Raspberry Danish Murder

Raspberry Danish Murder

Joanne Fluke / Jun 27, 2019

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

  • Title: Raspberry Danish Murder
  • Author: Joanne Fluke
  • ISBN: 1617732265
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 p 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 304 pages Published January 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation first published February 27th 2018 More Details ISBN 1617732265 ISBN13 9781617732263 Series Hannah Swensen 22 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Raspberry Danish Murder, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I love the fact that so many of us are waiting for Ross to die in one of the books, which is whats kept me reading I dont hate Ross, I just hate Ross with Hannah The way he treated her on their honeymoon was so pretentious ordering for her, etc, Hannah is a strong, independent woman who knows her own mind Shes better off with Norman, maybe even Mike Who thinks the series has diverged from the original 21 likeslike one year ago See all 5 answers Alaine I have to agree as well It seems as if Hannah has regressed into a teenage girl When Mike waited in Hannah s apartment while she showered then her I have to agree as well It seems as if Hannah has regressed into a teenage girl When Mike waited in Hannah s apartment while she showered then her Mother called Hannah s reaction was adolescent at best She can t even be adult enough to tell her Mother, look, there is nothing going on with Mike, period The conversational dialogue has become forced and wooden too And I just can t read Hannah has gone to question a Murder Suspect ALONE AGAIN For the record, I am, was and always will be Team Norman, NOT Ross the Usurper less flag Well geez Why isnt Ross dying in this book I think I only read this books nowadays to see if Ross is the next corpse Please someone tell me he finally dies 15 likeslike one year ago See all 2 answers Nicole Radcliffe I think Joanne Fluke realizes that she made a huge mistake in marrying off Hannah to Ross and is trying to find a way to correct it I haven t enjoyed I think Joanne Fluke realizes that she made a huge mistake in marrying off Hannah to Ross and is trying to find a way to correct it I haven t enjoyed the series since she hooked up with Ross and also have been waiting for him to exit the scene one way or another less flag See all 16 questions about Raspberry Danish Murder Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 21, 2018 Kim rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves netgalley reviews Raspberry Danish Murder was better than the previous Hannah Swenson book but still seems very odd compared to the rest of the series Is there a ghostwriter writing these books now It seems every character name is overused I don t remember early in the series Hannah constantly addresssing her sisters or Norman by name in every statement during a conversation like this If we stop to eat we can have a break Hannah That sounds good Michelle I thought so too Hannah etc Very stiff and formal d Raspberry Danish Murder was better than the previous Hannah Swenson book but still seems very odd compared to the rest of the series Is there a ghostwriter writing these books now It seems every character name is overused I don t remember early in the series Hannah constantly addresssing her sisters or Norman by name in every statement during a conversation like this If we stop to eat we can have a break Hannah That sounds good Michelle I thought so too Hannah etc Very stiff and formal dialogue Also a lot of repeating the same information over and over and over As if the reader needs reminding every two paragraphs or so This particular book has Hannah telling Michelle that a character is beginning to develop feelings for her Michelle s response You mean you think that he might be falling in love with me Oh honey This just means he may like you as than a friend, not that he is head over heels in love with you all of a sudden I kind of feel like the ghostwriter here may be a man, the dialogue between Hannah and any other female in these last 3 books is just too stiff and not at all natural Again this book finds Hannah very upset that Michelle and Mike can eat whatever they like and not Gina weight When did Hannah get so inwardly nasty She has some downright nasty thoughts in this book At least we have Hannah realizing she knows nothing about Ross, the man she married Married She even admits she didn t question why no one from Ross family came to the wedding Looking back on it now I realize I have no idea how many relatives Ross has or where they live. I know I loved him and I think he loved me ButI m beginning to think that I really didn t know Ross very well at all ya think Another example of amateur dialogue Hannah arrives home to see her answering machine light blinking The red light was blinking and the numeral five was displayed That meant five people had called while she d been at work.No, it doesn t It means five people left messages but thirty people could have called Do we really need a lesson in messages Finally my favorite from this book Hannah frets that maybe she snores and that s why Ross has left her Seriously This is what Hannah Swenson has been reduced to A dumb ditz that worries her husband had left her with no word because she snores In the end Hannah realizes Ross has lied to her about pretty much everything but she decides to give him the benefit of the doubt because that s what a good wife would do Ok Hannah This story was at least better than 21, and thankfully Ross is still gone for most of it But there is a scene where Hannah s mother Delores accuses her of flirting with Norman while her husband is still missing A big jump from previous books where Delores was forcing Norman on Hannah in every paragraph I hope that whoever is writing these books gets let go, and we get our old Hannah back In this book we find out Hannah only has a little over three hundred dollars in her banking account But if the cookie shop is turning no profit how is Hannah employing Michelle, Lisa, Aunt Nancy and a whole host of others that do work for her while she s out sleuthing for free flag 75 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Oct 02, 2018 James rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 1 fiction, 2 fic cozy mystery, 3 multi book series, 7 netgalley, 9 read 2018 10 october A little over a year ago, I joined NetGalley and Raspberry Danish Murder, the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, was one of the first books I requested It had just been published, but I was ten books behind in the series Throughout the last year, I finally caught up and read this one From what I d read, given the strange arc the books took a little while ago, it wasn t going to be good Forgetting the love romance change, the mystery itself in this book was v A little over a year ago, I joined NetGalley and Raspberry Danish Murder, the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, was one of the first books I requested It had just been published, but I was ten books behind in the series Throughout the last year, I finally caught up and read this one From what I d read, given the strange arc the books took a little while ago, it wasn t going to be good Forgetting the love romance change, the mystery itself in this book was very typical and fit well within the boundary or range we ve seen from the author.Overall, I enjoyed the story I was sad to see who was killed given s he seemed nice in prior books Sometimes the good ones have to die, I completely understand that as an author of a book series myself Fluke balanced the past and the present, the known and the unknown in this book trying to find a way to explain how why Hannah s husband might or might not stick around That said, it ended with a cliffhanger bombshell that makes us think are we going back to the way things were four books ago before the proposal Wow, I can t wait to see I have the next book ready to read, but I haven t bought the last one yet I wonder how many there will be flag 58 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Juli rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read review copies 2018 Hannah Swensen is still reeling from the disappearance of her new husband, Ross Barton He disappeared without a trace, leaving no explanation When Ross former assistant at KCOW TV, P.K Alesworth, is killed after eating poisoned candy that was left on Ross desk, Lake Eden police start to investigate to find out if Ross might have been the intended victim, Hannah and her crew, of course, decide to also investigate Turns out, there are a lot of discrepancies in the things Ross told Hannah abo Hannah Swensen is still reeling from the disappearance of her new husband, Ross Barton He disappeared without