a kamrájában kap a fejére halálos ütést egy baseballütővel. Ráadásul a fő gyanúsított: húgának egyik legjobb barátnője, akiről elképzelni sem lehet, hogy ilyet tegyen. S miután a Téli karnevál lékhorgász-versenyén a következő hulla is felbukkan a fagyos vízből, Hannah és húga immár mindent bevet a valódi gyilkos horogra akasztásáért. És míg a vörös hajú nyomozónő kegyeiért Norman és Mike immár három kötet óta verseng, feltűnik az első szerelem, Greg is a városban, megnehezítve ezzel Hannah amúgy sem egyszerű magánéletét. A sok fordulat és izgalom között már-már alig jut idő a sütésre, de Hannah üzlettársa, Lisa gondoskodik arról, hogy a karnevál süteményellátása nehogy veszélybe kerüljön. Így az olvasó is megismerkedhet újabb 7 nagyszerű édesség elkészítésének titkaival.

Joanne Fluke - Szemérmes ​barack és gyilkosság
A ​válság a Süti Édent sem kerüli el. Hannah és társa, Lisa azért küzdenek nap, mint nap, hogy Lake Eden egykori népszerű cukrászdáját ne kelljen bezárniuk. De a válság oka nem gazdasági. Shawna Lee nem csak a szerelemben akar Hannah vetélytársa lenni, hanem desszert fronton is. A Magnóliaszirom cukrászda pedig - amelyet a rivális az utca túloldalán nyitott - sikeresnek bizonyul. A krízis olyan mély, hogy Hannah fejében még a házasság gondolata is felmerül. A Lake Eden-i hullafogó, ahogy Hannah-t a háta mögött nevezik - azonban mégis kap egy új esélyt a sorstól. Ugyanis Lisa Valentin napi esküvőjén nem jelenik meg Shawna Lee a beígért barackos cobblerrel. Remények, szerelem, féltékenység, szélhámosság és természetesen egy gyilkosság fűszerezi a Valentin napra készülődő kisváros újabb izgalmas történetét. De a vörös hajú cukrászlány nemcsak a nyomozásban erős. Hiszen női rafinériájával, a Szemérmes barackkal és még kilenc egyéb kreatív süteménnyel felveszi a harcot mindkét fronton.

Joanne Fluke - Lemon ​Meringue Pie Murder
Hannah ​Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just bought a house from local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to tear down in order to build the dream home he and Hannah designed. It seems the plan has been cooking for quite some time, and Hannah is shocked--especially since her ring finger is still very much bare. The good news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down house is full of antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mother first dibs. They uncover some gorgeous old furniture, a patchwork quilt...and Rhonda Scharf's dead body. A little more sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two--and one of The Cookie Jar's famous lemon meringue pies. Now it's up to Hannah to turn up the heat--and get busy tracking down the clues. Starting in her very own kitchen.

Joanne Fluke - Pikáns ​meglepetés és gyilkosság
Lake ​Edenben a hangulat tetőfokára hág, hiszen Hannah egyik udvarlója, Norman elkezdi felépíteni álmaik házát, amelyet együtt terveztek - pusztán egy versenyre benevezve -, ám ez a gesztus anyjának egy lánykéréssel felér. Közben Mike, a seriff engdékennyé válik, s amikor kiderül, hogy a Norman által megvásárolt romos ház egy hullát rejt, nemhogy eltiltja a szingli cukrásznőt a nyomozástól, hanem egyenesen megengedi neki. Így aztán mindenki azért drukkol, hogy Hannah nyomozása sikeresebb legyen, és előbb hozzon eredményt, mint a rendőröké. A nyomozási versenyfutás pedig a legnagyobb amerikai ünnep, a július negyediki Függetlenség Napja rendezvényei és díszletei között zajlik. Nemzeti színű sütemények, fúvószenekar, felvonulási kocsik, tűzijáték - és a kacér Rhonda Scharf rejtélyes halála egy romos ház pincéjében...

Joanne Fluke - Laura Levine - Leslie Meier - Candy ​Cane Murder
'Tis ​the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit... "Candy Cane Murder" by Joanne Fluke Bakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her elf costume--but it's too late to count calories. Lake Eden's annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of Bergstrom's Department Store, happily ho-ho-hos his way through the festivities in his Santa suit. But when a trail of candy canes leads to his corpse in a snow bank, Hannah must find Kris Kringle's killer. "The Dangers of Candy Canes" by Laura Levine When a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane, the roofing contractor being held responsible for murder asks freelance writer Jaine Austen to investigate. But solving this untimely holiday death means delving into the cutthroat Christmas decorating wars among scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stocking. It takes a fruitcake hiding a weapon and a stunning confrontation to expose the mastermind of this holiday murder. "Candy Canes of Christmas Past" by Leslie Meier Twenty-some years ago, Lucy Stone arrived in Tinker Cove, Maine, and discovered her knack for solving mysteries when she met Miss Tilly, the town librarian, whose mother took a fatal fall down the basement stairs one Christmas Eve. The "accident" left a cloud of suspicion on Miss Tilly's father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victim's body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of the glass candy cane as she unlocks the doors of Christmas past, exposing secrets, scandal, and a killer who got away with murder. Whether a gift for yourself or that special someone on your list, there's no better way to spend the holidays than with these tantalizing mysteries of murder...

