Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) (Hannah Swensen Series #24)

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) (Hannah Swensen Series #24)

by Joanne Fluke

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This special Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition is signed by the author and contains an additional recipe.

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496725523
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Hannah Swensen Series , #24
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 3,313
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

JOANNE FLUKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked:  A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at www.JoanneFluke.com.

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Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) (Hannah Swensen Series #24) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Half of the book consisted of recipes and another quarter consisted of descriptions of preparing the dishes. That left the final quarter of the book for the actual plot. Very predictable with a cliffhanger that you could see coming very early in the story.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Too little time spent on story and too much on recipes/ directions. Don’t get me wrong I like the recipes but want the story. Also, too much non important stuff 4 pages on hat name for example. I want more story.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Looking+forward+to+trying+some+of+the+recipes%2C+but+too+much+time+spent+on+recipe+steps+and+tastings+than+on+the+actual+storyline.++As+for+the+cliffhanger....it+was+rather+obvious+before+book+even+started.++Not+one+of+her+better+books+%0Aoutside+of+the+potential+recipes+to+try.++Hope+things+improve+for+next+in+series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
poorly+done+and+very+boring.+i+want+my+money+back.+wasted+time+waiting+for+a+story+to+unfold.+trying+to+give+this+a+chance.+just+an+excuse+for+a+book.+cool+whip%3F+who+even+thinks+that+is+a+recipe%3F
Anonymous 9 months ago
Too much discussion of cookies, eating of cookies and recipes than normal. After reading the last sentence, hoped to see the next book announced. Well continue to head Hannah and learn where her life goes from that cliff hanger possibility.
Anonymous 8 months ago
not+my+favorite.+recipes+were+great+.+please+go+back+to+recipes+within+a+decent+storyline+.+Was+uncomfortable+reading.%0A
Anonymous 7 months ago
too+many+recipes+and+taste+testing.++disappointed+because+I+love+the+series.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I don’t like having the recipes after every chapter. It disrupts the flow of the book. Too many recipes & a lot of taste testings.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The story was not as intriguing as some of the other Hannah Swensen novels I have read. There were at least 2 times where the story lost me and where characters seemed to lose their path in this story. Otherwise, I enjoyed reading this book as I enjoy reading the recipes, the familiar characters, the intrigue and thrill of the murder and the Investigation which always put Hannah in the thick of danger and one or both of Hannah’s ex-boyfriends come to her rescue (just in the nic-of-time). I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to find out if Hannah is pregnant with Ross’ child, what murder she gets herself involved in, and what else happens in Lake Eden that ensues the next Hannah Swensen adventures. P.S. Does her friend Lynn have anything to do with Ross’ murder or does Lynn know where the storage box is that belongs to the key Mike and Hannah found, what is in that box which is worth killing over? Questions, Questions....??
Anonymous 8 months ago
I really enjoy Hannah ‘s stories, but I’m beginning to think that there’s too many recipes. I didn’t actually count the pages used to share the recipes, but I wonder if the % of recipe pages is equal to the actual story pages. Please, more mystery, less baking.
PattySmith87 8 months ago
Many thanks to NetGalley, Joanna Fluke, and Kensington Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advance copy. I am not sure what happened with this book. I have read many others in this series and have had various degrees of enjoyment. I know what to expect so I am not comparing this to some highbrow literature and expecting the get the same experience. Sometimes you just want what you want and the ease of reading, the expectation of how it is going to go, the familiarity of the characters are all I wanted when I opened up this book. And I knew I would get at least a chocolate cream pie recipe out it! But this stunk! I really didn’t enjoy it at all. I’m so sorry to say this but it was a big disappointment. It opens up with Hannah having to apologize to her community announcing that her marriage was over. Not just over but Norman, the man she married had fooled her and was already married to someone else, nullifying her marriage. Eventually Norman gets murdered and it has to be solved. But this book went nowhere. There really wasn’t a story. Halfway through there wasn’t even a murder to solve. It was mostly Hannah with her neighbours making recipes. It was beyond fluff. Everyone was sickly sweet to each other. How can everyone be in such a good mood and so nice to each other all of the time. They were constantly coming up with new recipes. It sort of went like Oh there’s pineapple and mint and Brussel sprouts in your fridge so I’m going to make a new kind of muffin for the store to sell and aren’t they so delicious! Everyone gets to “test” out the new creation and it is always amazing. Also these people would be 300 pounds if they ate the way they did in this book. They are always drinking coffee and eating plates full of cookies, muffins and cakes. They hardly eat a real meal with vegetables! It was so out of the realm of believable and the characters so cardboard I couldn’t stand it! As I said, I understand the premise of these books but somehow this time, it just didn’t work for me.
Anonymous 9 months ago
worst+book+of+series.+too+many+recipes+and+no+substance.+all+the+characters+talked+about++was+this+recipe+or+that%2C+always+delicious+results.+never+a+failure.+never+resolved+key+question+as+to+why+money+was+needed%2C+nor+why+Hannah+had+to+get+it.+poor+plot+structure.++%0A%0Afigured+out+guilty+party+almost+immediately+and+last+issue+from+first+fainting
Anonymous 9 months ago
too+many+recipes+not+enough+mystery.++Ross+killed+3%2F4+into+book.++earlier+books++Hannah+quizzed+people.
tlgreear 9 months ago
