By Joanne Fluke

The USA Today Bestseller sure to fulfill Your candy Tooth!

Hannah Swensen has to confess existence is lovely candy. issues are going good within the romance division and her bakery's delectable confections are promoting as speedy as she will bake them. Even her friend Claire is head over heels together with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If in basic terms they can locate time to take their honeymoon!

When Bob's youth pal, Matthew Walters, involves city, it kind of feels like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a obdurate candy the teeth. because he is on sabbatical, Matthew is excited to fill in for Bob whereas he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It seems like the proper plan--until Hannah unearths Matthew face-down in a plate filled with Devil's nutrients Cake, a unmarried bullet in his head. it is going to take a few sleuthing to sift out the killer, yet Hannah is certain of 1 factor: even the main half-baked homicide plot should be oh so lethal. . .

Features over Ten Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar, together with purple Devil's foodstuff Cake and Carrot Oatmeal Muffins!

"Fans can be eagerly looking forward to the subsequent installment." --Booklist

"Joanne Fluke is the doyenne of lethal muffins together with her deliciously well known Hannah Swensen series." --Publishers Weekly

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Hannah stared at Grandma Knudson in shock. “You’re taking into account relationship back? ” “Good heavens, no! It’s simply that it'd be enjoyable to inform Pam Baxter that she was once correct. She was once the one that advised me I’d meet a tall, dark-haired stranger. ” “Of course,” Hannah acknowledged, remembering that Pam was once the instructor who’d dressed up in a fortune-teller dress on the final Jordan excessive carnival. “Did you may have your fortune informed, Hannah? ” “Yes. Pam informed me that i used to be going to come back into funds. ” “And you do on a daily basis on the Cookie Jar,” Grandma Knudson named Hannah’s bakery and low store on major highway. “Pam was once correct on your case. ” “But no longer in yours? ” “No. My challenge appears that there aren’t many strangers who come to Lake Eden and finish up on the parsonage. actually, I can’t be mindful the final stranger who got here to city and ended up right here. there have been extra strangers after we had the lodge, yet now ... ” “We’re again! ” a voice referred to as out, interrupting Grandma Knudson’s reminiscences. Hannah opened her mouth to name out a hi to Claire and Bob, yet she reconsidered. Had she heard Claire’s voice, or used to be it Jacob who’d imitated her back? “It’s Claire,” Grandma Knudson stated, responding to Hannah’s unstated query. “Jacob’s in his cage within the bed room, and Claire’s voice got here from the opposite finish of the home. ” “Here we are,” Bob introduced, entering into the parlor with Claire. They made an ideal couple. Bob’s darkish, wavy hair and durable physique trigger Claire’s blond, sylphlike attractiveness. “Hi, Hannah. ” “Hello, Bob. hello, Claire. ” Hannah couldn’t aid noticing that they have been maintaining arms. not just that, they have been either smiling, they usually appeared supremely satisfied. in fact smiling and searching supremely satisfied wasn’t all that strange for newlyweds. Bob and Claire had married on New Year’s Eve and this used to be simply the 1st week in February. “Where’s my shock? ” Grandma Knudson demanded of her grandson. “Hannah and i've been on pins and needles attempting to bet what it's. ” “What used to be your wager? ” Claire requested Hannah. “I didn’t have the foggiest inspiration. Grandma Knudson did, although. She instructed me it was once most likely espresso ice cream, pickled herring, or ring bologna. ” “It’s now not any of those,” Bob acknowledged with amusing. “Try one other wager, Grandma. ” “If it’s now not these, then it needs to be a tall, dark-haired stranger! ” “What? ” Bob checked out her in shock. “Don’t glance so stunned. Pam Baxter advised me I’d meet a tall, dark-haired stranger on the final university carnival and ... Oh goodness gracious! There he's! ” “It feels like Pam Baxter used to be right,” the stranger stated, crossing the room to offer Grandson Knudson a massive hug. bankruptcy “I by no means may have well-known you in 1000000 years! ” Grandma Knudson acknowledged, attaining out to provide the stranger who wasn’t a stranger a pat at the cheek. the fellow laughed. “I’m no longer stunned. I’ve replaced much on account that highschool. much less hair, extra physique fats, and I’d prefer to imagine a much bigger mind. ” “Well, it’s simply brilliant that you just stopped the following to determine me! ” Grandma Knudson became to Hannah.

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