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It’s a hot summer evening in Lake Eden, Minnesota—and the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel. Hannah Swensen’s famous Red Velvet cupcakes are being served in the new Red Velvet lounge. The party starts off with a bang with the arrival of Doctor Bev, who left town in shame after she two-timed her fiancé. But the gossip comes to a screeching halt when another partygoer takes a dive off the hotel’s rooftop garden. As the police investigate, the only one who isn’t preoccupied with the case is Doctor Bev. She’s too busy trying to stir things up with her old flame Norman, who’s reunited with Hannah. Just as Hannah’s patience with Bev runs thin, her rival is found dead at the bottom of Miller’s Pond. To everyone’s shock, Hannah is now the target of a murder investigation—and she’s feeling the heat in a way she never has before…
Joanne Fluke is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 15 Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Apple Turnover Murder, Cream Puff Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. She was recently honored by Romantic Times as a “Living Legend.” She has a test kitchen in her home where she creates all the recipes for her books. In that kitchen, Fluke has baked over 500,000 chocolate chip cookies for fans of her Hannah Swensen mysteries, not to mention countless pies, cakes, muffins and other sweets.
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