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Cinnamon roll murder
Publication Information:
Solon, OH : Findaway World, LLC ; Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2012]
Physical Description:
1 sound media player (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Title from Playaway label.

Previously released by Recorded Books, p2012.

"Playaway. The all-in-one audiobook"--Container.

Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.

In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones, AAA battery and lanyard.
When Hannah learns that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town.
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Author Notes

Joanne Fluke was born in Swanville, Minnesota in 1943. While pursuing her writing career, she worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, and half of a screenwriting team with her husband.

She writes the Hannah Swensen Mystery series which includes original family recipes for baking. Her other works include The Stepchild, Vengeance Is Mine, Video Kill, Dead Giveaway, and Deadly Memories. In 2014, her title's Blackberry Pie Murder and Double Fudge Brownie Murder made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Fluke's 16th installment in her bestselling Hannah Swensen series finds the smalltown baker turned sleuth investigating the murder of a member of a jazz band called Cinnamon Roll Six. As the investigation proceeds, Hannah discovers that her own life and relationships are somehow tied to the case. Narrator Suzanne Toren turns in a fun, engaging performance that captures both the essence of Fluke's characters and the spirit of this cozy mystery. Additionally, Toren ably reads the book's corresponding recipes after the novel's conclusion-which will please fans of the series-leaving listeners entertained, but feeling as if they've just gained five pounds. A Kensington hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Review

A bus crash diverts cookie maven Hannah Swenson (Devil's Food Cake Murder, 2011, etc.) at least momentarily from the train wreck of her love life. Hannah had been looking forward to hearing the Cinnamon Roll Six perform live at the Lake Eden Inn during innkeepers Sally and Dick Laughlin's first-ever jazz weekend. Too bad the group's tour bus wiped out on one of the icy roads Minnesotans routinely navigate in April. The driver is dead at the scene, but Hannah and her youngest sister Michelle help paramedics load the injured musicians onto an ambulance. Still, only five of the six survive their hospital stay. Keyboardist Buddy Neiman dies, not from his relatively minor injuries but from a pair of surgical scissors plunged into his chest. So Hannah, still reeling from her breakup with Norman Rhodes, who plans to marry his fellow dentist Bev Thorndike in two weeks, seeks solace in Lake Eden's newest murder. She soon tracks Buddy's roots back to the Seattle jazz scene. But her investigation really starts to cook when she discovers that Dr. Bev has a Seattle connection too. Suddenly it's not clear whether Hannah is trying to forget Norman or win him back. With sisters Michelle and Andrea at her side and mother Delores at her back, Hannah discovers that once she's on the trail, there aren't enough Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars in the world to stop her from seeing justice done. Fluke wraps up her 16th recipe-studded entry sweetly but not neatly, leaving just enough loose ends to hint at a tasty sequel.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

The bus driver for the Cinnamon Roll Six band is dead in an icy traffic pileup in Lake Eden, Minnesota, but the band members have only minor injuries. Then keyboard player Buddy Neiman is found stabbed to death in the hospital, and Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and owner of the Cookie Jar Bakery, begins to investigate. Meanwhile, Hannah is still reeling after Norman, one of her two love interests, announced his engagement to Beverly, prompting Hannah's friends to encourage her to look into Beverly's past. Fans of this wildly popular series, now in its fifteenth installment, will not be disappointed with the 22 recipes included here, led by Sinco de Cocoa Cookies. Still, after such a long run, series readers may be rolling their eyes a bit at Hannah and sister Michelle's willingness to drop everything and cook for anyone who turns up. All in all, though, Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans, who may also want to sample Jessica Beck's Donut Shop Mysteries.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2010 Booklist

Library Journal Review

The delectable duo of cookie baker-cum- amateur sleuth Hannah Swensen and narrator Suzanne Toren return with another scrumptious murder. When the keyboardist for the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band is murdered practically right under her mother's nose, Hannah knows that she had better solve this case fast. Meanwhile, the marriage of her ex-boyfriend Norman Rhodes and Doc Bev is imminent, and people are coming out of the woodwork begging Hannah to stop it. Toren's calm demeanor reflects Hannah's lack of alarm over dead bodies. Imagining Norman married to that scheming, cat-hating dentist leaves Hannah less sanguine. VERDICT Toren wears the denizens of Lake Eden so comfortably, it's difficult to remember that they are fictional. The delectable recipes would really work better as a PDF accompanying the CDs, but at least Toren's voice has no calories. [The Kensington hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Birmingham, AL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.