Thursday, January 17, 2013

RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke (Kensington Books) —

Hannah Swensen’s least favorite person, Dr. Bev returns to Lake Eden, Minnesota. Dr. Bev, Hannah's boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, is now engaged to millionaire Roger Dalworth. Roger has just renovated the Albion Hotel into luxury condos and Hannah's sister is the real estate agent selling them. During the grand opening, a guest falls off the penthouse roof but survives, but with head injuries. She seems disoriented and confused about the events leading to her fall. Naturally, Hannah tries to discover what is really going on. When a murder occurs, Hannah is involved in ways she never thought she would be.

As with any good series you do not need to read them in order. This is a good cozy with romance, murder, and unknown family connections. Hannah's two boyfriends are too good to be true. I want her to marry whichever one she happens to be with at the moment—they both are good guys. I love her cat, Moishe, and all the characters in her family and life. The book is full of yummy recipes—I know I gained 10 pounds just reading them. I haven’t gotten out the baking pans yet, but am seriously thinking about it!

—Helen Jones

FTC Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher.

Remember: The contest for an advance copy of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder is still running. Just email me (mystery heel @ a photo or recipe of a favorite cake or cupcake. You do not have to make the cake yourself!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Helen and Molly,
Thanks for the preview of Red Velvet Cupcake.