Summary from Goodreads:
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back--and the cookies are crumbling--as acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder, mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery. . .
Blueberry Muffin Murder
Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival--and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac--a half-baked idea, in Hannah's opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show--sweet, light, and scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
Hannah's suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac's limo rolls into town. Turns out America's "Cooking Sweetheart" is bossy, bad-tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp—and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah's famous blueberry muffins.
Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar's kitchen crime scene off-limits. She's a baker without an oven--and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah's only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business--by finding the killer herself. . .
Includes seven original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!
This series always makes me hungry and brings out my baking side (which rarely comes out), I love all of the recipes.
I'm doing some heavy reading for my classes (Mallory and Chaucer) and I love just reading about Hannah and her cat before I head to sleep. Despite the various murders it is such a cute series.
However, I did take off one star because of the love triangle, ugh, I hate love triangles and a lot of novels right now have them (Clockwork Angel). I'll be happy when she finally picks one of them or goes for someone else.
I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :)
I recommend checking out this fun series.
Four Stars Out of Five Stars