Devil’s Food Cake Murder by: Joanne Fluke

Title: Devil’s Food Cake Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Kinsington Books
Pages: 322
Series: Hannah Swensen #14


Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department and her bakery’s delectable confections are selling as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon!
When Bob’s childhood friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he’s on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan—until Hannah finds Matthew face-down in a plate full of Devil’s Food Cake, a single bullet in his head. It will take some sleuthing to sift out the killer, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly. . .

My Review:

Hannah Swensen has her elbows up to sweet treats in this book, when a local minister arrives in Lake Eden to visit the parish. The Newlyweds decide to take their long awaited honeymoon to Hawaii but not everything in Lake Eden is pineapples. When the Minster Matthew Walters winds up dead and his only witness is a parakeet. Who repeats some odd phrasing in various voices. Then to add to the mix Norman the local dentist and Hannah’s love interest (one of them) starts acting odd. Hannah has her hands full of murder and jealousy. I enjoyed this book as it really pulls you in and before you know you’re halfway through it. I was really caught with shock at the end of the book and can only wonder what Ms. Fluke will cook up next. This one is full of all sorts of yummy treats. I also enjoyed seeing Hannah’s younger sister Michelle show up, and to hear about Hannah’s mother recent men she’s dating. Was a great cozy read to say the least.


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