Joanne Fluke - Cherry ​Cheesecake Murder
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...

Joanne Fluke - Devil's ​Food Cake Murder
These ​days, everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with activity, and Hannah Swensen is no exception. But no matter how busy she may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend in need--especially when he's been murdered. . . Hannah Swensen has to admit that her life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling almost as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is on Cloud Nine, head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon! When Bob's childhood friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he's on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan--until Hannah finds Matthew in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil's Food Cake, a single bullet in his head. Determined to find out who killed Matthew, Hannah starts asking questions--and discovers that the good Reverend wasn't quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. But could the gold Sacagawea coins in Sunday's collection plate hold the key to solving the crime? Or is the murder connected to that big jewel heist out in Minneapolis? Is it possible that Matthew's love of chocolate somehow led to his downfall? It will take some more digging to find out, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly. . .

Joanne Fluke - Chocolate ​Chip Cookie Murder
Hannah ​Swensen already has her hands full, between dodging her mother's attempts to marry her off, and running Lake Eden, Minnesota's most popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. But when the Cozy Cow Dairy's beloved deliveryman is found murdered behind Hannah's bakery with her famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, Hannah sets out to track down a killer. The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. This is one murder that's starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah's mouth, and if she doesn't watch her back, her sweet life may get burned to a crisp.

Joanne Fluke - Cinnamon ​Roll Murder
When ​Hannah learns that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. But minor injuries for the keyboard player turn deadly when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest.

Joanne Fluke - Piruló ​képviselőfánk és gyilkosság
A ​minnesotai tél a legalkalmasabb időszak arra, hogy az ember összebújva odakuporodjon a kandalló elé kedvesével és valami édeset majszoljon. Az édesség kedvenc cukrászlányunk számára nem gond, viszont a kedvessel való összebújással kicsit még várnia kell, ugyanis alkalmi szívszerelme csúnya gyilkossági ügybe keveredik mint gyanúsított…. Vészesen közeledik Delores könyvbemutató partija, és Hannah-nak bele kell férnie alkalmi ruhájába, így nincs más választása, mint húgát, Andreát követve beiratkozni Lake Eden vadonatúj fitnesztermébe, az Édeni Testekbe. Már önmagában is elég rémisztő, hogy a fagyos minnesotai reggelen kimásszon a puha ágyból és edzésre induljon. De hogy egy hullát is találjon a fitneszterem jakuzzijában, az már több mint sok. A helyzeten csak ront, hogy a gyilkosság helyszínét a Süti Édenben készített képviselőfánkok szegélyezik. Az a tény pedig, hogy az édességeket nem más, mint Hannah alkalmi szerelme, Mike Kingston nyomozó vásárolta, már csak hab a tortán. Mike elsőszámú gyanúsítottja lesz a gyilkosságnak, amelynek áldozata nem más, mint a férfifaló bombázó Ronni Ward. Ronni fitneszedzőként dolgozott mind a seriff irodán, mind pedig az Édeni Testekben, és nem éppen jó szokása volt saját édeni testének bevetése szinte minden útjába kerülő férfinál, függetlenül attól, nős avagy facér volt-e az illető. Nem csoda, hogy sok Lake Eden-i hölgy egy csepp könnyet nem sok, annyit sem ejt a hír hallatán. Vajon akarhatta-e bármelyik hölgy is annyira Ronni eltávolítását, hogy még a gyilkosságtól se riadjon vissza? Mike segítséget kér Hannah-tól, és mint bármelyik felfüggesztet, gyanúsított nyomozó tenné, ő is szorgosan menedzseli a lány minden lépését… 8 új, izgalmas recepttel: Mega-giga csokis cookie 5* Hannah piruló képviselőfánkja 5* Ne szólj szám süti 4* Áfonyás ropogós 5* Triplacsokis szuperkekszek 4 és fél* Brownie + 4* Norman híres tojássalátája 4 és fél* Fantasztikusan-citromosan fanyar kekszek 5*

Joanne Fluke - Csokis ​tündértorta és gyilkosság
A ​sütis krimi sorozat legújabb, 5. kötetében a szingli cukrásznő, Hannah Swensen napjai gyilkosság nélkül sem telnek unalmasan mostanában. Mert miközben finomabbnál finomabb süteményeket készít a Süti Édenben, szerkeszti a Lake Eden-i szakácskönyvet, főzőtanfolyamot vezet, pátyolgatja húgát, Andreát, akinek napokon belül megszületik második gyermeke. Ráadásul Lake Edenben mindenki izgatottan készül a seriff-választásra. A versengésben pedig Bill, Hannah sógora a híresen szigorú Grant seriff ellenfele. De természetesen a Süti Éden tulajdonosnője nem tudja távol tartani magát a minnesotai kisváros legújabb bűntényétől, amikor is Grant seriffet egy este holtan találják. Hiszen ki más fedezné fel a vaskalapos rendőrfőnök hulláját, ha nem éppen a szingli cukrásznő? És ki más lehetne az első számú gyanúsított, mint Bill? Hannah-nak most mindennél fontosabb, hogy tisztázza sógorát és kiderítse, ki a tettes valójában. A Tündértorta rejtélye is tartogat további izgalmakat és nem csak azért, mert a történet során végig a receptjéből hiányzó titkos hozzávalót nyomozza Hannah és segítője Lisa…

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