Unlimited [Horror Book] ☆ Plum Pudding Murder - by Joanne Fluke Ì


  • Title: Plum Pudding Murder
  • Author: Joanne Fluke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • The twelfth 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 The busiest time of year for Lake Eden s best loved bakery also happens to be the most wonderful timer Christmas cookies, Hannah Swensen s special plum pudding and romance Hannah is busy as can be, and lovingThe twelfth 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 The busiest time of year for Lake Eden s best loved bakery also happens to be the most wonderful timer Christmas cookies, Hannah Swensen s special plum pudding and romance Hannah is busy as can be, and loving Lunatic Larry Jaeger s Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot , the carnival taking place on the village green Things soon turn sour, however, when Hannah discovers Larry dead as a doornail in his own office It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry s stocking with coal With suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah s running out of time in her bid to nab a murderous Scrooge who would rather she didn t see in the New Year
    Joanne Fluke
    Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow s clothesline She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective s assistant, a corporate, legal, and pharmaceutical secretary, a short order cook, a florist s assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant on a now defunct operating system, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, half of a screenwriting team with her husband, and a mother, wife, and homemaker She now lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic Series Hannah Swensen


    Commentaires:

    James
    The 12th book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series, Plum Pudding Murder, published in 2009 and written by Joanne Fluke, gets 3.5 stars. I'm skipping my normal detailed and formatted review, as you can only say so many new and different things about similar-type books. That said, I enjoyed this edition and would recommend it to existing fans and potentially new ones.In this escapade, Hannah continues baking up a storm while preparing for the Christmas holidays. When the owner of a local tree [...]

    Mary Dolata
    I like to read Christmas themed books this time of year, and willingly set aside some standards to read books from series I would not otherwise choose to read. However, I can't imagine how this one was published. Hannah has to be the most annoying character in current fiction. She even makes the recipes annoying with all her side comments. She has a business partner who not only continually holds down the fort while she runs around sticking her nose in other people's business, she actually encou [...]

    Darcy
    This book was ok. It seems like they are getting more and more predictable and formulmatic. The characters are becoming characters of themselves. I was able to guess very early on who the murderer was.I am very tired of the whole Mike and Norman thing. There is no way if this were to happen in real life that these 2 men would be so friendly and able to handle each other so well. With each book Hannah seems to give over more and more control to Lisa at the Cookie Jar. I am waiting for the time th [...]

    Lori McD
    Starting to lose my interest in this series I admit that I read #12 ahead of #11, and I take it by the book and the reviews that I've missed something with Mike.But the whole Mike/Hannah/Norman thing is too much. Like many other readers with reviews here have stated, Ms. Fluke is way out of touch with romance and small towns unless she's remembering the 50s or 60s. And, unfortunately for me, the relationship triangle is sucking the enjoyment out of these books.I'm the most irritated with Hannah, [...]

    Saadia
    In terms of mystery plot and suspense, these stories are on the low end of the scale Not too complex or suspenseful, and rather tame. That's all right, sometimes I don't want to know about ever more inventive and gruesome ways to kill a human being or about the deeply convoluted psychological depravities of twisted killers. Plain human motives like pain, greed, revenge, etc. are just fine. I don't need to try too hard to guess at the killer as I spend my time enjoying the fluffy lifestyle of mea [...]

    George
    #12 in the Hannah Swensen mystery series. Hannah is co-owner of The Cookie Jar bakery in Lake Eden, Minnesota and the novel is filled with recipes of the items mentioned in the story. Much of the story revolves around Hannah's relations with the two men (Mike, police detective, & Norman, dentist) she loves and love her and Hannah's relations with her family members. This mystery involves the murder of a con man who specializes in attracting investors in a business and then scamming them. He [...]

    Andrea Guy
    I admit it, I'm addicted to the Hannah Swensen Mystery Series. I'm totally reading them out of order, but I don't care. The festive stories are the best, and this one was really great. It was really more story than mystery. In fact, the murder didn't happen until the story was almost over.The best part of the story is always the recipes. Joanne develops the best cookie recipes. It is one of the reasons why I always go for these books.The whole story revolves around The Crazy Elf Christmas Tree L [...]

    Angie H
    Another quick, cozy, read. Although I have "some" problems with these books. *cough* love triangle *cough*. Make a decision already Hannah! It is NOT a hard one to make I still enjoy this series. In this book particular I actually knew who the culprit was. Not sure if that means she is making it more obvious, If I'm just getting better at figuring it out, or I'm just paying more attention (probably a bit of everything). One of my favourite things about this series is the setting. A small town, w [...]