a trace, leaving no explanation When Ross former assistant at KCOW TV, P.K Alesworth, is killed after eating poisoned candy that was left on Ross desk, Lake Eden police start to investigate to find out if Ross might have been the intended victim, Hannah and her crew, of course, decide to also investigate Turns out, there are a lot of discrepancies in the things Ross told Hannah about his past and his family She is unsure if Ross is in danger and fled to avoid others getting hurt, or if he s just an outright cad Was Ross involved in something dangerous Or did the murderer intend to kill P.K Well, first off, I am going to say that I enjoyed this book Raspberry Danish Murder is the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series I ve read them all And I love the characters I ve even baked many of the recipes from the books When I got my review copy, I started reading immediatelyd didn t stop until I finished the book I waited an entire year to find out what the heck happened to Ross so I devoured this book in one sitting But, I do have to be honest and say that the feel is still a bit off The last three books in this series seem to be different The personality and behavior of some main characters are changed The writing style and dialogue seem to be amateurish at times The writing is just not up to Joanne Fluke quality The books just seemdifferent That s the best word I can come up with Not baddifferent My best guess is that the new books might be written by a ghost writer I can t be surebut it s just the feeling that I get This newest book was tweaking my inner editor There is some poorly written dialogue, overuse of characters names and cookie names, too much repetition and over explanation For example, several times characters discovered new evidence in the case and went to share that evidence with other characters, repeating the entire story about finding said evidence all over again Or repeating character names within dialogue when it s obvious which character they are addressing It doesn t seem like natural conversation Nobody repeats a friend s name over and over again during a casual discussion That s just poorly written dialogue Now.did that damage my enjoyment of the story No, not really I feel the book could use another edit and some tweaking before publication.but s Lake Eden, Hannah, and all the characters I love from this series I ve been enjoying since the first book came out in 2001I can overlook some issues The mystery mixes the search for information about Ross and the investigation into the murder of P.K so there is always something going on There is also a lot of baking and cookie munching, as usual The crime wrap up and the ending are a bit abrupt, but the ending does answer a lot of questions Not all of them, but several important ones I will be eagerly awaiting the next book Is this book the best in the Hannah Swensen series No Is it still an enjoyable read Definitely I love this series I read every book, and I watch the Hallmark movies, despite the fact they don t follow the books And, I will continue to read this series until it reaches the final book There are lots of yummy recipes included between chapters in this book, as usual I definitely feel a danish baking session coming on soon Mmmmm.raspberry danish But not all of the recipes are for desserts There is also pizza dip, asparagus rolls and other non sweets nom nom At the very end of the book, there is an exceprt from Winter Chill, a thriller also written by Joanne Fluke She has written several suspense thriller novels Maybe I can read those novels to tide me over until the next Hannah book comes out I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own flag 51 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Leigh I am getting irritated as I read Delores gets in my nerves and Lord forbid if Joanne Fluke adds to Hannah s heart break by the loss of Mois I am getting irritated as I read Delores gets in my nerves and Lord forbid if Joanne Fluke adds to Hannah s heart break by the loss of Moishe There are hints to this possibilityhis napping as he is aging But I will not forgive this author of she kills off Hannah s cat Moishe It s fiction this use to be a happy escape for me I don t need to experience of the crap I experience in real life Not happy Jan 27, 2019 09 41AM Leigh Juli, I do hope so Jan 27, 2019 09 42AM Mar 03, 2018 Laurie rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves reviewed I cannot even with these books any They have gotten progressively worse with each one This book was literally 90% people eating or talking about what they re going to eat, or what they just ate, or how to cook the recipe that appears on the next page Throw in boringly long pages about random things like how to recycle and scammer phone messages There was hardly anything about the murder of the week or the investigation into Ross s disappearance, and what did happen, happened off screen I cannot even with these books any They have gotten progressively worse with each one This book was literally 90% people eating or talking about what they re going to eat, or what they just ate, or how to cook the recipe that appears on the next page Throw in boringly long pages about random things like how to recycle and scammer phone messages There was hardly anything about the murder of the week or the investigation into Ross s disappearance, and what did happen, happened off screen so to speak, so we just got a quick blink or you ll miss it sum up This wasn t a murder mystery, nothing was solved, nothing was explained, it was just a long list of cookies and other assorted foods being eaten.I ve been firmly TeamNorman since the beginning, but Mike wasn t even in this book except when he was eating and I see no reason why either of them stick around for Hannah other than the food.Also, seriously, another cliffhanger ending that comes out of nowhere in a rushed paragraph at the end, which I m sure we ll have to wait another year for I doubt I ll be back for it.See this review and others on my blog flag 37 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Pam I feel the same exact way as you do These books used to be so good, with content, character developement, etc This latest book has been a disappoint I feel the same exact way as you do These books used to be so good, with content, character developement, etc This latest book has been a disappointment, so far, as I am only about 100 pages in and debating whether or not to finish it I came to to see what others are saying about it and am somewhat comforted to know that I am not the only one who feels this way This book, thus far, has way too many references to drinking coffee and baking Don t get me wrong, one of the main reasons I love this series is because of the baking and recipes, but now it s just too much Apr 24, 2018 09 47AM Leigh I am not happy with this book, Hannah is hurt, betrayed Don t like this Ross character Jan 27, 2019 05 57PM Mar 08, 2018 Hannah rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2018 challenge, a to z 2018, animal characters, cozy mysteries 2018, ebooks 2018, mystery thriller, new authors 2018, new releases 2018 Rather interesting characters, but elementary and lackluster writing In some places the writing is so bad as to be the sort found in chapter books We have a custard for dessert Did you hear they have a custard for dessert I think I will order the custard for dessert To other character at table Did you know they have a custard for dessert Waitress We have an almond custard for dessert An almond custard How unique A very smooth custard A smooth, almond custard Yes I will take Rather interesting characters, but elementary and lackluster writing In some places the writing is so bad as to be the sort found in chapter books We have a custard for dessert Did you hear they have a custard for dessert I think I will order the custard for dessert To other character at table Did you know they have a custard for dessert Waitress We have an almond custard for dessert An almond custard How unique A very smooth custard A smooth, almond custard Yes I will take the almond custard for dessert Repetitive conversation of that sort isn t just elementary, it s unrealisticno one talks that way And you really don t have to figure out someone to attribute the quote to when you use a cliche My great aunt used to say To her own sister It s her great aunt, too.Also the emotional responses to things are way unrealistic, and the clues are often entirely by chance It s a fun and fast paced read, though Some of the included recipes look really promising, and Imll be trying them out Perhaps I ll find a new favorite.Thanks to NetGalley for a free review copy flag 37 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Oct 15, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves bayb 2018 In this 