Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #3)

Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #3)

by Joanne Fluke

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Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back—and the cookies are crumbling—as acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder, mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery. . .

Blueberry Muffin Murder

Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival—and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac—a half-baked idea, in Hannah's opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show—sweet, light, and scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Hannah's suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac's limo rolls into town. Turns out America's "Cooking Sweetheart" is bossy, bad-tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp—and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah's famous blueberry muffins.

Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar's kitchen crime scene off-limits. She's a baker without an oven—and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah's only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business—by finding the killer herself. . .

Includes seven original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!

"Delicious food descriptions and recipes, warm and familiar characters who grow into real people. . .a vivid picture of the small lake town and a well-crafted mystery provide the ingredients for yet another tempting feast that should satisfy all fans, old and new."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758278418
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Hannah Swensen Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 40,651
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JOANNE FLUKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked:  A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at

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Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 209 reviews.
Debra1957 More than 1 year ago
I love this series of murder mysteries. I find once I start reading I can't put it down because I want to know what it happening next. Her character Hannah is a bakery owner who seems to always find murder and it is fun to watch her put the case together while still baking goods for her bakery. I love how she involves her family and friends while sleuthing. If you like to bake there are recipes in all her books and some are so yummy. Give her a read you will find it entertaining.
pretty_inpink03 More than 1 year ago
I love this series and have enjoyed the 1st 3 books very much.When i finish i cant wait to read the next one. I love to bake and I love that these books are based on a woman who owns a bakery and there is great recipes included in the books A MAJOR PLUS!! hats off to joanne for writing a great series look forward to reading the rest
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Camethyste on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Unexpected ending, likeable characters. I enjoyed the book. I really enjoyed all the recipes, too!
grshppr215 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like other Joanne Fluke mysteries, this was a fun, light read. Although I have to wonder if the main character has a little Jessica Fletcher in her because people always seem to murdered around her.
prpl_reader_services on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cozy story, which would appeal to those readers who enjoy a lighthearted whodunit story with little violence. The characters have ongoing storylines about their families, their careers, and, most of all, their relationships. Along with an enjoyable storyline, this book also provides recipes within each chapter, which further lightens the mood of this culinary caper.I would also recommend to fans of this book, Just Desserts, by Daheim, Sympathy for the Devil, by Jerrilyn Farmer, Murder, with Peacocks, by Donna Andrews, and, of course, any of the other titles in Joanne Fluke¿s Hannah Swenson mystery series. - MH
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the thrid Hannah Swenson novel I've read. I have learned to not expect complex characters, or unique plots. The books stay away from sex, unfriendly language, and the murders are never graphic. They remind me in a way of the old Nancy Drew/Hardy boys mysteries, in a sense. They are sweet and fairly innocent, but they provide enough of a mystery to keep you reasonably interested in finding out 'whodunit'. Blueberry Muffin Murder was actually the most enjoyable of the three that I've read so far. The 'bakery' mysteries are good for those times when you don't want something to read that takes a lot of effort. The word 'pleasant' keeps coming to mind as a type this. These books are a pleasant way to pass a few hours...just don't expect a big payoff.
sunfi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third in the series about a bakery owner (Hannah Swenson) in a small town that keeps stumbling upon dead bodies. All the clues and her detective skills work out and she's able to solve the crime before the police. The story was entertaining and kept moving quickly, while it is becoming a little predictable (you always know that Hannah will solve the crime). A slightly different ending would be nice, but I'll have to read through the rest of the series to see if the pattern changes.
book_girl_14 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one and all of the others before and after it!
miamismartgirl09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked up the first book (Chocolate Chip Muder Mystery) on a whim. And feel in love. Joanne's Hanna Swenson mysteries is the only series that I would want to have every single book.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
When a home and lifestyle maven is killed in town, Hannah starts investigating to find the killer. Good recipes and great characters keep the pages turning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Enjoyed the characters and story.
ryanphoffmann88 More than 1 year ago
this is the third book in a series about a female amateur sleuth with a sweet tooth for murder, bakery and coffee shop owner, Hannah Swenson bakes the most delectable desserts, but has a sweet spot for solving and getting involved in murders. in this book, there's a buzz in the small town of Lake Eden, Minnesota as winter is here, but also the annual winter carnival they have in Eden Lake. the big surprise is America's sweetheart and TV chef, Connie "Connie Mac" Macintyre is here in town, to not only show off her baking skills, but to sign of her newest cookbook and open up her new boutique of cookware, but then Hannah discovers her body inside her bakery, she knocked down while enjoying one of Hannah's homemade Blueberry Muffins. I like this series as it has the perfect recipe for a murder mystery (amateur sleuth, a murder, a small town, suspects, clues, small town secrets) and Hannah always has the answer to solving the recipe of who done it in this whodunit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy, fun, exciting read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The real info is at huckleberry hill res 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried all morning to lend this book as it was on the LendMe list in my library. After trying several times, I called B&N customer service to inquire. I was informed that the publisher had recently removed these titles from the LendMe list but my current listing had not been updated. Had i bought these books in paperback or hard cover format, I could have easily lent them. After purchasing this entire series digitally, I am extremely displeased about not being able to use the options that were supposed to be available.
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It was a fun read. I enjoy the recipes and look forward to making some.
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I liked this book. I have read a few of the books. I didn't get to read them in order like I would have liked too, but that's just the way it goes. I was very surprised by who the killer was. I had thought of him earlier in the book, but didn't put it together until Hanna figured it out. Very good book.
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