Friday, March 9, 2018

My Nails and My Book Review - Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke


Title: Raspberry Danish Murder
Series: Hannah Swensen Mystery #22
Author: Joanne Fluke

Goodreads Summary: 
Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears . . .  
Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . .

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**
Well, it's an improvement over Banana Cream Pie Murder. The writing style is still very confusing. It started out with a juvenile style, then randomly switched to describing the death in detail, and went right back to juvenile. I'm still not sure who the target audience is at this point. Ignoring the weird writing, the mystery was pretty good. I am a little annoyed that it ended on another cliffhanger (but wow, that was a shocking one). Since cliffhangers were never used in the series until recently, could this be a ploy to try to keep readers?

My Manicure: Oh, this book made me miss fall in Minnesota (but definitely not winter). The fall colors there were absolutely beautiful. I know it takes place after the leaves have fallen, but I just had to base my manicure on fall leaves. I started out with Zoya Courtney topped with ILNP The Magician to give it a nice glow. The leaves were stamped with Bundle Monster H11 and Heart of Gold.



  1. This book is up next on my TBR pile.

    1. Oh, good. Can’t wait to read your review as well, Mark.