Key Lime Pie Murder – thoughts after reading

Key Lime Pie Murder

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington

Edition: Hardcover

Key Lime Pie Murder, the ninth book in the Hannah Swensen series, is centered around the murder of one of Hannah’s friends, a fellow judge at the Tri-County fair. Hannah is looking for answers, but finds herself asking more questions when she realizes that there was more to her friend’s past than she had revealed.


  • I’ve become such a huge fan of this series and it’s characters, which I hadn’t expected after how little I cared for the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder.
  • Delores has to be writing a book.
  • Also, why is Delores one of my favorite characters? Is it because she isn’t calling me before sunrise?
  • If/when Hannah chooses Mike over Norman (as I’m sure she will), I’m going into mourning.
  • Will my husband and parents stop associating with me if I get, “Dentists Over Detectives” permanently placed on my forehead? Stay tuned.
  • Readers usually root for the amateur sleuth to discover who the killer is, but the only thing that I was rooting for Hannah to discover was the taste of a deep-fried candy bar. Spoiler alert: we all get our way in this one.
  • Hannah’s luck (or lack of) gets her into situations that are so unfortunate, but so funny. Time and time again, her character is too relatable.
  • One of Joanne Fluke’s best characters, Moishe, wasn’t himself in this one, and I missed the always hungry, always scheming feline.
  • I don’t stop to read each ingredient or step in the recipes that are listed throughout these books, but I do tend to read Hannah’s Notes, and I’ve learned a thing or two about baking. If it’s true that we learn something new everyday, I’d prefer my something to revolve around easier/tastier ways to exceed my daily calorie limit.
  • If things had gone as planned, I’d be caught up and currently reading the newest book, Christmas Cake Murder, but here we are. Things didn’t go as planned, but I’m still having a good time.
  • Hopefully, I will be caught up in time for the next one, Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, which will be released in February. Until then, let’s pretend that I’m not a relatively new fan who has abandoned all of her responsibilities in a desperate attempt to catch up.
  • Can you be homesick for a place that doesn’t exist? This is fiction, people, but for a fiction fan, that’s as close to real life as it gets.

Rating: 4/5