Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cozy Mystery of the Month Devil's Food Cake by Joanne Fluke

Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14)
Devil's Food Cake by Joanne Fluke

From Goodreads.com:Hannah Swensen has to admit that her life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling almost as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is on Cloud Nine, head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon!
When Bob's childhood friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he's on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan--until Hannah finds Matthew in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil's Food Cake, a single bullet in his head.
Determined to find out who killed Matthew, Hannah starts asking questions--and discovers that the good Reverend wasn't quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. But could the gold Sacagawea coins in Sunday's collection plate hold the key to solving the crime? Or is the murder connected to that big jewel heist out in Minneapolis? Is it possible that Matthew's love of chocolate somehow led to his downfall? It will take some more digging to find out, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be oh so deadly. . .

My Take:  I started this book in April and then stopped reading it for some reason and just picked it back up last week.  Once I got back into the story it was an easy read.  I enjoyed this book more than the last one and with the bombshell that was dropped at the end of the book I look forward to the next one in the series.  I keep telling myself that I will make the wonderful sounding recipes in these books.  One of these days I will.  Definately glad I picke this book back up.

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