Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

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The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake shop, The Cookie Jar. . .

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

Hannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just bought a house from local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to tear down in order to build the dream home he and Hannah designed. It seems the plan has been cooking for quite some time, and Hannah's shocked. Especially since her ring finger is still very much bare. . .

The good news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down house is full of antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mother first dibs. They uncover some gorgeous old furniture, a patchwork quilt. . .and Rhonda Scharf's dead body. A little more sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two--and one of The Cookie Jar's famous lemon meringue pies. Now it's up to Hannah to turn up the heat--and get busy tracking down clues. Starting in her very own kitchen. . .

Includes nine original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!

"Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and other treats, presented with helpful procedural hints, are an extra bonus." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2003.
ISBN: 9780758285287
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Fluke Joanne 2003
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,22 cm.


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List - Summer Cozy Mysteries
JCLJessecaB May 30, 2018

After purchasing a new home and finding the previous owner suddenly and mysteriously deceased, Hannah Swenson determines to solve the mystery. A little sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two - and one of The Cookie Jar's famous lemon meringue pies. Now it's up ... Read More »

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Nov 03, 2012

Previous comments of "easy" and "cheesy" sum it up well :-) It's not bad at all, it's certainly not literature, it's just the thing if you're in the mood for this sort of thing. I did not try any recipes.

Feb 16, 2012

This is a series of books that centre around Hannah who is a baker. The stories are about murder, however, it is very light. Alot of humor. And the best part is, you get all kinds of cookie recipes, many of them I have tried and are really good. The endings are usually a little cheesy, but still worth the read.

hermlou Oct 18, 2010

A light mystery with several recipes, mostly of cookies with lots of butter. Hannah Swensen owns The Cookie Jar in a small town in Minnesota, and she helps her boyfriend Mike solve a murder. Humor is provided by her mother's efforts to get her married and by her battle with her cat over a down pillow. Plot is well done, and the small town atmosphere is delightful. This is the first I've read of this series, and I'll read another when I'm in the mood for something easy.


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