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Candy Cane Murder pdf Candy Cane Murder, ebook Candy Cane Murder, epub Candy Cane Murder, doc Candy Cane Murder, e-pub Candy Cane Murder, Candy Cane Murder 2a24a829114 Tis The Season For Trimming The Tree, Caroling, Baking Cookies, And Curling Up By The Yuletide Waiting For Santa To Drop Down The Chimney But In This Festive Collection Of Holiday Whodunits, Murder Is Also Paying A Visit Candy Cane Murder By Joanne Fluke Bakery Owner Hannah Swensen Feels A Little Stuffed In Her Elf Costume But It S Too Late To Count Calories Lake Eden S Annual Christmas Gala Is Upon Her And Eager Children Are Waiting Wayne Bergstrom, Owner Of Bergstrom S Department Store, Happily Ho Ho Hos His Way Through The Festivities In His Santa Suit But When A Trail Of Candy Canes Leads To His Corpse In A Snow Bank, Hannah Must Find Kris Kringle S Killer The Dangers Of Candy Canes By Laura Levine When A Wealthy Suburbanite Takes A Lethal Tumble Off His Roof While Installing A Giant Candy Cane, The Roofing Contractor Being Held Responsible For Murder Asks Freelance Writer Jaine Austen To Investigate But Solving This Untimely Holiday Death Means Delving Into The Cutthroat Christmas Decorating Wars Among Scheming Neighbors With Dirty Secrets In Their Stocking It Takes A Fruitcake Hiding A Weapon And A Stunning Confrontation To Expose The Mastermind Of This Holiday Murder Candy Canes Of Christmas Past By Leslie Meier Twenty Some Years Ago, Lucy Stone Arrived In Tinker Cove, Maine, And Discovered Her Knack For Solving Mysteries When She Met Miss Tilly, The Town Librarian, Whose Mother Took A Fatal Fall Down The Basement Stairs One Christmas Eve The Accident Left A Cloud Of Suspicion On Miss Tilly S Father And A Slew Of Other Suspects The Only Clue Was A Glass Candy Cane Found Smashed To Bits By The Victim S Body Now Lucy Must Learn The Mystery Of The Glass Candy Cane As She Unlocks The Doors Of Christmas Past, Exposing Secrets, Scandal, And A Killer Who Got Away With Murder Whether A Gift For Yourself Or That Special Someone On Your List, There S No Better Way To Spend The Holidays Than With These Tantalizing Mysteries Of Murder Includes Over Scrumptious Holiday Recipes Santa Gets Bludgeoned, Neighbors Knock Neighbors Off Their Light Festooned Roofs And Householders Nearly Blow Themselves Into Next Year Cooking Yule Dinner In This Triple Decker Helping Of Holiday Cheer Fluke Gives Her Regular Sleuth The Starring Role In The Saga Of Santa S Sad Demise Hannah Swenson Finds Skinflint Department Store Magnate Wayne Bergstrom With His Neck Broken After Playing St Nick At The Lake Eden Inn S Gala Even Her Boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, Knows Hannah S Going To Investigate, Although He Tells Her For The Record To Leave It To The Professionals Levine S Jaine Austen, A Freelance Writer Who Can Resist Anything But Temptation, Is In A Holiday Tizzy Trying To Clear Seymour Fiedler, Proud Proprietor Of Fiedler On The Roof Roofers, Of The Charge That He Doctored The Roofing Tiles That Led To Irascible Garth Janken S Untimely Demise And Meier Takes Lucy Stone Back In Time, As Christmas With Her Grandson Patrick Reminds Her Of Her First Christmas In Tinker S Cove Their House On Red Top Road Was A Mess, She Was Pregnant With Her Second Child And Her Husband Bill Tried To Fix The Pilot Light On Their Cantankerous Stove, Causing An Explosion That Burned His Arms When Librarian Julia Tilley Comes To Her Rescue, Lucy In Return Tackles The Mysterious Death Of Miss Tilley S Mother

10 thoughts on “Candy Cane Murder

  1. says:

