I have this thing about books where the author can incorporate food and recipes; I don't really know why unless it's because it gives me a built in excuse to snack. I mean, how can anyone resist nibbling a cookie or two when a character is forever mentioning luscious goodies... Especially desserts of any kind! LOL
Anyway, I enjoyed this one; it's a nice light read and the characters are relatable. I especially enjoy the interaction between Hannah and her sister, Andrea. This is the second book in her Hannah Swensen Mystery series; I'm on the waiting list for the first one, The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. (Its got to have a chocolate chip cookie recipe in it, right? I'm of the opinion you can never ever have too many of those recipes to try out! )
Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Cookie entrepreneur Hannah Swensen is recruited to judge the first annual Hartland Flour Dessert Bake-off, which she anticipates will be good advertising for her already popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. But she gets more than she bargained for when she becomes embroiled in a bittersweet murder. The victims are not Lake Eden's finest; one is a wife abuser and the other is a snippety blackmailer, but the town is small, concern is rampant, and Hannah is curious. She and her sister Andrea begin sleuthing to prevent their friend (the wife of the first victim) from being accused of a crime she did not commit.