Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

This is the fourth book in the well-known Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke. I had read several of the later books in the series as ARCs and forgot just how much I enjoyed the earlier books. I can definitely see this one playing out as a TV mystery, but I don’t think they’re going to be making any more of this series into movies, unless I heard wrong. I didn’t hear anything official though.

My Goodreads review:

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of the first books I put on my Goodreads TBR back when I first joined, and I was glad to revisit it and read it. There’s just something extra awesome about the older books in this series. The new ones seem a little different, but this book is how I always remembered the characters. The mystery was a good one! Poor Norman had bought some land wanting to demolish the house on it, but Delores discovered a body in the basement, the woman who sold Norman the house and land. Hannah swore she wouldn’t investigate this time, but since Mike never got terribly upset anymore, she gave in. I love how the chapters in the older books tend to end on a little bit of humor.

I was already completely familiar with all the main characters, so the newer one I really liked was Freddy, the handyman who was a little slow, but his cousin was teaching him the trade. The side story of robbery money starting to appear in Lake Eden was interesting, and I couldn’t help but think that maybe it tied into the murder. I had an idea of who might have been the killer, but changed my mind until the clues started coming fast at the end. It was a pretty exciting ending, no real action like clobbering the killer or anything, but it was cool how it played out (pun intended, you’ll see why if you read it!). If I only went by the books, I would be like Hannah and not be able to decide between Mike and Norman. They both so darn nice!

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Chocolate Cream Pie Murder–review

This is the twenty-fourth book in the Hannah Swenson series. If you’ve read any of the more recent books, this may be the book you’ve waited for, just like me. That’s really all I can say without spoiling anything. This book will be released February 26, 2019. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of the book, and my opinions are my own.

My Goodreads review:

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen #24)Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All I can really is say that I absolutely loved the main outcome of this book, can’t say more or it will spoil it. Kudos to the author! I never guessed the killer either–a good plot. If the recipes given in the book are the final recipes, they sound sooo amazing!

I guess I hadn’t realized that Hannah’s younger sister Michelle was such a wonderful baker like her older sister Hannah or just how caring she was until I read the back-in-time previous book. It helped give me a little more insight into Michelle’s character. It’s sweet how she’s dating a detective too. The Swenson sisters love their law enforcement men! Norman was very sweet in this book as always. I kind of still want Hannah and Mike to end up together like in the movies, but I guess that’s up to the author and we’ll find out eventually who she lets Hannah end up with.

There was an interesting cliff hanger and there are some unsolved issues that I hope eventually get taken care of, and now I’m very anxious to read the next book!

I voluntarily read and reviewed a paperback ARC of this book provided by Kensington Publishing, and my opinions are my own.

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