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Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen…

Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Joanne Fluke

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Title:Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)
Authors:Joanne Fluke
Info:Kensington (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke (2010)

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This book is what you expect from a Hannah Swenson Mystery. Hannah and her partner Lisa are busy as always at The Cookie Jar. They are catering desserts at a wedding when the story begins and Hannah spies Professor Bradford Ramsey. It seems Hannah has a past. She had an affair with Professor Ramsey when she went to College, that is until she found out he was engaged and he unceremoniously dumped her. There is a huge fundraiser going on in town and the mayor's wife Stephanie Bascomb somehow gets Hannah and Lisa to commit to making hundreds of Apple Turnovers for various events over the weekend. At the talent show, the MC Bradford Ramsey ends up dead, stabbed to death eating one of Hannah's turnovers. This time, Mike, one of her boyfriends and a Police Detective, actively seeks out Hannah's help.

This is a typical cozy mystery served with some food and gallons of coffee. I could never live in this town as it seems all they do is eat, a large majority of it cookies or some type of baked goods. I figured out the mystery shortly after it occurred, but it was still fun to see how it was investigated. Hannah is still dating two men who both want to marry her, although Mike seems to be pushing her in Norman's direction. This is a fun, easy read with some wonderful recipes that I will try. Love to read these by the pool as I do not need to think too hard. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
Summer has arrived and so has a ton of work. The mayor's wife has placed an order for cookies for her three-day charity event. Lisa, Hannah's business partner, adds to this with the idea of supplying apple turnovers for the event. This puts The Cookie Jar in overdrive to keep the charity supplied while keeping up with her usual customers at the bakery.

Hannah is still juggling her two beaux, but is presented with a road bump when Bradford Ramsey turns up to be the emcee of the charity. Bradford is a local community college professor, and was Hannah's romantic interest when she was in college. A relationship with a bitter ending that she has never shared with anyone, not even her family.

It seems that Bradford hasn't changed from when Hannah knew him, and possibly his activities are what lead to Hannah finding him backstage...dead. Hannah has no love for Bradford, but she feels obligated to find his killer and the reason for it.

While sleuthing for answers to the murder, she is also trying to figure out why one of her beaux is acting strange. Things aren't as close and light has they have been. What is causing the change.

Another fun read in the ongoing Hannah Swensen series. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Oct 1, 2018 |
The creep who caused Hannah so much pain is after her younger sister, and then turns up dead after a public argument with Hannah. The question is, who didn't want him dead? ( )
  flewtist | Aug 1, 2016 |
The creep who caused Hannah so much pain is after her younger sister, and then turns up dead after a public argument with Hannah. The question is, who didn't want him dead? ( )
  flewtist | Jul 9, 2016 |
There is no better series to pick up when you're trying to complete a challenge that either requires you to read a book with a specific color cover, or something with dessert/food on the cover. Hannah Swensen is the owner of The Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota. She bakes cookies and desserts and for some reason, practically always discovers a dead body at some event she is catering. In this book, Hannah discovers Dr. Bradley Ramsey, dead backstage at a charity talent show clutching one of her apple turnovers. Since Bradley played fast and loose with her during her graduate days and has also been involved with her sister, Michelle, she knows she needs to step in and help find his killer. While helping love interest, Mike, with his investigation, she discovers Bradley left a trail of heart broken women so there are plenty of suspects to choose from. Fans of the series will be happy to see the plot formula is similar to the others of the series and that Hannah's romantic triangle is still going strong. I hope at some point Hannah will finally make up her mind between Mike and Norman. The author populates her stories with warm and friendly characters and even includes non-human characters like Moishe, Hannah's persnickety cat. The very best part of the books are the delicious recipes included at the end of the chapters. Overall, a nice cozy mystery that you will probably enjoy if cozy mysteries are among your favorites. " ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jun 16, 2016 |
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Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...for eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show...

The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hanna tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage - dead, with a turnover i his hand.
Now Hanna must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry - and far more dangerous...
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Hannah has excellent reasons to despise the caddish Bradford Ramsey, as do many other women. Nevertheless, she'd rather not expose her youthful indiscretions, especially to her policeman beau. Hannah is very busy with the mayor's wife Lake Eden, Minn. charity event at which Ramsey is host. So what should she say when she stumbles upon his murdered corpse?… (more)

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