January 25th, 2020


Book Critique - Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #5)

For review of all books in this series: Go here

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: A cozy mystery with a pinch of family dynamics, a twist of love triangle along-side a huge dash of mystery, is a recipe that would not only sweeten your tooth while appeasing your stomach, but also increasing your cravings and keep your grey cells active.

Fudge Cupcake Murder is the fifth book in the long-running Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke published in March of 2004. The plot is set in October of the same year that Andrea got pregnant in Blueberry Muffin Murder, 2 books ago.

Hannah Swensen is back with some more yummy baking treats, while she is busy solving a murder again. This time she is working fast to save her brother-in-law. Bill Todd is running for Sheriff against the current Sheriff, Jim Grant. But someone murders Jim Grant a couple weeks before the final election. And Bill is the primary suspect. Now off goes Hannah on her investigation despite strong objections from Mike Kingston, the resident homicide detective. And we get to solve another case right along her side.

This book was made into the movie as part of Hallmark's Murder, She Baked series. It was released as Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe, in June of 2016. So I was prepared for the scenes in the book to be very similar to what they showed on film. It was no surprise that I found the same differences between the book and movie, as I found when I was reading Blueberry Muffin Murder, and a few more.

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