Cinnamon Roll Murder : A Hannah Swensen Mystery Paperback
by Joanne Fluke
April is a busy time for Hannah Swensen and her bakery; the warm weather makes folks in Lake Eden, Minnesota go wild for something sweet.
When Hannah hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at the town's Weekend Jazz Festival, she's more than happy to bake up a generous supply of their namesake confections to welcome the band to town.
Before the festival even begins, tragedy strikes when the tour bus overturns.
Among those injured is Buddy Neiman, the band's beloved keyboard player.
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 someone plunged into Buddy's chest may have something to do with it.
Hannah isn't sure just how she'll unravel the mystery, but one thing's for sure: nothing's sweeter than bringing a killer to justice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/01/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780758234940
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Review by BONS
I'm usually the sap for a mystery in a small town with food and pets. I stayed with this one but I probably would not be eager to reach out for another in this series.
Review by BookConcierge
Book on CD read by Suzanne Torren.<br/><br/>In Book #15 the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are looking forward to the Jazz Festival, featuring the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band. But before the festivities can begin the group’s tour bus overturns on icy roads, landing several of the band members in the hospital emergency room for cuts, bruises and broken bones. Hannah Swensen’s <u>mother</u> finds the body this time, but Hannah and her sisters, Michelle and Andrea will definitely get together to investigate and solve the crime. <br/> <br/>The plot was thin and stretched credulity way too far. The side story of Norman and Doctor Bev was unbelievable and ridiculous. The dialogue is terrible. I’ve enjoyed several of the books in this series (I’d read #1-5). Has the writing gotten worse, because I’ve never noticed the bad dialogue before – or is that a function of listening to the audio rather than reading it? And while I’m on the subject of the audio, I did not like Suzanne Torren’s performance at all. Her “bright, chirpy” voice for Hannah, Michelle and Andrea irritated me no end, and the way she voiced the developmentally delayed Freddy Sawyer just about made me scream. <br/><br/>I give it 1 star for the recipes, some of which I actually would like to try. <br/>