Monday, March 9, 2009
Key Lime Pie Murder
Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke is the book I read for March's book club meeting. It is one of eleven Hannah Swensen books that Fluke (who grew up in Swanville) has written, but I think that they don't necessarily have to be read in order because this is number 9 and references to stories before this one were almost nonexistent. This book takes place in a small, fictional town in Minnesota. Hannah is the owner of a bakery and somehow gets involved in trying to solve the most recent murder case that happens during the county fair. Although I thought it took a long time (over 100 pages) to get to the murder, there was plenty after that to keep you guessing. One other positive thing about the story is there was not bad language and nothing overly graphic that made you want to quit reading. A unique thing about this book is that at the end of every few chapters there is a recipe for one of the foods mentioned. Most of them are dessert recipes, but there is also one for popovers as well as an egg bake. If it was summer I might have been tempted to try the recipe for key lime pie. Anyone else read any of these?