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series, Hannah investigates the death of a television station employee The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the characters is a bonus Warning If you haven t kept up with the series this review will contain a minor spoiler Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar confectionary in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is a talented baker and experienced amateur detective As the story opens, Hannah s new husband, Ross Barton, has disappeare In this 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series, Hannah investigates the death of a television station employee The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the characters is a bonus Warning If you haven t kept up with the series this review will contain a minor spoiler Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar confectionary in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is a talented baker and experienced amateur detective As the story opens, Hannah s new husband, Ross Barton, has disappeared, taking nothing but his condominium keys The police and Hannah are looking for Ross, but have no clues as to why he left or where he went The mystery only deepens when Hannah pays a routine visit to the bank and makes a startling discovery.Shortly after Ross vanishes, his assistant at KCOW TV, P.K Aylesworth, is poisoned by chocolates left on Ross s desk.which P.K has been using The police don t know whether Ross or P.K was the intended victim, but P.K is dead so the official investigation centers on him Hannah and her sister Michelle take up the cudgel as well, and make inquiries about P.K s co workers, family, girlfriend, etc see who might have wanted him dead In between her sleuthing activities, Hannah is running her bakery testing new recipes with Michelle having her former boyfriends and current best buddies Norman and Mike over to dinner going to restaurants with Norman and Michelle worrying about her cat Moishe who s sleeping than usual getting Michelle a reliable used car manning a cookie booth at the Holiday Gift Convention and.That s the gist of the story, which takes up about half the book The other half of the book is composed of recipes for cookies, pastries, and savory foods see below I like recipes in novels, but this book has too many.d it feels like serious padding.I have other issues with the book as well much of the dialogue is stilted and unnatural there are excessive descriptions of common things like traveler s checks, yearbooks, and safe deposit boxes that most people are familiar with and Hannah and Michelle would have to be in the gym for half their lives to work off all the cookies they eat Cookies for breakfast cookies for snacks cookies for dessert and frequent cookie tasting to try out new recipes This would put the average person into sugar shock And anyone who drank as much coffee as these folks would never fall asleep.My biggest problem, however, is with Hannah s demeanor Considering that her husband Ross is missing, Hannah is unusually cheerful, happy, and busywhen I would expect her to be sad, depressed and worried One could almost imagine that Hannah is happy Ross is gone and maybe she is This book seems out of sync with previous novels in the series, and I wonder if a ghostwriter was involved Still, I d recommend the book to devoted Hannah Swenson fans, and to people interested in the recipes, which sound yummy.You can follow my reviews at Partial list of recipes in the book Raspberry DanishCherry Chocolate Bar CookiesPineapple Crunch CookiesLight Fandango Cookies Mixed Berry MuffinsBlueberry Shortbread Bar CookiesPineapple Raisin Whippersnapper CookiesUltimate Fudgy Chocolate Bundt CakeUpside Down Pear Coffee CakeMaple Crunch CookiesSweet and Salty Strawberry Bar CookiesChocolate Cashew Bar CookiesButterscotch Marshmallow Bar CookiesChocolate Caramel Bar CookiesPiccadilly Mini Cheese MuffinsOmelet SquaresJambalayaPizza Dip appetizer Asparagus Rolls flag 37 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Mar 07, 2018 Piepie rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves cozy mysteries, read in 2018 Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah Mike Norman Ross love square ends I read most of this all in one morning, and as usual there were things that bugged me Right out of the gate p 3 , Michelle says, They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf Who says things like that What is she, twelve Some of the language in these books seems stinted and mechanical like no one talks Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah Mike Norman Ross love square ends I read most of this all in one morning, and as usual there were things that bugged me Right out of the gate p 3 , Michelle says, They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf Who says things like that What is she, twelve Some of the language in these books seems stinted and mechanical like no one talks like that.On p 7 Hannah and Michelle seem confused on how many ends comprise a danish Two They can both have an end piece of the danish Thank goodness Lisa was there to settle things for them At the top of p 19 Michelle seems to not know when her mother s and Doc s wedding anniversary is How do you not know when your parent s anniversary is On p 34 Hannah and Michelle are leaving a restaurant Michelle says that she s going up to the register to get coffee for the road FOUR PARAGRAPHS LATER Michelle says that she s going to make coffee when they arrive at the condo How much coffee do these two need On p 64 Mike is at the Cookie Jar, and Hannah has a couple of thoughts that almost seem rude about him She offers him cookies, asking him how many he wants True to form, Mike says something along the lines of he would eat the whole pan I ll give you eight for now, Hannah says, just ask if you want EIGHT COOKIES Does a typical man usually eat than eight cookies in one sitting Does Mike not have diabetes by now, feasting as he so often does on Hannah s cooking Ross has left his car keys that s a whole other conversation I could have and in the course of events Hannah decides to buy a car for her sister, Michelle Hannah is thinking about her bank balance, and the line goes She might need some or all of that money if the car she was going to buy cost than she originally thought All of that money If she spent it all on Michelle s car, what would she have to live on There is what I think is a ridiculous scene concerning Swenson family matriarch Delores on pages 222 223 If I had a mother like Delores, I would want to shoot myself She can be so rude and obnoxious and thoughtless Tracey, Hannah s niece, makes a few appearances in this installment Tracey is a precocious child, and she can pronounce the word consolation, but she can t pronounce protrusions Apparently when Andrea, Hannah s other sister, was in high school, she obviously underage went to a bar Telling Mike about it when they were all adults, she made up a ridiculous excuse Who cares what she did as a teenager Who cares that she basically broke a law when she was younger Haven t we all done that Mike couldn t do anything about it at that point Why lie More questions Why did Ross give up his car and assets How does he have so much money What does he DO Actually, I enjoyed all the food and going out to eat scenes in this book There are several interesting recipes in Raspberry Danish, including omelet squares, pizza dip, and Piccadilly cheese muffins Maybe I ll actually make theseYou ll be able to find me reading the next darn book in this next darn series, because, for some reason, I can t put these down Bright covers, recipes and food that appeal to any good foodie s heart, and cliffhangers for endings Quick reads, they re fun, they re fluffy, and maybe one day Hannah will finally end up with the guy who I have in mind for her TeamNorman flag 28 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Feb 12, 2018 Anne rated it did not like it review of another edition This series jumped the shark awhile back and I just haven t been able to cut the cord though I was seriously going to stop after the last book and the surprise ending However, curiosity got the best of me Raspberry begins where 21 left off, but any active investigation by Hannah doesn t really begin until about the half way markway too late for a mystery Prior and after we get WAY too much cookie and food talk Take that away and the book would be a good 60% shorter.Hannah has completel This series jumped the shark awhile back and I just haven t been able to cut the cord though I was seriously going to stop after the last book and the surprise ending However, curiosity got the best of me Raspberry begins where 21 left off, but any active investigation by Hannah doesn t really begin until about the half way markway too late for a mystery