The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas until murder is added to the mix…
When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.
While Hannah is baking the day s goodies at The Cookie Jar, the evening s plans begin to jell. Start with the best Lake Eden culinary creations, add two of Hannah s sometime boyfriends, a pinch of her ready-to-pop pregnant sister, and a dash of her mother and new significant other, an actual British lord, and what do you get? A recipe for disaster, but the juiciest ingredient is yet to come…
The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah s mother s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the chest of the new and now late Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.
With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues and make sure that this white Christmas doesn’t bring any more deadly tidings
I am a big fan of Hannah Swensen and this story is nothing less then perfect. This is the first time a murder is committed and solved all without leaving the location. Mix into the bag three Swensen daughters and one very pregnant one. This had everything you could hope for. Mystery, humor, jealousy, romance etc. The only part I didn’t like was when Mike would become short with Hannah as she was trying to assist with his murder investigation. While she is doing most of the work leaving the questioning to Mike he seems like he’s doesn’t appreciate her work. Which I know isn’t true, the opposite is with Norman, he gladly loves to help H
annah with whichever mystery is needing assistance with. Definitely a great read! A four cup book.