Now in paperback! In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanne Fluke's 25th installment in the bestselling Hannah Swensen Mystery series, Hannah leaves Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California--but an unexpected phone call brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter for a murder investigation, and of course, new criminally delicious recipes!
When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle's boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she goes straight from a movie studio sound stage to the Los Angeles airport. Back in frigid Minnesota, she discovers that proving Lonnie's innocence will be harder than figuring out what went wrong with a recipe. Lonnie remembers only parts of the night he went out to a local bar and ended up driving a very impaired woman home. He knows he helped her to her bedroom, but he doesn't recall anything else until he woke up on her couch the following morning. When he went to the bedroom to check on her, he was shocked to discover she was dead. Hannah doesn't know what to believe--only that exonerating a suspect who can't remember is almost impossible, especially since Lonnie's brother, Detective Rick Murphy, and Lonnie's partner, Chief Detective Mike Kingston, have been taken off the case. Before everything comes crashing down on Lonnie like a heaping slice of coconut layer cake, it'll be up to Hannah to rack up enough clues to toast a flaky killer...
About the Author
Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Coconut Layer Cake Murder, Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, Raspberry Danish Murder, Banana Cream Pie Murder, Wedding Cake Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Five novels in the series have been adapted for screen as Murder, She Baked, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries® original television movie franchise starring Alison Sweeney as Hannah. 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 JoanneFluke.com.