Prior and after we get WAY too much cookie and food talk Take that away and the book would be a good 60% shorter.Hannah has completely devolved into an idiot, both professionally and personally How can a store that just sells cookies pay a staff of 6 and it s expenses, especially when Hannah keeps giving the stuff to everyone Later, we do find out that one of the staff doesn t get paid, so how the heck can she afford to live We saw in the last book that Hannah seems to have lost any self confidence and it s just plain weird Why She questions that her husband left her with no word because she snores She needs Cher to give her a good slap and a Snap out of it Hannah also comes to the conclusion she may not have known Ross very well at all Really You think so when you can t answer basic questions about your husband She s also very passive as an investigator until about the 50% mark as I mentioned She used to be much proactive.We, the readers, are also treated like we re brainless We have to be told that the fact the telephone is showing the number 5 that there were 5 callers while Hannah was gone Actually, that 5 messages were left, could have been callers The characters have to constantly call each other by name so we don t have to keep track of their minimal interaction.The actual murder, who did it and why was weak It was surprising and Hannah did investigate to get the answers, but it made no sense Given what little we find out about the person who is the reason for the murder trying not to give spoilers what that person does makes no sense We re not given any reason for that person s actions, therefore the murderer s decision to do what he she does makes no sense Less than half a page of additional information to flesh it out would have helped.What really frosted my cookie is what we and Hannah are informed of at the very end Without giving any spoilers all I can say is WTF You have to be kidding me It just doesn t make sense so no spoiler here, I think it s a fake out.Chances are I will read the next book only to find out if I m right or to see if the series continues on it s insane trajectory into the dumpster and only if I get the book free again from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review or if I get it from the library flag 28 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Mar 02, 2018 Yolanda rated it did not like it review of another edition My favorite line of this book was And a school yearbook usually contains some student photos I ve never seen a school yearbook that didn t contain student photos flag 28 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 28, 2018 Sarah E rated it did not like it review of another edition I was gifted an ebook via Netgalley.I m sad to say that this is the last Hannah Swensen book I will be reading I ve made it to 22 and that is an accomplishment, right I feel like 80% of the book is food now I love food, don t get me wrong, but there is little plot other than that In the first book, there was only 7 recipes and this one has 29 recipes, if that tells you anything The most interesting part to me in this installment was Moishe I love Moishe.SPOILERS AHEAD view spoiler In thi I was gifted an ebook via Netgalley.I m sad to say that this is the last Hannah Swensen book I will be reading I ve made it to 22 and that is an accomplishment, right I feel like 80% of the book is food now I love food, don t get me wrong, but there is little plot other than that In the first book, there was only 7 recipes and this one has 29 recipes, if that tells you anything The most interesting part to me in this installment was Moishe I love Moishe.SPOILERS AHEAD view spoiler In this installment, Ross is still missing He leaves behind some weird things that make it seem like he planned to leave His assistant, P.K then mysteriously dies in a car crash and it turns out he was drugged The story follows Hannah trying to find out where Ross is while also investigating what happened to P.K and if the drugs were meant for Ross hide spoiler I feel like these stories are so unrealistic now The police wouldn t be giving out information to a civilian No matter how small town and close they are And no one could HONESTLY be as clueless as Hannah when she approaches a killer, especially after doing it so many times GIRL GO TO THE POLICE AND STAY SAFE Once again, different scenes in the book that don t include food are so spelled out that it hurts to read the story Once upon a time, these were some of my favorite easy reads, but now I feel like my enjoyment of these characters is gone Also TeamNorman flag 15 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 24, 2018 Lisa Ks Book Reviews rated it liked it review of another edition I have been such a fan of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries They re good, clean, entertaining fun Well, you know, with murder But I have to say, I ve not been overly thrilled with the last few books in the series As with a good percentage of Hannah fans, I do not like her husband, Ross I cheered when he disappeared So, the fact that this book would maybe be Ross free made me excited to read it But for reasons other than Ross, RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER was not the best book in this series The co I have been such a fan of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries They re good, clean, entertaining fun Well, you know, with murder But I have to say, I ve not been overly thrilled with the last few books in the series As with a good percentage of Hannah fans, I do not like her husband, Ross I cheered when he disappeared So, the fact that this book would maybe be Ross free made me excited to read it But for reasons other than Ross, RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER was not the best book in this series The concept of the mystery in RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER is a good one I didn t guess the killer, but I think it s because I was so distracted by things in the book, the murderer just got past me Distraction 1 Hannah has solved countless murders She s a good sleuth But she can t find her husband Nothing Distraction 2 Author Joanne Fluke s writing was just not up to her normal standard This series has always been an easy read, but this one felt like it was written for a younger demographic I would read the name Hannah, but just kept envisioning Nancy Drew Maybe Fluke is using all her adult level writing in her thrillers Distraction 3 I love recipes in my cozies And the Hannah Swenson books always serves up great ones But there were so many recipes in this book, it was like reading the Hannah Swensen cookbook There is one at the end of just about every chapter.Even with the above being said, I love Hannah and all the residents of Lake Eden They have all come to feel like close friends Reading a Hannah Swensen mystery has always felt like going on a much anticipated vacation I m thrilled to get there, and sad when I have to leave I will return again for another visit But it will be with the hopes that the series is back to the same standards that were set in the very first book flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 26, 2018 Mary Biblophile rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery, kindle, library books, returned traded A sad attempt to revive a dying series This particular book seemed like a juvenile wrote it Very little mystery as most of the book was taken up with recipes and food talk The rest was Hannah obsessing about what was wrong with her that her new husband left and hasn t come back I hope the author either gets this series back on track or puts it to bed flag 14 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Feb 21, 2018 Melodie rated it it was ok review of another edition This is a difficult review to write as I have read all of The Hannah Swensen Mysteries and, for the most part, enjoyed most of them The last book was an exception to that and sadly, this book isn t much better The series is feeling increasingly stale and this book is one of the weakest I honestly believe that Ms Fluke might better serve Hannah and her readers if she took an extra year off between books, recharged her batteries and wrote the next book with renewed vigor While the murder myste This is a difficult review to write as I have read all of The Hannah Swensen Mysteries and, for the most part, enjoyed most of them The last book was an exception to that and sadly, this book isn t much better The series is feeling increasingly stale and this book is one of the weakest I honestly believe that Ms Fluke might better serve Hannah and her readers if she took an extra year off between books, recharged her batteries and wrote the next book with renewed vigor While the murder mystery itself started off intriguing was it linked to Hannah s husband Ross s