Let me say first I love Joanne Fluke and her Cookie Jar mysteries. BUT the last two books have been disappointing. I don’t like that each one ended on a cliffhanger. And there seems to be more recipes and discussions about eating than the actual story. Hannah is moving on after her “marriage “ to Ross. But then she gets some devastating news and life takes another turn. The story in itself is really good and interesting. But I have my doubts that Joanne Fluke really wrote this. The dialogue is stilted, the characters don’t have the likability as in past books and the story just isn’t fleshed out. Just when the story gets good a new chapter starts or someone mentions food and down the rabbit hole we go. Sorry but not my favorite story. I voluntarily received a copy of this book from Netgalley.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was the worst read...predictable right away....and way too many recipes. It was just a filler book to move the story along....but I think maybe I am done with Hannah....and her next "challenge"....and whether to marry Norman or Mike....yes...we are back to the same old plot line.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I+love+well+written+mysteries+and+I+love+good+cookbooks.++Combining+these+was+questionable+and+inserting+recipes+between+chapters+is+annoying.+Which+I+could+have+skipped+through+except+the+writing+was+very+bland+and+the+characters+uninteresting++from+the+very+beginning+.+I+quit+reading+after+3+or+4+chapters.+I%27ve+never+read+anything+by+this+author+and+won%27t++attempt+to+again.
Carstairs38 8 months ago
Valentine’s Day is coming, and The Cookie Jar is getting ready to cater various Valentine’s Parties with new treats. Hannah Swensen is throwing herself into this baking in order to not think about the news she’s gotten that Ross was already married, so their wedding was all a lie. She has told the town of Lake Eden in an effort to curb gossip, and all of her friends are with her. Which is why Ross sneaks back into town in the early hours of the morning demanding something from Hannah – something she might not be able to give him. What will happen if she can’t? As a longtime fan of the series, I’ve been expecting this book for several books now. The murder itself takes place late in the book and is wrapped up quickly. There were some other plot elements I was enjoying, so I wasn’t bored, however, I wish things hadn’t been left dangling quite so much until the next book in the series. We get plenty of talk about food as always, with twenty-eight new recipes by my count. It is always nice to catch up with these characters, at least for this fan of the series. If you have been a fan, you’ll want the next chapter in Hannah’s saga, but if you are new, don’t jump in here.
anneinaz 9 months ago
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke is a book intended to tie up loose ends, which is does...mostly. We open with Hannah preparing to make an announcement in front of the entire congregation-in her view the easiest way to reach the most people, that her husband has left her to return to his wife; that she was, in fact, not married; and that if they wanted their wedding gifts back, please let her know. Everyone is extremely sympathetic and Hannah pulls up her big girl panties and begins to move on (with the help of her friends and family, of course!) Then she hears from him. The world starts to spin. This is not the best of the series, by a long shot. It is repetitive, often on the same page; sometimes in the same paragraph. Hannah is an endearing character, as are Mike and Norman, Michelle and Andrea (who hardly appears in this book), Lonnie, Carrie, Mom and Doc Knight, but none of them are at their best here. If this were the first of the series for a reader, it is not clear whether they would bother to go back and read the rest. The solution was never truly explained and the loose ends were not tied up. It was a disappointment. I recommend this to a read of the Fluke series but only because you can't just stop. I received a free ARC of Chocolate Cream Pie Murder in exchange for a fair and honest review. #netgalley #chocolatecreampiemurder
anneinaz 9 months ago
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke is a book intended to tie up loose ends, which is does...mostly. We open with Hannah preparing to make an announcement in front of the entire congregation-in her view the easiest way to reach the most people, that her husband has left her to return to his wife; that she was, in fact, not married; and that if they wanted their wedding gifts back, please let her know. Everyone is extremely sympathetic and Hannah pulls up her big girl panties and begins to move on (with the help of her friends and family, of course!) Then she hears from him. The world starts to spin. This is not the best of the series, by a long shot. It is repetitive, often on the same page; sometimes in the same paragraph. Hannah is an endearing character, as are Mike and Norman, Michelle and Andrea (who hardly appears in this book), Lonnie, Carrie, Mom and Doc Knight, but none of them are at their best here. If this were the first of the series for a reader, it is not clear whether they would bother to go back and read the rest. The solution was never truly explained and the loose ends were not tied up. It was a disappointment. I recommend this to a read of the Fluke series but only because you can't just stop. I received a free ARC of Chocolate Cream Pie Murder in exchange for a fair and honest review. #netgalley #chocolatecreampiemurder
Anonymous 9 months ago
this+was+a+good+book%2Cbut+too+many+pages+of+recipes.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Can+not+wait+for+the+nexr+one%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
I knew it! Won’t day more so as not to spoil. Please hurry with next book!
Anonymous 3 months ago
once+again+Hannah+and+her+family+and+friends+are+solving+mysteries+and+uncovering+more+mysteries+in+the+process.+lots+of+yummy+recipes+also.+
Anonymous 4 months ago
when+does+next+come+out
Anonymous 5 months ago
Very little of this book is about the mystery. Compared to previous books in this series, where a few recipes added to the enjoyment of the book, this one seems to use the recipes to stretch out the length, and make up for the lack of a well developed plot. Much of the story is dedicated to discussing the food. In the past books there was a discussion of the cookies and new recipes, but it was brief and added to the background of the story. I have long been a fan of this series. I love the characters. I enjoyed the style of the early books. The mysteries were well developed. Unfortunately, the quality of the last six or so books has been on a downward spiral. This book is so poorly written that I do no want to continue reading this series. Unless there is a significant improvement, I will not purchase the next one.