Friday, March 20, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Title: Strawberry Shortcake Murder

Author: Joanne Fluke

Published: Kensington, 2011

Pages: 320

Series: Book 2, Hannah Swensen

Summary: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed.
Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah's snooping into the coach's private life and not coming up short on suspects. And could Watson's harsh criticism during the judging have given one of the contestants a license to kill? The stakes are rising faster than dough, and Hannah will have to be very careful, because somebody is cooking up a recipe for murder. . .with Hannah landing on the "necessary ingredients" list.  (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: After really enjoying the first book in the series I was looking forward to reading Strawberry Shortcake Murder. I was in the mood for something light and fun so this was the perfect book.

I did manage to guess who the murderer was, which I always find fun to do. I like that the clues are all there and it's just a matter of putting the right clues together to come up with the right conclusions.

The recipes in the book also just sound so good and there are a few that I would really love to try out.  The majority of them sound so good.  I think my one complaint about this series is that the descriptions of food always make me feel really hungry.

Overall, I really enjoyed Strawberry Shortcake Murder, it was a light, fun and really entertaining read.  I really love this series and look forward to reading the next book.

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