27. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Food, Janet, Mystery

Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke, 310 pages, read by Janet, on 11/26/2012

     I have never before read a book that had delicious recipes for items mentioned in the story.  There are twenty-two sweet recipes scattered through the book.  The story is an interesting murder of a woman who enjoyed men (perhaps too much!) and all the people involved in her life.  Hannah Swenson, who owns a bakery and always seems to have extra sweets around to share with people (which we can bake from the recipes provided), has solved murders before, so this was a good opportunity to use her wisdom and attention to details to find out who did what.

As she is working on the case of the woman found floating in the pool, Hannah is also working out in the gym and dieting to lose weight so she could fit into a dress her mother had chosen for her to wear to a book launch party.  Food seems to always be on everyone’s mind, but they do discuss the murder with enough people to bring out the guilty one.  In fact, he almost does away with Hannah before she is rescued.

Now to try those recipes!!

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