Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Hannah Swensen is a bakery owner in Lake Eden, Minn. She is in the
process of developing the Lake Eden cookbook which will include recipes
from everyone in town. At her potluck cooking class in the evenings she
has had the participants test out the recipes. As she is winding up her
class and tossing the garbage out, Hannah finds the local sheriff dead
in the dumpster.
One of her boyfriends, Bill is appointed the
Acting Sheriff. Bill determines that Hannah's brother-in-law, another
law enforcement officer is the only suspect and suspends him. Andrea,
her sister pleads for Hannah to solve the murder and clear Bill. Andrea
is eight months pregnant and confined to rest.
This is a cozy
mystery and as with all series some things get a little stale. Hannah's
morning routine must have been written about 100 times already. Being
not a cat owner I may not understand, but anyone who goes through that
much trouble to feed a cat a 'senior' diet has something loose. Also
her vacillations about her boyfriends is also getting a little stale.
These mysteries are getting very predictable.
First Line: "Hannah Swensen moved to the front of the rectangular box and braced herself."