Devil’s Food Cake Murder

Devil’s Food Cake MurderDevil’s Food Cake Murder
By Joanne Fluke
Series: Hannah Swenson #14
Source Purchased
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on March 1, 2011

three-half-stars

These days, everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with activity, and Hannah Swensen is no exception. But no matter how busy she may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend in need–especially when he’s been murdered. . .

Hannah Swensen has to admit that her life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery’s delectable confections are selling almost as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is on Cloud Nine, 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 in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil’s Food Cake, a single bullet in his head.

Determined to find out who killed Matthew, Hannah starts asking questions–and discovers that the good Reverend wasn’t quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. But could the gold Sacagawea coins in Sunday’s collection plate hold the key to solving the crime? Or is the murder connected to that big jewel heist out in Minneapolis? Is it possible that Matthew’s love of chocolate somehow led to his downfall? It will take some more digging to find out, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly. . .

This is the 14th book in the Hannah Swenson series,

I read this one and then forgot to write my post, so the details of this book are escaping me at the moment. However, I do know that I liked the story, and it was different from Hannah’s usual murder mysteries.

There is a really interesting subplot involving Norman, and if you’ve read the previous book in this series, you’ll know what I’m talking about. This aspect alone has me eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.

Overall, this was another fun read!

three-half-stars

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