Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:
Double Fudge Brownie Murder
Hannah Swensen #18
by Joanna Fluke
02 . 24 . 15
Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama–especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder. . .
Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She’s eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel–and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie.
Why I am waiting…
So, interestlingly enough back in 2013 I saw a post by someone who was Waiting On a Hannah Swensen novel. It looks intriguing…bright colored covers, mysteries, and who DOESN’T love cookies?! I picked up the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, and was hooked. And not just on the books, the recipes are pretty great too. This series has everything from an over bearing mother, co-conspirator sister, crazy cats, a love triangle, small town shenanigans, sweets and murder.
After book 16 and change (there were some “.5s” in there) the formula was getting a bit repetitive. However, Fluke really shook things up in book 17 and I cannot wait to see how it plays out in this book.
Also — I always look forward to the new recipes.
Note: If you do try some of the recipes, which I would definitely recommend, make sure to pay attention to how many cookies or desserts they make and maybe cut the recipe in half. So many cookies!