Cream Puff Murder is the 11th Hannah Swensen mystery and I have to say I am still hopelessly addicted to these books even though I’m a little behind now. I’ve got three more books to go to catch up but they are really fast reads and I love to save them for when I just need something light and easy. Plus I’ve gotten to know all these characters so well now that they feel like family and that always makes for a comforting read.
Hannah runs the Cookie Jar bakery in Lake Eden, Minnesota and of course she loves to sample her creations – who wouldn’t? Imagine her horror though when she goes with her sister to try on dresses to wear to their mother’s book signing and hers is just too tight. Well Hannah knows she’s a bit chunky — always has, but it seems things are getting out of hand now. So Hannah decides to lose some weight and ends up joining the local gym although is quite certain after her first workout that she’s going to die.
As with all Hannah Swensen books there is a mystery to solve and this one is no different. One of the instructors at the gym shows up dead and the thing is she’s been none too popular with too many people as one of her pastimes was flirting with other women’s men. Hannah wasn’t too fond of her either but certainly didn’t want to see her dead. It seems everyone is a suspect though including members of the police dept and Hannah has to work even harder to solve the mystery.
So Hannah is busy solving the mystery with the help of her sisters Andrea and Michelle, her mom and Carrie and of course Norman. The thing is will she solve the mystery before she ends up in the clutches of the killer herself?
As with all the Hannah Swensen mysteries I enjoyed this one too. It wasn’t one of the better ones but still good and it kept me turning the pages. The only thing I wish is that Hannah would already pick between Norm and Mike. I’m on the side of Norm but Hannah seems to enjoy stringing both of these guys along – I’m beginning to wonder if she’ll ever choose… I’m looking forward to seeing what Hannah is up to in the next book and may just pick it up over the holidays for an easy read.
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My copy of Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke was purchased by yours truly.