disappearance or was P.K the intended victim all along the resolution of the mystery was abrupt, almost coming out of thin air, and didn t really tie in that well to the rest of the book The focus of this book seemed to be just how many calories Hannah, Michelle and their friends could eat I m sorry, no one could eat as much as these people do and not gain weight Two pieces of pie Dessert with virtually every meal While the food and the featured recipes sound delicious, that s not my primary focus for reading this series The interaction of the characters has always provided a great deal of the charm in any Hannah Swensen mystery but several of the characters normally featured were nearly missing in this book Lisa, Andrea and even the almost always annoying Delores, were given nothing than cameos Michelle and, to a lesser degree, Norman, were Hannah s main counterparts Mike, when present, was almost a caricature of his former self I will continue to read the series, at least in the near future, because I am curious about what happens next Like the last book, this book ended with a bit of a cliffhanger Fans of this series will probably enjoy another visit to Lake Eden and I recommend it to them, though with the above reservations I think a reader new to the series would be better served reading an earlier entry I was given a free copy of this book by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review The opinions stated are solely my own flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 05, 2018 Amy rated it it was ok review of another edition I ve read every book in this series and the last few have been declining This one is a disappointment, though the conclusion gives me some hope It seems like the book was padded with so much extra dialogue, i.e addressing each character by his her first name even if they were the only one in the room It was also so unrealistic that Hannah, Norman, and Michelle were given such free reign to investigate I know this is a cozy, but this was beyond ridiculous Mike and Lonnie barely played a r I ve read every book in this series and the last few have been declining This one is a disappointment, though the conclusion gives me some hope It seems like the book was padded with so much extra dialogue, i.e addressing each character by his her first name even if they were the only one in the room It was also so unrealistic that Hannah, Norman, and Michelle were given such free reign to investigate I know this is a cozy, but this was beyond ridiculous Mike and Lonnie barely played a role in solving the crime I really wasn t that engaged solving the mystery either and didn t really care who killed P.K.I was also overwhelmed by the seven pages of instructions, comments, hints, etc for the signature recipe of book, the Raspberry Danish It is definitely not something I will be making On the plus side, there are several recipes, like the Lemon Bars, that I will most likely try flag 9 likesLike see review Apr 14, 2018 Darinda rated it liked it review of another edition Hannah s husband Ross is missing She s worried about him, so she throws herself into her work Ross s coworker P.K is filling in for Ross, using his office and driving his car When P.K dies mysteriously, Hannah looks into his death to determine if it was related to Ross s disappearance Along the way, Hannah learns some new things about her husband The 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series These cozy mysteries are light and entertaining A fast read that s good for fans of cozies Plus, r Hannah s husband Ross is missing She s worried about him, so she throws herself into her work Ross s coworker P.K is filling in for Ross, using his office and driving his car When P.K dies mysteriously, Hannah looks into his death to determine if it was related to Ross s disappearance Along the way, Hannah learns some new things about her husband The 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series These cozy mysteries are light and entertaining A fast read that s good for fans of cozies Plus, recipes are included for the mouthwatering treats they mention in the story.I received a digital copy of this book from Kensington Books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 12, 2018 Christina The Blog for Teachers, Readers, Life rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery, mystery, fiction This was one of my favorite Hannah Swenson books Schennagins Mystery cats a fun and captivating readI couldn t wait to see what happens next It kept me up at night This was one of my favorite Hannah Swenson books Schennagins Mystery cats a fun and captivating readI couldn t wait to see what happens next It kept me up at night flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 11, 2018 Dianne rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves books with aut or fan issues, horrible, never read again, read 2018 I have to say that the mystery part of this book was pretty good SPOILER Hannah s husband goes missing, leaving her a car and tons of bank accounts and actual cash If your husband went missing after only 2 or 3 weeks of marriage, wouldn t you be concerned Wouldn t you take some time off of work and if you were in the habit of snooping and solving crimes wouldn t you hunt your beloved, down Nope, not Hannah she keeps the Cookie Jar going with her umpteenth new creation which sounds ju I have to say that the mystery part of this book was pretty good SPOILER Hannah s husband goes missing, leaving her a car and tons of bank accounts and actual cash If your husband went missing after only 2 or 3 weeks of marriage, wouldn t you be concerned Wouldn t you take some time off of work and if you were in the habit of snooping and solving crimes wouldn t you hunt your beloved, down Nope, not Hannah she keeps the Cookie Jar going with her umpteenth new creation which sounds just like all the other cookies she s written about plus she takes on the mystery of PK s death and his beloved Pinkie AND the responsibility of having a cookie booth at a crafts convention Then to find out in the very last part of the very last chapter that Ross ISN T married to Hannah a freaking cliff hanger END SPOILERS Faugh with the next book being a prologue book not about Ross s, shall we say, issues, I m annoyed even than usual Well, this author is just going to lose money from me cause I ain t going to do it I hate the new writing style, I hate all the unappetizing recipes, but I need to admit that at least Fluke has me hooked on how Ross is going to get out of this one OH I know He ll be murdered before he has time to explain Hannah will have to invent a multitude of new cookies that are just the same as all the other 3,000 cookies she has invented, stick her nose into things that are not meant to have a civilian stick their nose into and eat 5,000 calories of cookies and muffins in each chapter LOLI truly feel sorry for all of those who paid full price for this book instead of getting it as a Kindle book special like I did If I were one of those who paid full price I would ask for my money back you can you know even on Kindle maybe that would make the author sit up and take notice that fans are starting to get a bit annoyed flag 8 likesLike see review Mar 20, 2018 Mark Baker rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, 2018 Hannah is trying to deal with her new husband, Ross, having vanished while still getting her cookie shop ready for Thanksgiving Then P.K Ross s assistant at the station, dies in a car accident The police quickly determine that P.K crashed because of poisoned candies he ate that were sent to the station Was he the intended target Or was Ross Who sent the poisoned candies Is this why Ross disappeared As you can see, there is plenty here for a good mystery Instead, we get an average myste Hannah is trying to deal with her new husband, Ross, having vanished while still getting her cookie shop ready for Thanksgiving Then P.K Ross s assistant at the station, dies in a car accident The police quickly determine that P.K crashed because of poisoned candies he ate that were sent to the station Was he the intended target Or was Ross Who sent the poisoned candies Is this why Ross disappeared As you can see, there is plenty here for a good mystery Instead, we get an average mystery Much of the book is taken up with talking about food and baking, used to introduce the almost 30 recipes spread out over the story There are some good twists in the mystery and the story of Hannah s life, but the mystery especially is short changed and the ending feels rushed The characters are fun as always Longtime fans will still want to visit Hannah, but this is not going to draw new readers to the series.