Friday, January 27, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder [Review]

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

#4 in Series
349 Pages [Ebook]
Published Jan 2003

Every Friday is Pie Day at The Cookie Jar coffee shop and bakery. One such Friday, lemon meringue pie is the featured dish. Hannah, an expert baker and dedicated amateur sleuth, is saddened when one of her luscious pies is left practically untouched. And when her mother -- rooting about for antiques for her own shop -- finds a body in the basement of the house Hannah's boyfriend is knocking down to make room for their dream house, Hannah is devastated to discover that her mostly uneaten meringue was part of the murder victim's last meal. Given the location of the corpse, everyone in town seems to feel that Hannah has a vested interest in the case. Even her sexy ex-boyfriend, a local cop, thinks it's better for Hannah to look into things than to continue allowing her mother to stir things up in his investigation. Struggling against the temptation to cheat on her new diet, Hannah takes the case as a welcome distraction and soon discovers that counterfeit cash and a clandestine affair are just two of the dangerous ingredients she's got to contend with.

My Thoughts:
This one started out a little slower than the other 3, but it was still just as fantastic.

I think I've finally settled on Norman over Mike and I'm hoping that in Book 5, Hannah will finally choose between the two.

I loved the addition of Michelle's character - she is like a young Hannah and I love that :)

Recipes included in this book: Almond Kisses, Cinnamon Crisps, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Lemon Meringue Pie, Mystery Cookies, Orange Snaps, Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cookie Bars, Praline Charlottes, and Walnuttoes

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1 comment:

Heather said...

This sounds like such a good series!