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Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake shop, The Cookie Jar. . . 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's 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 clues. Starting in her very own kitchen. . . Includes nine original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try! "Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and other treats, presented with helpful procedural hints, are an extra bonus." --Publishers Weekl
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AutumnAuroraRain95
Mehso-so

3/5 stars. I keep reading these books because I‘m invested in the characters, and i like to see if i can figure out who the killer is before Hannah can, but this book just took forever! She didn‘t figure it out until the last chapter, and there was such a build up that i felt a little let down.

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CoveredInRust
Mehso-so

Here's the thing... I enjoy these stories immensely. I cannot stand Hannah Swensen. She's a horrible girlfriend, and a judgemental human being. I keep hoping she'll pull her head out of her ass and be decent, but it hasn't happened yet. She was okay in the first book but 2-4 have shown her to be a two-faced little nitwit. I'm undecided if I'll be reading more of this series.

ReadingEnvy What do you like, the food themed mysteries? 3y
CoveredInRust @ReadingEnvy I like any cozy, really. I just dislike this heroine. 3y
ReadingEnvy Have you ever tried the tea shop mysteries by Laura Childs? I like the heroine in those. 3y
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CoveredInRust @ReadingEnvy Yes! I loved the first one and am continuing them. The setting in that one is perfect, too! 3y
ReadingEnvy @CoveredInRust yes the setting is everything in those.. and every occasion has the perfect tea of course 3y
melbeautyandbooks I totally agree. There is another series that is much better than this one. I heard about it from @DebinHawaii. I tagged the first book in the series below. 3y
melbeautyandbooks I totally agree. There is another series that is much better than this one. I heard about it from @DebinHawaii I tagged the first book in the series below. 3y
melbeautyandbooks Sorry for the double post. It wouldn't go through at first. 3y
CoveredInRust @melbeautyandbooks ooooh! I have the first few in that series, I just haven't started yet. Thanks for letting me know! 3y
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SaraFair
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So inspired to bake while reading Joanne Fluke. This one was set in summer, but I love to read these between more serious, slow books. I must be getting the hang of it though, cause I figured out the murderer about half way in.

Dolly That book makes me want to go out and get pie. 😋 I totally get what you mean about reading these light books between others. I do it too and keep these books on hand just for that purpose and call them 'palate cleansers'. 3y
SaraFair @Dolly - Yes! And I am most recently reading more palate cleansers than books that are heavy. 3y
LauraBeth I feel encouraged to go bake something now 😀 3y
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