    Mario
    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself, knowing that I don't like these books. It's nice to have the recipes, and the cover, as always, is beautiful, but otherwise ugh. This time, the mystery had, essentially, no suspects and no clues. There was one bizarre point where there was a football game on TV and she mentioned seeing that one of the teams was "LA" (which in Hannah's mind could have been Los Angeles or Louisiana), which I assumed must be a clue given that neither existed when the bo [...]

    Susan
    Hannah Swenson owns a cookie bakery in Minnesota. She is also an amateur sleuth who has apparently solved other murders in previous books. This one, set around Christmas, involves a murder that happened at the Crazy Elf Christmas Tree lot. There were so many things about this book that annoyed me. First, the murder happens on page 5, but no one discovers the body until page 209. There is a lot of inconsequential fluff in between, mainly centering around the new types of cookies Hannah is selling [...]

    Bev
    Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke is the twelfth book in the Hannah Swenson baking mysteries. It's also the first one that I've read. Fortunately, one really doesn't need to have read earlier books to slip into this one (although there are some relationships to work out that are probably explained as you go along if you read them in order).Hannah Swenson is the owner of the Cookie Jar pastry shop in Lake Eden, Minnesota. She's the queen of baking in the small town and a pretty dab hand at solv [...]

    Marian
    I love the various Hannah books. Despite loathing the extreme cold, I always find myself wishing that I could visit the Cookie Jar and mingle with just about everyone. Frequently the mysteries come second to the warm fuzzies these books give me.Lately though, I've grown increasingly tired of the Hannah/Norman/Mike love triangle. It worked for quite some time, but for the last few books, Mike's become increasingly unlikeable. I've never fully worked out how their dating sitaution goes, but I don' [...]

    Liralen
    It's a cop-out, but the Hannah Swensen mysteries really only need a lump review:For some reason, I keep reading these when they show up at the library. I don't know why. Do I enjoy them? Sure. They're trashy murder mysteries that don't always make sense. I can huff at them in irritation when the main character does, or thinks, something especially stupid. They involve recipes.Actually, the books are formulaic enough that they themselves were written by recipe.Yes, I will keep reading them, assum [...]

    Alissa
    13 books in and Hannah's mysteries are getting a little thin. Fluke has finally introduced characters not from Lake Eden, since it wouldn't be credible for people in the town to keep dying. This seemed to have more recipes than usual. Also it was weird to read a christmas mystery in October. I would've thought the publisher would have pushed the pub date to November at least. Also, after 13 books I'm really tired of the Mike vs. Norman debate. It's just not as fun as Evanovich's love triangle. I [...]

    E Goldberg
    Writing is good. Plot is ludicrous. Sort of "Look! His head is blown off! Are those his brains on the wall? Oh, by the way, I have a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Here, try one. I just mix a little earl grey tea into the mix and then toast them gently over an open fire." Right! Not so much a mystery as a recipe book.

    Theresa Leone Davidson
    "The alarm clock was set for four in the morning, but Hannah awoke before it went off. She sat up in bed and glanced at the clock. It was three forty-seven. What had happened to wake her up eight minutes before the alarm went off?" OK, Fluke knows a lot about baking and cooking but apparently doesn't know how to count AND this book didn't have a very thorough editor. Small point, to be sure. I have in the past read a couple of Joanne Fluke's novels, from the series where each is dubbed a "Hannah [...]

    Angel
    The only reason I hung on as long as I did was because I was getting them from the library and they require no brains to read. Truthfully, I checked out of the premise a long time ago because it is very clear that the author has exactly zero experience with the age groups in the time period she writes about. Grown women do not need to be told about the phrase "don't shoot the messenger". Grown women, including ones in small towns, have more than a passing recognition of technology. Grown women d [...]

    Jenn
    Oh boy. I'm so far into this series, I feel invested. Plus, they take so very little time to read that I feel like I should just go ahead and read them, especially since I'm not paying for them, but getting them from the library.This is YET ANOTHER Christmas story. The previous short story was also set at Christmas time, presumably before this one. But Hannah specifically mentions dressing like an elf LAST year in this book, so I think the order here at GR is off. Hannah still thinks she's the o [...]