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 08, 2018 Kelly rated it liked it review of another edition I voluntarily read this ARC Well, it s an improvement over Banana Cream Pie Murder The writing style is still very confusing It started out with a juvenile style, then randomly switched to describing the death in detail, and went right back to juvenile I m still not sure who the target audience is at this point Ignoring the weird writing, the mystery was pretty good I am a little annoyed that it ended on another cliffhanger but wow, that was a shocking one Since cliffhangers were neve I voluntarily read this ARC Well, it s an improvement over Banana Cream Pie Murder The writing style is still very confusing It started out with a juvenile style, then randomly switched to describing the death in detail, and went right back to juvenile I m still not sure who the target audience is at this point Ignoring the weird writing, the mystery was pretty good I am a little annoyed that it ended on another cliffhanger but wow, that was a shocking one Since cliffhangers were never used in the series until recently, could this be a ploy to try to keep readers flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2018 J.H Moncrieff rated it liked it review of another edition 2.5 starsI still love this series, because it s been my brain candy for so long, but this book was truly bizarre Most of it was inane chitchat about who was getting who coffee, what was for dinner that night, and whether or not Hannah should plug in her cookie truck Why did we need several detailed descriptions of outdoor outlets in this book And I understand info dumps, but why did Fluke include them for things like dental implants and world record sprinters, neither of which had anything 2.5 starsI still love this series, because it s been my brain candy for so long, but this book was truly bizarre Most of it was inane chitchat about who was getting who coffee, what was for dinner that night, and whether or not Hannah should plug in her cookie truck Why did we need several detailed descriptions of outdoor outlets in this book And I understand info dumps, but why did Fluke include them for things like dental implants and world record sprinters, neither of which had anything to do with the story Not to mention metal shortages during the war I remember Great Grandma Elsa telling us about the old rusty tractor that they hauled out from behind the barn and gave to a scrap metal drive Yes, farm equipment was heavy wow, really , and there were shortages of metal to make tanks, and ships, and all sorts of things Some people even removed non essential parts from their cars and donated those Like what Bumpers and in some cases, even fenders People went through their homes to donate anything made out of metal, and some families tore down wrought iron fences and donated those Most families had someone close to them fighting in the war, a neighbor, a son, a nephew or cousin Scrap drives became very important to them because everybody wanted to help the soldiers Were there scrap drives for other things besides metal Who would ask that Oh, yes This riveting conversation ends with Hannah telling her sister about her condo s new recycling bin What does all this have to do with the story Absolutely nothing.I love the recipes in these books, but about 90% of this novel involves discussing new recipes and how to make them What s in the salad bowl I made a cut green bean, chopped hard boiled egg and crumbled bacon salad There s a sweet vinegar and ginger dressing in the bottom of the bowl, and I ll toss it when the guys arrive ButI didn t buy any green beans How did you You had a package in the freezer, Michelle explained, anticipating the rest of Hannah s question All I had to do was cook them And you had a couple of hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator Riveting.Why don t we stop pretending Michelle goes to college, when all she does in every book is stay at Hannah s place, help out at the Cookie Jar, and make breakfast Why doesn t Mike ever spring for food instead of showing up uninvited every time another character makes a meal Argh.And the non ending cliffhanger Talk about bad behaviour Don t do that to your loyal readers Just no flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 04, 2018 Kate Olson rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adult reads I have read every single book in this series I definitely liked this one than the last one given that I HATED Rossl I want is for the Norman and Mike and Hannah triangle to last forever flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 04, 2018 Nurse Lisa In Ohio PRN Book Reviews rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves cozy cozy mystery, in a series, 3 3 5 stars, mystery other 3.5 5NOT MY IDEA OF A GOODS ENDING, THOUGH So disappointed frustrated that the next book will be a retrospective story flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 19, 2018 Silvia Kay rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves cozy mysteries I was very excited to read Raspberry Danish Murder largely because of the title, not going to lie , but, ultimately, I couldn t plow through it and ended up abandoning it You may be wondering what could make a COZY MYSTERY so hard to read After all, this genre is renowned for being very accessible, and how could a book with the words raspberry and Danish in the title be anything but Well, first and foremost, the author unleashes a positive BARRAGE of names on the reader By the time I go I was very excited to read Raspberry Danish Murder largely because of the title, not going to lie , but, ultimately, I couldn t plow through it and ended up abandoning it You may be wondering what could make a COZY MYSTERY so hard to read After all, this genre is renowned for being very accessible, and how could a book with the words raspberry and Danish in the title be anything but Well, first and foremost, the author unleashes a positive BARRAGE of names on the reader By the time I got to chapter ten or so, I realized I still had no clue who the characters were and what the differences between them were, which had never happened to me before They all felt interchangeable, and that s clearly not good That was pretty much the main reason why I gave up on this book It made me feel very confused and disconnected from the story It is a shame, really, because the writing wasn t bad, and giving this book such a low rating doesn t feel right especially given the fact that I didn t finish it , but I have to be honest I was given a free e book copy in exchange for a review flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 13, 2018 Nessa rated it liked it review of another edition I tried very hard to like this book So many recipes, so many cookies, I know that is her schtick, but it was overkill for me The only thing that kept my interest was the mystery about where her new husband went Maybe I will give the next one another chance flag 6 likesLike see review Feb 10, 2018 Lisa Morin rated it it was amazing review of another edition Raspberry Danish Murder has brought back the Hannah we ve all come to love.Still trying to come to terms with the disappearance of her husband Ross, Hannah leaves no stone unturned as she continues to search for answers.With the sudden death of her husband s assistant, Hannah has the feeling that something just isn t right.Of course Hannah has the help of her best friends Mike and Norman, and her sister Michelle is back as well.It was nice having Hannah back as her usual self even though she was Raspberry Danish Murder has brought back the Hannah we ve all come to love.Still trying to come to terms with the disappearance of her husband Ross, Hannah leaves no stone unturned as she continues to search for answers.With the sudden death of her husband s assistant, Hannah has the feeling that something just isn t right.Of course Hannah has the help of her best friends Mike and Norman, and her sister Michelle is back as well.It was nice having Hannah back as her usual self even though she was worried about Ross.The end startled me, I was not prepared for what Mike had found out.I don t want to reveal to much but for all the devoted Hannah fans, you won t be disappointed.I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 12, 2018 Glen rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves cozies, mystery It s Thanksgiving, and Hannah s husband has gone missing A good beginning, I thought Hannah is trying to cover her grief by working Of course, super cop Mike is no help Then Ross s assistant is murdered, while driving Ross s car Hannah starts to investigate She finds things out about Ross she wishes she didn t, and of course, solves the mystery.Was this part of the plan all along Marriage, abandonment, then back to status quo ante flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 28, 2018 Tari rated it it was amazing review of another edition I absolutely loved this book The ending was