Apple Turnover Murder – thoughts after reading

Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13)

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington

While Hannah acts as Herb’s magician’s assistant in a local talent show, a killer lurks behind the scenes. In between acts, Bradford Ramsey is stabbed, leaving Hannah as a suspect.


It’s no secret that I love Hannah Swensen Mysteries. They’re some of my favorites, and I always look forward to reading them. That being said, this one didn’t do it for me. I didn’t care for Apple Turnover Murder, but that’s okay. I’m loyal.

I can’t rave about this book, and that makes me sad. I love praising cozy mysteries. Seriously, I like them more than I like most things. Can you hear my dramatic sigh?

What I did like about Apple Turnover Murder:

  1. Carrie and Earl are married. I’m in love with love.
  2. Moishe and Cuddles. One cat is enough for me, but two cats? Cuddling? Are you trying to kill me? I would die for these babies.
  3. Michelle’s breakfast recipes.
  4. Dillon. Herb and Lisa’s dog saves Hannah’s life. A good boy? No. The best boy.

What I didn’t like about Apple Turnover Murder:

  1. Norman. I’m always rooting for him. He’s usually the best, and I still love him, because like I’ve said, it’s the law. However, he’s not himself in this book. I love him, but I don’t like him. It’s not me, it’s him? You get it.
  2. The dessert recipes didn’t interest me. I have the biggest sweet tooth, and I still didn’t care or look into making any of the cookies or turnovers. Maybe that’s a good thing for my health and wellbeing, but I feel like complaining.
  3. Hannah is Herb’s assistant again. Hannah wears the purple dress again. It felt like I was reading about the Tri-County Fair again.
  4. I knew who the killer was before the victim was killed. I’ve never experienced that before, so… first time! Where’s my prize?
  5. This one dragged for me. I feel like a traitor.

I’ll still be reading the next book, Devil’s Food Cake Murder (I’m starting it right now), along with the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5

3 thoughts on “Apple Turnover Murder – thoughts after reading

  1. I often read the recipes as I was curious how easy it would be to make them GF. I finally realized that most were to large and expensive for an average family. I did find a few that I could make GF fairly easy. I gave all my copies to a friend who loves to cook. I am sure she enjoyed them.

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