Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake… Indulge In Joanne Fluke’s Criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries! Double Fudge Brownie Murder “Lively…Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly Blackberry Pie Murder “Fluke offers a new twist to the series…the cookie-shop owner’s character gains depth…but there’s still room for recipes and for Hannah to move toward an overdue decision on the question of which of her two boyfriends she prefers. Readers will be eager for the next installment.” —Booklist “Lake Eden’s favorite baker, Hannah Swensen finds herself on the wrong end of a police investigation…in Fluke’s good-natured 19th [installment].” —Kirkus Reviews Red Velvet Cupcake Murder “Culinary cozies don’t get any tastier than this winning series.” —Library Journal “If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke.” —The Charlotte Observer Cinnamon Roll Murder “Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans.” —Booklist Devil’s Food Cake Murder “Fabulous.” —Publishers Weekly
It’s Christmas many years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen’s wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. But as Hannah finds out, revisiting holiday memories can be murder . . . With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden—especially when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes for the merry festivities, she instantly becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised by Essie’s secret talent for penning crime fiction. She’s even more surprised when the story turns real, and a guest is shot dead on the night of the ball. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother’s house, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake . . .
A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen’s marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed’s homecoming won’t be as sweet as she anticipated . . . After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah’s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime—and living to tell about it—might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . . . INDULGE IN JOANNE FLUKE’S CRIMINALLY DELICIOUS HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERIES! WEDDING CAKE MURDER “There are plenty of Fluke’s trademark recipes on view here, and the New York trip and reality-show frame give the episode a fresh twist.” --Booklist DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER “Lively…Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER “Lake Eden’s favorite baker, Hannah Swensen finds herself on the wrong end of a police investigation…in Fluke’s good-natured 19th [installment].” —Kirkus Reviews RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER “Culinary cozies don’t get any tastier than this winning series.” —Library Journal “If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke.” —The Charlotte Observer CINNAMON ROLL MURDER “Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans.” —Booklist
The seventeenth mouth-watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier. It's been a sleepy summer in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on running her much-loved bakery...or can she? With her mother's wedding a month away, she is up to her eyes deciding whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake. When Hannah accidentally hits a stranger while driving down her Cookie Truck a country road, she finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation. An autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in blackberry pie stains, would have died even without the hit. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased - before getting herself to the church on time.
The fourteenth mouth-watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier. Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling faster than she can make them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to have their honeymoon. When Bob's childhood friend, Matthew Walters, offers to fill in for the Reverend, things couldn't be better. Until Hannah finds Matthew face-down in a plateful of Devil's Food Cake, with a single bullet in his head. The list of suspects is endless, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be deadly...
Ein flüchtiger Verbrecher überfällt einen Gefrierlaster voll beladen mit Eiskrem – in dem nach kurzer Schmelzphase auch noch eine gefrorene Leiche auftaucht. Kopfgeldjägerin Stephanie Plum schleust sich undercover in die Eiskremfabrik Bogart ein, um herauszufinden, wer die Mitarbeiter so eiskalt um die Ecke bringt. Ranger, Sicherheitsexperte und Stephanies größte Versuchung seit Vanilleeis mit Kirschen, arbeitet bei diesem Einsatz eng mit ihr zusammen – zu eng, wie Trentons heißester Cop Joe Morelli findet. Und Stephanie kann sich mal wieder nicht entscheiden zwischen zwei sexy Typen, Becher oder Waffel, Vanille oder Schoko. So süß war das Plum'sche Chaos noch nie!
The seventh mouth-watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier. At the helm of The Cookie Jar bakery, Hannah Swensen has a mouth-watering monopoly on Eden Lake, Minnesota's sweet treats. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble. The new Magnolia Blossom Bakery, owned by Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves and cutting into her profits. Things go from bad to worse when Hannah finds Shawna Lee shot to death in the Magnolia Blossom Bakery. Now at the top of the list of suspects, it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up the murder, and clear her name once and for all.
The tenth mouth-watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier. Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time to help business partner, Lisa, plan her big family reunion. When Lisa's long-lost uncle, Gus, makes a surprise appearance, everyone is delighted. But excitement soon turns into disaster when Gus vanishes into thin air... Hannah offers to track him down, and her search leads to a shocking find when she discovers two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting-side down, on the floor - and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest. Now Hannah must sift through a long list of suspects to find the killer - even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise...