just what I was hoping for I m trying not to give anything away but even the book descriptions of these last few books in this series are sort of spoiler like if all a person has read has been the first books I had only read books in the beginning but I knew what was coming and I was just curious to find out So I didn t mind knowing Now I can go back and read the rest of the series.If you have not read any later books in this series from about 18 I absolutely loved this book The ending was just what I was hoping for I m trying not to give anything away but even the book descriptions of these last few books in this series are sort of spoiler like if all a person has read has been the first books I had only read books in the beginning but I knew what was coming and I was just curious to find out So I didn t mind knowing Now I can go back and read the rest of the series.If you have not read any later books in this series from about 18 or 19 on you might not want to read this review I promise not to give away the ending but the book can t be talked about unless I well, talk about it It was two weeks after Ross had left and the police had nothing as to why Hannah was trying to go about life as usual with her sister Michelle staying at the condo with her and her good friends, Mike and Norman keeping her sanity intact The Ross mystery continues through the end of this book but something is revealed then that will explain why he s gone Hannah s trip to the bank reveals that she is now a very wealthy woman who is also the new owner of Ross s car.When Ross s assistant eats drugged candy that came from Ross s desk, both Hannah and Mike start wondering if the candy went to its intended victim or was Ross the intended victim Was he tipped off that someone might be trying to kill him so he left Only Ross knows for sure In the meantime Hannah and Michelle with the help of Norman and sometimes Andrea continued to look into the murder Since Thanksgiving and Christmas were getting closer, the Lake Eden Inn is having a holiday gift convention and Hannah is invited to take a booth for free plus be able to keep her profits so that ended up being a win win for the Cookie Jar, which seems to have plenty of regular help In this book we get to see of Andrea s daughter Tracey, a 7 year old who is working on her career path to be a baker like her Aunt Hannah Cute kid and smart too Norman is as sweet as ever and I always get a kick out of Mike and his food dar as the girls call it since he seems to have a 6th sense as to when to show up at the Cookie Jar or the condo for meals or new baked items.The take down scene was epic and also very funny I could totally picture it happening since I happen to be a fan of TV movie Hannah as well so it s easy to picture the on screen characters doing the scenes in the books PK s murder got wrapped up nicely, the perp got hauled to jail and the cookie booth at the convention did extremely well in three days At the very end, Mike came with some important news for Hannah about Ross If you re as big of a Hannah fan as I am, you ll do a happy dance, I promise It s very apparent that Joanne Fluke loves her fans I can t wait for the next book I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance e copy of this book flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 14, 2018 QNPoohBear rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery The extra star is for all the yummy recipes Hannah is depressed after her husband Ross disappears She fears she did something to drive him away Michelle tries to cheer Hannah by visiting and doing lots of baking together The Swenson sisters are eager to see the publicity videos their friend P.K made for Michelle s play When P.K calls while driving the absent Ross s car, P.K sounds drunk He reveals he ate some candies he found on Ross s desk and they must have been drugged What happens n The extra star is for all the yummy recipes Hannah is depressed after her husband Ross disappears She fears she did something to drive him away Michelle tries to cheer Hannah by visiting and doing lots of baking together The Swenson sisters are eager to see the publicity videos their friend P.K made for Michelle s play When P.K calls while driving the absent Ross s car, P.K sounds drunk He reveals he ate some candies he found on Ross s desk and they must have been drugged What happens next shocks the Swenson sisters to their very cores It seems someone may have wanted P.K dead or was it Ross who was the target Mike must investigate both possibilities Hannah s emotions are deeply involved in this investigation She is extra motivated to figure out who killed P.K and get her husband back In terms of Hannah Swenson mysteries, this was actually a good one The mystery was a tough one to solve and it kept me guessing until I figured it out I did guess long before Hananh did because it was obvious but I am proud of her for figuring it out on her own The culmination of her investigation was a little ridiculous Hannah has experienced quite a bit of character growth and continued to surprise me with her mature attitude There s still a fair amount of inane dialogue and pointless extraneous details though Moishe gets a subplot all of his own that has a surprising conclusion It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger though There is resolution for what but not why.This is one of the best entries in the series There are so many recipes I want to copy down and try Spoiler for those who are wondering about Ross view spoiler Ross apparently went back to his wife This bombshell is dropped on the last page without explanation of how Mike and Norman found Ross, where he is, who the wife is and why he left so suddenly taking the keys to the condo He left all his assets to Hannah kind of clandestinely and as it turns out he s VERY well off and wasn t after her money Hm there goes that theory Hannah realizes through Mike s careful questioning she didn t know her husband very well at all I was hoping Ross would turn out to be a conman or something bad but Hannah loves him so it has to be a safer option hide spoiler flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Kate Baxter rated it liked it Shelves fiction, first reads, mystery suspense thriller 3.5 stars out of 5 This 22nd installment in the Hannah Swenson Mystery series is a charming cozy mystery We find Hannah, our protagonist and recently wedded bride, confused and rather annoyed that her beloved is AWOL with no phone calls, notes or intimation of where he headed off to To avoid embarrassment, she and her family fabricate a story which could easily explain his absence Meanwhile, she has asked Officer Mike and former boyfriend, Norman to assist her in investigating what has happen 3.5 stars out of 5 This 22nd installment in the Hannah Swenson Mystery series is a charming cozy mystery We find Hannah, our protagonist and recently wedded bride, confused and rather annoyed that her beloved is AWOL with no phone calls, notes or intimation of where he headed off to To avoid embarrassment, she and her family fabricate a story which could easily explain his absence Meanwhile, she has asked Officer Mike and former boyfriend, Norman to assist her in investigating what has happened to her absent husband At Cookie Jar, Hannah s bakery caf , while talking over sister Michelle s upcoming Thanksgiving play, Hannah hears about Michelle s friend P.K providing a fair amount of pro bono public service announcements work for the production Hannah suspects that he s doing it for Michelle personally as he appears rather smitten with her Michelle dismisses it and says that they re just friends P.K stops by the caf to ask if someone could provide him a ride to work as his vehicle was in the shop Michelle offers him with Hannah s approval the use of Hannah s husband s car and off he goes Later that evening back at Hannah s apartment, she and Michelle settle in on the couch to watch the airing of P.K s PSA and Michelle s cell phone rings It s P.K He sounds worried and his speech is slurred He s got the camera running on his phone and he s swerving all over the road Hard as Michelle tries, she can t get him to pull over on his way to the hospital He never made it as Michelle and Hannah watched him crash into the ditch just before the screen went blank The girls kick into overdrive forward the video footage to officer Mike and head off to the crash site From this point on, let the sleuthing commence I found the story entertaining and well written in its light banter throughout The interspersed triple tested recipes are tantalizing and may warrant a few attempts in my own kitchen This was a lovely diversion for a very cold and snowy day So why not pour yourself a cup of cocoa, grab a plate of cookies and settle into a comfy chair and wander into wintry Lake Eden where Hannah, her friends and