Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Book Review: "Key Lime Murder" by Joann Fluke
It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the Tri-County fair, she's also judging the baking contest; acting as a magician's assistant for her business partner's husband; trying to coax Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to end his hunger strike, an... more »d performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters.
With so much on her plate, it's no wonder Hannah finds herself on the midway only moments before the fair closes for the night. After hearing a suspicious thump, she goes snooping -- only to discover Willa Sunquist, a student teacher and fellow bake contestant judge, dead alongside an upended key lime pie. But who would want to kill Willa and why?
Now Hannah needs to crank up the heat, hoping that Willa's killer will get rattled and make a mistake. If that happens, she intends to be there, even if it means getting on a carnival ride that could very well be her last...
This is the 9th in the Hannah Swensen series. I started reading this series when it seemed I needed something to tide me over in between my "Stephanie Plum" addiction. =) This series is a good series to do that with. It is a good series - I can go a few months in between reading thise, but I still enjoy them a lot.
Just like the Stephanie Plum series, Hannah likes two men. She goes back and forth on who she likes, but hasn't made a decision. To some, that is a turn off. I am used it it after 19 Stephanie Plum books.
This book takes place in the summer time during fair season, so there are a lot of yummy recipes in this book.
As usual I could not figure out 'who dun it.' It was a book that was hard to put down becauses I wasn't sure what would happen next.
If you like mysteries (not gory) - give these a try.