Cinnamon Roll Murder

By Joanne Fluke

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

This is the fifteenth book in Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen series, after Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder; Strawberry Shortcake Murder; Blueberry Muffin Murder; Lemon Meringue Pie Murder; Fudge Cupcake Murder; Sugar Cookie Murder; Peach Cobbler Murder; Cherry Cheesecake Murder; Key Lime Pie Murder; Carrot Cake Murder; Cream Puff Murder; Plum Pudding Murder; Apple Turnover Murder; and Devil’s Food Cake Murder.

Here is the Kobo store’s summary:

With the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band heading toward Lake Eden for the Weekend Jazz Festival, Hannah Swensen is more than happy to bake up a generous supply of their namesake confections. But tragedy strikes when the band’s tour bus overturns on its way into town. Among those injured is Buddy Neiman, the band’s beloved keyboard player. At first, Buddy’s injuries appear minor, until his condition suddenly takes a turn for the worse – as in dead. Hannah’s no doctor, but she suspects that the surgical scissors jutting out of Buddy’s chest may have something to do with it. Turns out Buddy Neiman isn’t the victim’s real name. In fact, no one is really sure who he is, or what secrets may be lurking in his past. Hannah isn’t sure just how she’ll unravel this mystery, but there’s nothing sweeter than bringing a killer to justice.  .  .

I got about halfway through this book a month back and then got really caught up in some other books I was reading, and sort of forgot to come back to this one. I enjoyed it, as I do all of the Hannah Swensen books, but the mystery of this one didn’t really grab me.

What I did like, though, was that the big Norman subplot that’s been taking place in the last couple of books is nicely resolved.

After 15 books, what more can I say? These are fun, full of delicious food (with recipes included!), easy to read, and make for a nice change of pace after darker material. I’m definitely a fan of Hannah and her murder mysteries.

If you’re a fan of the Hannah Swensen series, you should read this one too.

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