    3 stars to Joanne Fluke s Candy Cane Murder, a short novella edition for the holidays between books 9 and 10 of the Hannah Swensen mystery series Given this is only 100 pages, and just a teaser in between full length books, I adjusted my expectations, but it still fell a little short for me I ll keep reading the series, but nothing really changes in the overall series with this book, so if you skip it, not a huge deal.StoryHannah s preparing for Christmas in Lake Eden by volunteering as an elf to help the local department store owner who is playing Santa Claus this season Unfortunately, he s a bit of a tightwad who rubs some of his employees and the villagers the wrong way After the mall s Christmas party, Hannah finds him face down on the corner of the street in his Santa suit It s the tenth body she s found in about two years yikes, stay away from her , but still gives her the frights Is it his new younger wife Her friendly brother An angry employee Or someone else with a grudge Hannah dives into the investigation behind Mike s back and finds herself right in the middle of mayhem Of course she survives, but the fun along the way keeps readers in suspense in between her normal shenanigans.StrengthsBy keeping the count of characters smaller, we are treated to in depth relationships among Hannah s sisters and boyfriends yes, she has a few The plot has subtle humor and it gives readers readers something to noodle over among the villagers we ve come to know and love And there are good recipes SuggestionsIt was rushed and Hannah didn t even pretend to let the police track the killer It felt too much like writing a long short story to keep fans entertained rather than release a full length complex story that would make them wait a few extra months It took me less than 90 minutes and while I was entertained, it was too basic.Final ThoughtsIf you re just looking to read about Hannah and don t need a lot of substance in your mystery, then jump on in but if you want intrigue and complexity and a big ole candy cane to chew on, don t expect much Worth the read because Hannah is just a fun character, but go in with your eyes open.

  2. says:

    I read the Joanne Fluke s christmas novella because I m an addict and a completist In this short novella, Hannah is still torn between her two suitors it s time Fluke puts an end to this triangle , solves who murdered Santa, captures and nets the murderer all under 130 pages There are way too much recipes for such a short novella but they sound yummy especially the candy cane bars but yummy recipes do not make a plot This relied too much on the telling and well known tricks of the series, like the early, early morning phone call from Dolores Hannah s mother and Moishe s her cat to the call The overweight inner monologue, the snooping into bathrooms Nothing original, nothing new This series has almost jumped the shark for me I have the last published one Carrot Cake murder in my to read pile We ll see if I keep with it.

  3. says:

    I love Christmas, cookies, and candy canes This book was so much fun I only read the Hannah Swensen story since I m read them in order, but it was great and it was one of the best mysteries that Hannah has been tied up in Dead Santa, a trail of candy canes, and delicious cookie recipes makes for a great novel

  4. says:

    Candy Cane Murder was another enjoyable holiday read that I found hard to put down Fluke delivers another delightful tale full of mentions of delicious desserts, a good mystery, and another holiday adventure for Hannah Swensen I find myself really enjoying this series the of them I read, and Candy Cane Murder was another wonderful addition to the series The Danger of Candy Canes was another great read that had me laughing out loud in some parts because Jaine gets herself into quite a few odd situations I am going to definitely have to check out books in this series Candy Canes of Christmas Past took the unusual road by telling the story of a Christmas past when Lucy, Bill, and little Toby spent their first Christmas in Tinker s Cove I really enjoyed reading how Lucy met her neighbors and friends as well as how the true meaning of Christmas was felt just when Lucy and Bill were at their wit s end The Lucy Stone mysteries are becoming a favorite series of mine, and I am looking forward to reading of them Overall Candy Cane Murder was a great holiday read that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable holiday cozy to check out.

  5. says:

    I picked up this book to read as it was the next book in the Hannah Swensen series That is not the story that got the rating This book is a collection of 3 shortish stories The first is the Hannah Swensen story that I choose it for The story is good but if you have read any of the other stories in the series I need say no I enjoyed it and would have given it 3 stars Great continuation but nothing that I did not expect.The second story which is part of the Janie Austen series I did not enjoy at all I just could not connect with it at all The third story I really enjoyed I loved the characters and felt the situations were very realistic I found Candy Canes of Christmas Past by Leslie Meier to be a fantastic introduction to her series I did not feel lost by not knowing any of the characters and loved the progression of the story The murder mystery of the story was an interesting twist and the end was fantastic This series is going on my tbr list right near the top.

