Have You Heard About... Devil’s Food Cake Murder

… the delicious Hannah Swensen mysteries? Devil’s Food Cake Murder is the fourteenth in the “Mystery with Recipes” series* by Joanne Fluke.

Whether you’re a fan of light mysteries or easy cooking recipes, you’ll find this series a delight. Hannah Swensen is a fabulous baker and the owner of the Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota. With her Mom, sisters and numerous friends, she’s got her nose in someone else’s problems, when she’s not baking up her luscious desserts.

When Reverend Bob and his bride go off on their honeymoon and an old friend temporarily takes over the church duties, things just don’t seem right to Reverend Bob’s mom. Hannah’s two boyfriends-in-waiting, detective Mike and dentist Norman, are great guys who love Hannah very much, but they are having problems of their own. When Hannah is asked to check things out, the mystery begins. The ending has a big twist that will keep you impatiently waiting for the next book.

If this is the first time or the fourteenth time you’re reading this series, you know you’ll gain weight just by reading the recipes. I dare you to not try any of the easy recipes in these books. I highly recommend reading these books in order so as not to miss the goings on between Hannah and her two guys.

* The previous books in the series are Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Strawberry Shortcake Murder, Blueberry Muffin Murder, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Fudge Cupcake Murder, Sugar Cookie Murder, Peach Cobbler Murder, Cherry Cheesecake Murder, Key Lime Pie Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, Cream Puff Murder, Plum Pudding Murder, and Apple Turnover Murder.


Reviewed by Terry (staff)