family ply their baking trade You won t be disappointed I am grateful to author Joanne Fluke, Kensington Publishing Corps and First Reads for having provided a free copy of this book Their generosity, however, has not influenced this review the words of which are mine alone flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jaline Delicious review, Kate Jan 31, 2019 09 53PM Kate Baxter Jaline wrote Delicious review, Kate Thanks Could you please pass the butter updated Feb 01, 2019 04 56AM Mar 23, 2018 Nancy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery, food I usually really enjoy the books in this series, and I haven t read or heard one for a while It seemed like there was time than usual, talking about eating food, preparing food, etc I skip over the recipes at the end of each chapter I can t make those kinds of things, and eat them I read other reviews, and a lot of people didn t like Ross, as a husband for Hannah I looked back on my last review, it seems there wasn t a lot written about Ross, and not much about a wedding or a honeymoon I usually really enjoy the books in this series, and I haven t read or heard one for a while It seemed like there was time than usual, talking about eating food, preparing food, etc I skip over the recipes at the end of each chapter I can t make those kinds of things, and eat them I read other reviews, and a lot of people didn t like Ross, as a husband for Hannah I looked back on my last review, it seems there wasn t a lot written about Ross, and not much about a wedding or a honeymoon Ross is missing in this book, and Hannah just keeps plugging a long, wondering what has happened to her husband There is usually time spent investigating the murder in these books, and the Hannah didn t seem to get around to investigating the murder of P K until way into the book The ending was very abrupt, making room for the next book I listened to an audible version of Raspberry Danish Murder, and I didn t care for some of the voices the narrator used The voice of Hannah s sister was too high pitched, and annoying flag 4 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Raspberry Ketones Max Review Does Raspberry Ketones Max Really Work 1 4 Sep 13, 2018 03 41AM Play Book Tag Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke 3 stars 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    Raspberry Danish Murder Hannah Swensen, by Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder Hannah Swensen Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo 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 . Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book and millions of other books are available for instant access view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Raspberry Danish Murder Hannah Swenson Series by The concept of the mystery in RASPBERRY DANISH MURDER is a good one I didn t guess the killer, but I think it s because I was so distracted by things in the book, the murderer just got past me Distraction Hannah has solved countless murders. Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book Kindle edition by Joanne Fluke Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Raspberry Danish Murder A Raspberry Danish Murder Hannah Swensen, book by 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. Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder Joanne Fluke s Raspberry Danish Murder is the nd book in the Hannah Swensen series The release date of Raspberry Danish Murder was February , Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery When Ross s assistant at the local radio station dies after eating poisoned candy that he found in Ross s desk, Hannah jumps into the investigation. Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke OverDrive 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. Raspberry Danish Murder eBook by Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke is the latest A Hannah Swensen Mystery Hannah Swensen Barton is wondering why her husband disappeared two weeks ago To get her mind off the conundrum, she is keeping herself busy baking delightful treats for The Cookie Jar Thanksgiving is just around the corner and people are clambering for baked goods. raspberry danish murder eBay NEW Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke See like this Raspberry Danish Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes by Joanne Fluke Brand New . From Australia Buy It Now . shipping.

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        Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow s clothesline She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as a public sch Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow s clothesline She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective s assistant, a corporate, legal, and pharmaceutical secretary, a short order cook, a florist s assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant on a now defunct operating system, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, half of a screenwriting team with her husband, and a mother, wife, and homemaker She now lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic Series Hannah Swensen


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    1. Raspberry Danish Murder was better than the previous Hannah Swenson book but still seems very odd compared to the rest of the series Is there a ghostwriter writing these books now It seems every character name is overused I don t remember early in the series Hannah constantly addresssing her sisters or Norman by name in every statement during a conversation like this If we stop to eat we can have a break Hannah That sounds good Michelle I thought so too Hannah etc Very stiff and formal d Raspber [...]


    2. A little over a year ago, I joined NetGalley and Raspberry Danish Murder, the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, was one of the first books I requested It had just been published, but I was ten books behind in the series Throughout the last year, I finally caught up and read this one From what I d read, given the strange arc the books took a little while ago, it wasn t going to be good Forgetting the love romance change, the mystery itself in this book was v A l [...]


    3. Hannah Swensen is still reeling from the disappearance of her new husband, Ross Barton He disappeared without a trace, leaving no explanation When Ross former assistant at KCOW TV, P.K Alesworth, is killed after eating poisoned candy that was left on Ross desk, Lake Eden police start to investigate to find out if Ross might have been the intended victim, Hannah and her crew, of course, decide to also investigate Turns out, there are a lot of discrepancies in the things Ross told Hannah abo Hanna [...]


    4. I cannot even with these books any They have gotten progressively worse with each one This book was literally 90% people eating or talking about what they re going to eat, or what they just ate, or how to cook the recipe that appears on the next page Throw in boringly long pages about random things like how to recycle and scammer phone messages There was hardly anything about the murder of the week or the investigation into Ross s disappearance, and what did happen, happened off screen I cannot [...]


    5. Rather interesting characters, but elementary and lackluster writing In some places the writing is so bad as to be the sort found in chapter books We have a custard for dessert Did you hear they have a custard for dessert I think I will order the custard for dessert To other character at table Did you know they have a custard for dessert Waitress We have an almond custard for dessert An almond custard How unique A very smooth custard A smooth, almond custard Yes I will take Rather interesting ch [...]


    6. In this 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series, Hannah investigates the death of a television station employee The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the characters is a bonus Warning If you haven t kept up with the series this review will contain a minor spoiler Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar confectionary in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is a talented baker and experienced amateur detective As the story opens, Hannah s new husband, Ross Barton, has disappeare In this 22nd [...]


    7. Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah Mike Norman Ross love square ends I read most of this all in one morning, and as usual there were things that bugged me Right out of the gate p 3 , Michelle says, They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf Who says things like that What is she, twelve Some of the language in these books seems stinted and mechanical like no one talks Say what [...]


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