Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

78%

11 Critic Reviews

Recipes and passages devoted to cooking and eating overshadow the sleuthing.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The Fresh Baked Usa Today, San Francisco Chronicle And Chicago Tribune Bestseller!

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. . .

Features over Ten Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar, including Peaches and Cream Cookies and Chocolate Caramel Bars!

"Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans." --Booklist

 

About Joanne Fluke

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Joanne Fluke was born in Swanville, Minnesota in 1943. While pursuing her writing career, she worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, and half of a screenwriting team with her husband. She writes the Hannah Swensen Mystery series which includes original family recipes for baking. Her other works include The Stepchild, Vengeance Is Mine, Video Kill, Dead Giveaway, and Deadly Memories.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Kensington Books. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Mar 18 2012
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Critic reviews for Cinnamon Roll Murder
All: 11 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 01 2012

Fluke wraps up her 16th recipe-studded entry sweetly but not neatly, leaving just enough loose ends to hint at a tasty sequel.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 09 2012

Recipes and passages devoted to cooking and eating overshadow the sleuthing.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Amie Taylor on Mar 02 2012

CINNAMON ROLL MURDER is a wonderful blend of quirky new characters and familiar old ones.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Sandra Martin

This addition to the long-running series is thoroughly entertaining, with the bonus of delicious recipes sprinkled throughout.

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City Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Jodi Webb on Mar 02 2012

Cinnamon Roll Murder, the latest Hannah Swensen mystery, is like the last cookie in the batch – just as yummy as the first.

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EzineArticles

Good
Reviewed by Timothy Zaun

Cinnamon Roll Murder is a well-crafted mystery; designed to simultaneously tease your brain and taste buds. Indulge.

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For Love and Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jac on Apr 02 2012

But, the writing felt simplistic and even a bit condescending to me...

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Tutu's Two Cents

Good
Reviewed by Tina on Apr 02 2012

The mystery is much more tightly plotted with lots of red herrings to throw the reader off the track of the real killer...

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Mystery Maven Blog

Good
Reviewed by Liz Nichols on Jan 28 2012

Those who like cozy mysteries and food-related mysteries will find that Fluke’s series is one of the best of this genre.

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Cozy Crimes

Below average
Reviewed by Alison on Mar 28 2012

There didn’t seem to be very much mystery in it, and what mystery there was I thought was very weak.

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Reader's Entertainment

Good
Feb 27 2012

Nothing is sweeter than solving a mystery, eating some baked goods and following this small town sleuth on her next case!

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