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Download Apple Turnover Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) epub

by Joanne Fluke

The Luscious Los Angeles Times And USA Today Bestseller!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, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage--dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry--and far more dangerous. . .Includes Over Ten Cookie and Dessert Recipes From The Cookie Jar, Including Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Breakfast in a Muffin! "The ever popular Fluke writes engaging cozies with one part great characters, one part gentle story, and three parts the best recipes in the genre." –Library Journal"Catch up with the gang in this delightful, thoroughly entertaining series that keeps readers coming back for more." –Romantic Times
Download Apple Turnover Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) epub
ISBN: 0758234902
ISBN13: 978-0758234902
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Joanne Fluke
Language: English
Publisher: Kensington (February 1, 2011)
ePUB size: 1274 kb
FB2 size: 1919 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 322
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When The Cookie Jar gets an order of eleven hundred cookies for a charity talent show, Hannah Swenson is overwhelmed, until her intrepid business partner, Lisa, recommends apple turnovers. Being a good sport, Hannah agrees. But then the host turns out to be a college professor both Hannah and Hannah's youngest sister, Michelle, had a relationship with.

Having to deal with the professor is one thing, but when Hannah finds the man dead, that's completely something else. Hannah must put her personal feelings aside, as most don't know of her relationship with the man, and find his killer. Is the cad's killer closer than she thinks?

Who would read this: Fans of cozy mysteries and the hannah swenson series!
Time to Read: 3.5 hours
Rating: 4/5 stars
Funny Story: I've been reading this series for the past few months, and i've become quite the sleuth in real life.
Final thoughts: While this series is traditionally pretty easy to 'figure out' early on for me at this point, the character development and the recipes keep me coming back!
Cut the book into slips of paper each with one sentence, put the slips of paper in a bag, shake them up and, voila, there's the next Hannah Swensen mystery. Although, there was one change in the eternal ridiculous boring love triangle: Mike is being a little more respectful (but why was he morphed into a cad in the first place?) and Norman is being the bad boy. More effort is put into developing cookie recipes than into developing plots or characters. And, frankly, even the cookie recipes don't entice me. I have a pattern now when reading this series - when I get bored with the lack of story, I jump to the next to last chapter to see who committed the murder and why. If I am correct, I put the book down. This one, I had figured out before the murder was even committed. I will try one more book in the series. If it is as lame as this one, that will be the end for me. The triangle is boring, Hannah is not likable, and the plots are silly.
So I’m really liking that Norman stopped being a complete idiot and moved in a different direction. I like to see a lirttle more of these novels centered around the romance and the characters than the long involved recipes we are given....that’s getting a little too much. Like many others I also don’t make the recipes, my husband is diabetic, so would like more stories less cooking. Unless she want to do some low carb.
I greatly enjoy reading the Hannah Swensen books. They are easy reading and fun. I figured the recipes offered interesting, but they are often for too many people. Perhaps that's because she has a cookie shop.

I love the fact the the hero of her books is a heroine. I find myself challenging myself to find the murderer before Hannah does. In this particular book I did, but I didn't have proof before Hannah. It does bother me that Hannah seems to get herself in trouble with the murderer at the end of several murderers at the end of many of the books (including this one) and she has to be rescued. I would like her to be better than that occasionally.
Never thought I'd get tired of this series, but it's happened. Ho hum. The stories are still "cozy" as ever, but the hero, Hannah, is stuck in some 1930's time-warp. A pointed example is that she dates men but she never goes beyond that relationship level. Perhaps it's because in every book she dates the same 2 men: a self-flagellating, balding nice guy and a narcissistic, womanizing village bore! This is supposed to be a very smart hero, so why does she choose actions that make her appear dimwitted? It's become annoying. I do like the series setting, the town's characters, and Hannah's self-reliance. But I just can't abide anymore that her personal life remains "frozen" as in a cartoon strip, when it's clear to the reader that each new book's content builds on top of the prior books.
Love it! I am hooked on the Hannah Swenson and am working my way through the series!

These books are well written and paint a clear picture of Hannah's world and her family and loved ones. The story lines are interesting and easy to follow with a touch of humor thrown in here and there. Love this series!
Usually, almost before I start one of those books, I skip to the end to know who the culprit is in order to enjoy the unravelling of the plot. This time, and without even looking, I knew from the start who the murderer was. It was so obvious. And, as usual, Hanna puts herself in danger. Really? After all the murders she has solved, she hasn't learned yet? Sorry, but this one was really dissapointing.
Although I got waylaid by family priorities for a short while, I finally was able to get back to my reading. Enjoyed this as much as the others, although I did figure it out before Hannah. I picked up on the same clues she did about a character and came to the same conclusion about the character a lot earlier than Hannah, which then led her to the actual murderer. Babysitting my grandsons who are both asleep. Good time to start the Devils Food Cake Murder. Happy reading and eating.