Haunted by her dreams . . . Kathi Ellison is an English literature major at the University of California in Berkeley, living with her boyfriend off-campus. She is also the daughter of a candidate for the U.S. Senate and his wife, a role that could affect her life should her father win the election. But before she can consider her future, Kathi must first come to terms with her past. A car accident when she was four-years-old killed her mother and left her in a coma for several days. The migraines and nightmares that plagued her as a child have recently returned with a vengeance, leaving her mind full of visions that feel more like memories. Memories that are not her own. Memories of a frightened and traumatized child named Sheri Walker. Memories linked to her mother’s death that her stepmother doesn’t want her to remember . . .
Justin Cronin stammt aus New England und studierte in Harvard. Er besuchte den berühmten Iowa Writers' Workshop und lebt heute mit seiner Frau und seinen Kindern in Houston, Texas, wo er an der Rice University Englische Literatur unterrichtet. Er veröffentlichte zwei Romane, für die er mehrfach ausgezeichnet wurde. Die Übersetzungsrechte an seiner Trilogie, die mit "Der Übergang" begann, wurden innerhalb kürzester Zeit in 23 Länder verkauft.
Ein Schlamassel kommt selten allein, das weiß die Kopfgeldjägerin Stephanie Plum nur zu gut. Als wäre es nicht schlimm genug, einer ausgebüxten Giraffe durch Trentons Straßen hinterherzujagen, muss Stephanie nun auch noch einen skrupellosen Gangster aufspüren: Salvatore Sunucchi, alias „Onkel Sunny“. Sunny wird des Mordes bezichtigt – doch niemand will sich mit ihm anlegen. Selbst Trentons heißester Cop, Joe Morelli, hat wenig Interesse, den Flüchtigen zu stellen. Denn tatsächlich ist „Der Pate“ sein Patenonkel. Als Stephanie nebenbei auch noch über einen Serienkiller stolpert, der es auf alleinstehende Seniorinnen abgesehen hat, ist das Plum'sche Chaos mal wieder perfekt ...
Stephanie Plum ist nicht zum Babysitter geboren. Aber was tun, wenn eine Klientin gekidnappt wird, der sie versprochen hat, sich um ihren kleinen Sohn zu kümmern? Der »kleine« Mario ist allerdings ein ausgewachsener Teenager, der sich am liebsten schwarz kleidet und Spraydosen schwingt. Grandma Mazur ist völlig von ihm begeistert, aber da ist sie die Einzige. Höchste Zeit, Marios Mutter Loretta ausfindig zu machen, deren Bruder an der ganzen Misere schuld ist. Seit er aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wurde, sind einige Leute hinter ihm her – genauer gesagt: hinter der Beute, die er nach einem Banküberfall angeblich in Morellis Haus versteckt hat. Stephanie hätte mit dem nun folgenden Chaos schon genug zu tun, muss aber auch noch eine Popdiva beschützen, sich um einen Stalker mit Visionen kümmern, um einen Affen, der Amok läuft, und um ihre Kollegin Lula, die ihre Hochzeitspläne ohne den Bräutigam gemacht hat ...
Gretchen ist zurück. Und in ihrem Herzen wohnt nur ein Gedanke: Rache! Seine letzte Begegnung mit der schönen Serienkillerin Gretchen Lowell hat tiefe Wunden bei Detective Archie Sheridan hinterlassen. Um sich abzulenken, stürzt er sich deshalb mit Feuereifer in seinen neuesten Fall: Ein Erhängter wurde im Park gefunden, geknebelt, gehäutet und an den Handgelenken gefesselt. Da erreicht Archie eine Nachricht, die ihn fast aus der Bahn wirft: Gretchen behauptet, Informationen zu diesem entsetzlichen Verbrechen zu haben. Spielt sie erneut ein grausames Spiel mit ihm? Oder gibt es ein Geheimnis aus Gretchens Vergangenheit, für das ein skrupelloser Mörder töten würde?
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix. . . When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook. 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit. . . "Candy Cane Murder" By Joanne Fluke When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. . . The yuletide season in Lake Eden, Minnesota, guarantees a white Christmas, delectable holiday goodies from Hannah Swensen's bakery, The Cookie Jar--and murder. As a shadow hangs over her friends' Christmas wedding, Hannah's determined to cook a killer's goose before anyone else gets burned. . . The Cookie Jar's busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time. . .for Christmas cookies, Hannah's own special plum pudding--and romance! She also gets a kick out of "Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot," a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. But then Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. . . Nothing's better on Christmas Eve than waiting for the stroke of midnight with a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery. . . "Gingerbread Cookie Murder" By Joanne Fluke When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list.