    Shaina
    Last February, when I started working at Barnes & Noble "Cream Puff Murder" (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 11) had just been released and we had it everywhere in the store. The cover was so pretty that I kept meaning to read it, but never took the plunge. Then, we got in the newest addition to the series and I had to pick it up. The series just looked like a nice fun entry into the mystery genre. I mean, really, even if the story itself hadn't been that great, you at least got all the fun rec [...]

    Scarlett Sims
    Ok so one thing I have decided in this series' favor is the ongoing storylines. It's also kind of a downside, because I've read them out of order thinking they would be one-offs, and it's not like you need tons of backstory for them or anything, but I do like that there is an overarching storyline.This one also has lots of recipes I want to try, including an entire Christmas dinner!But seriously, Hannah is such a wet blanket sometimes. I mean I get that these are cozy mysteries and as such are g [...]

    Carla Johnson-Hicks
    So as I was packing my bags for Florida, I looked on my bookshelf for books to read by the pool. I wanted light and breezy and that is what I go. I have never read a Joanne Fluke book before, but picked up three at my Church Christmas Bazaar and this was the first one. I will read the other two over the next couple of weeks.This book was okay, but it was rather predictable. The characters are nosy, overly friendly yet helpful and loyal to one another. There are some actions that were hard to bel [...]

    Rachel
    I don't know why I read these books, except that I read cookbooks too, and this is like a cookbook with a really bad mystery in between the recipes. I will have to try a recipe or two to see if they work, the mixing method is sometimes a little suspect to me. (Hannah often mixes baking soda into the wet instead of adding to the dry.)Anyway, the book is part of a series set in small town Minnesota where I don't recommend you visit. New people in town are usually murdered, or they are the ones doi [...]

    Writerlibrarian
    The plot is thinner than usual, the Hannah self bashing is still on big time with a nice dose of you are not 'normal' from her mother and one half of her romantic triangle (Mike, which is one of the most despicable romantic lead I've read in a cozy in a long time, the character makes me want to take a shower and get clean every time he's there). Why would I still read these books? I don't know. 75 pages of the 300 or so pages are recipes, the action revolves around food all the time. The female [...]

    Jan
    Okay, so now I remember why I stopped reading this series. I am a jaded old lady and have tired of the antics of one Hannah Swenson and her inability to commit, always having baking items on hand but never once sets foot in a grocery store. She may have one of the best bakeries around but I can't figure out why she lives in a small frozen town with so many murders.

    Kasia
    Another yummy treat from Joanne brought back my craving for food related mysteries, there is a lot of holiday cheer in this one but reading it in April is just as good. I enjoyed how different this one was, the murder happened right away but the story back tracks to events before it which take up half the book, I like the buildup knowing that there will be a bad guy and trying to see who was suspicious form beginning was actually fun! This is the thirteenth effort from Fluke, some sites don’t [...]

    Abby Russo
    The further into the series I get, the more these books focus on life in the Midwest than murder mysteries. I'm also far enough into the series that I'm starting to care about life in the Midwest.

    Heather
    2.5 Stars. This was another chapter in the mundane lives of the Lake Edenites, in which murder is par for the course and Hannah always finds the bodies.I did like that this book started with the murder, even though the body wasn't discovered by Hannah until halfway through the book. Maybe it's because I've read this series from the beginning but I thought the killer's identity was quite obvious-and I was right-even though I didn't know the motive. The side mystery of Carrie's odd behavior wasn't [...]

    Amanda
    The last Hannah Swensen book I read was number 5 I think. I stopped reading them because:1- Hannah is an annoying know it all2- No man in his right mind is going to keep dating the same woman as another man whom he claims to be friends with and be totally fine with it3-Hannah is annoyingSo, why did I pick this one up? I wanted something familiar and banal to listen to because I've been too busy to follow a more interesting story and, admittedly, curiosity to see if 7 books later the same situati [...]

    Nate
    Only Hannah could stumble upon a Murder at the holiday season. At a tree farm no less! Hannah is hell bent on solving the murder of Larry Jaeger who owns the Crazy Elf, a Christmas emporium if you will. The book is filled with crazy twists and turns and bad business practices. Throughly enjoyed this one and I did not guess who had done it till 3/4 the way through. Love Hannah and everyone in Lake Eden!!!!!!!

    Catherine
    Still like to try and solve the murders. Hannah is a true snoop. She doesn't listen and gets herself into trouble. But then hat is the diagram for all of this series Do wish Hannah would make a decision between Mike And Norman. I choose Norman and don't trust Mike. But still a relaxing read.

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