Hannah and the occupants of Lake Eden are preparing for the annual Winter Carnival. For this year’s Winter Carnival they have a special guest, lifestyle and cooking extraordinaire, Connie Mac, who is making the official Winter Carnival cake. However, Connie Mac isn’t as sweet as she first seems. In fact she is quite the diva with the knack of annoying those around her. It’s no surprise when she is found dead. However she’s found dead in Hannah’s baker, The Cookie Jar, and if Hannah hopes to keep her business open she will need to find the murderer and quick.
The Hannah Swensen mysteries is a long running series, with the 18th book due out in February, 2013. Since I like to read my mysteries in order, I started this series at the beginning and I’ve now finished the third book. From what I’ve read so far I’m really loving this series. Hannah and Lisa run The Cookie Jar and the recipes provided in these mysteries are so delicious.
I liked the mystery contained in Blueberry Muffin Murder. Connie Mac was disliked by so many people, including her own husband, and Hannah and her sister, Andrea, certainly have a long list of suspects. I did guess the murderer, but not long before Hannah and Andrea did. More than just the murder, I liked the gossip and happenings around Lake Eden. It’s such a fascinating small town, with lots of gossip and I’m definitely looking forward to taking a trip back to Lake Eden again soon.
With the “romance” going on in Hannah’s life, I really recommend reading this series in order. Hannah’s love life is getting really interesting between the cop, Mike, and dentist, Norman, and I’m looking forward to seeing what direction it will go in next.