Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13)
Author: Joanne Fluke
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:
- Carrie and Earl are married. I’m in love with love.
- 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.
- Michelle’s breakfast recipes.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Hannah is Herb’s assistant again. Hannah wears the purple dress again. It felt like I was reading about the Tri-County Fair again.
- I knew who the killer was before the victim was killed. I’ve never experienced that before, so… first time! Where’s my prize?
- 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.