Book #19 in 2006
Title: Sugar Cookie Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 341 (but only 197 was actual story, the rest recipes)
My Rating: 4/5
Description from the publisher:
In her first holiday mystery, Fluke (Fudge Cupcake Murder, etc.) takes her series heroine, Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and owner of the Cookie Jar bakery in Lake Eden, Minn., through a delectable culinary romp. Hannah has compiled a cookbook of the locals' favorite recipes, which are to be featured at the Christmas party at Lake Eden's community center. All the residents gather for a festive evening, including Martin Dubinski and his wife of two days, Brandi Wyen, a Las Vegas dancer who's decked out in a new fur coat and antique emerald ring. The couple provide much food for thought and speculation, especially for Martin's mother, ex-mother-in-law and ex-wife. Cleaning up after the dinner, Hannah notices her mother's silver cake knife is missing; soon after, she finds the knife stuck in the chest of the new Mrs. Dubinski, who's lying dead in the parking lot. With her sisters and friends, she goes into action to help Det. Mike Kingston solve the case.
I enjoyed this book, but I wished it was longer.. The recipes all looked great though :)
It was nice to see all the recipes that were mentioned in their cookbook in the story.
The thing I liked most about book is that it was different from the others in the series... the mystery took place all in one building.. from the crime to being solved the whole town was stuck at the party in the snow storm :)