Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
While this was a nice tidy mystery with great recipes like the rest, I was a bit disappointed. The story spent so much time on the drama and build up, that the murder was solved in just a couple chapters. Not the usual red herrings and clues to make the reader think about different outcomes. This one was very pat and not all the clues were given in such a way that led to the conclusion until the killer was there in your face and way to obvious and not at all satisfying. I guess after 23 other books, the author needs to find new ways to spice up the stories.
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!