  6. says:

    This book is actually three stories The first, Candy Cane Murder, was typical Joanne Fluke Hannah Swensen murder mystery Good but not great Not a lot to say about it.The second, The Dangers of Candy Canes, was horrible HORRIBLE Jaine may be the least likable character of any book I ve ever read 1 Elastic waist jeans 2 Self deprecating humor 3 No regard for ethics or law 4 Immature beyond belief 5 Unbelievable cat character with stupid name If you read this book, I d recommend skipping this story HORRIBLE.The third story, Candy Canes of Christmas Past, was screaming Hallmark movie of the week It was a sweet little story but the mystery aspect was very disappointing It s like the author eliminated the majority of suspects and then thought, crap, who did it so she quickly made up a solution that really felt like a cop out to me.

  7. says:

    3.5 Christmas fluff.The perfect book for this time of year, with stories from three cozy writers Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier The first time I read this book, I remember liking the stories enough to buy books from Levine s and Meier s cozy series, but sadly, they didn t have the same charm Maybe there s just something about Christmas.Fluke s offering is as familiar as that snuggly old sweater Mike, the cop, is always coming around to Hannah s apartment at night expecting to be fed Norman is pretty much at her beck and call and way too good for her, and her mother, sisters, and niece are as annoying as usual Once again, Fluke uses a dude s death as an excuse to abandon her business entirely, and try a bunch of recipes which she gives away for free It s Christmas, people Suspension of disbelief is key.Levine s story is fun and mildly amusing The tale of an underemployed freelance writer who finds herself writing jingles for plumbers and solving mysteries on the side to make ends meet when she s not eating everything in sight.Meier s, which I remember loving when I first read it, has plot holes big enough for Santa to drive his Cadillac through view spoiler The protagonist s new friend, Miss Tilley who is the town librarian, of all things wants Lucy to find out who killed her mother At the very end of the story, Lucy stumbles on the solution, not through clever sleuthing, but by chance, as her husband gave her a true crime book for Christmas One of the murderers depicted in the book was a serial killing nurse, who also happened to be looking after Miss Tilley s mother when the mother died So, you re telling me that in a small town where people still gossip about minor scandals fifty years later, no one would be talking about a serial killer a female serial killer, no less who used to live and work there Neither Miss Tilley s father, a JUDGE, or Miss Tilley the librarian, would have put two and two together after all these years hide spoiler

  8. says:

    Usually I m not all that excited by the short stories novellas in the Hannah Swensen universe, but this one worked It felt like a real story rather Where some of the short stories don t have real murders, this one did And the killer made sense and it was someone I d thought of as a possible suspect though the method was a bit of a surprise.

  9. says:

    Like many people, I picked this up for the Joanne Fluke entry The theme of this anthology is candy canes All three stories must have candy canes as a central theme In Fluke s story a stingy Santa leaves a trail of mini candy canes that only Hannah and her sisters can follow when Hannah stumbles over the Santa dead in the parking lot after a Christmas celebration Add in some delicious recipes and you have a mini mystery that has everything you ve come to expect from a Hannah Swensen story The second story was by Laura Levine Her heroine is Jaine Austen Jaine has a disgruntled cat, Prozac, and she s a jack of all trades writer In her spare time she investigates One of her clients asks her to investigate the death of one of his clients since it appears as though it is his fault Jaine is not particularly likable She s a bit too self absorbed I kept hoping for recipes because she talks about food constantly No such luck But the mystery itself was well executed.The third story, by Leslie Meier, was the stand out Lucy Stone takes us on a flashback to 1983 to when she and her her husband and son had recently moved to Maine She made friends with the librarian and ended up giving her a give of a glass candy cane which in turn brought up the fact that the librarian s mother was found dead with a shattered glass candy cane And thus begins Lucy s first case and as a result she got to really meet the town and vice versa.

  10. says:

    I love mystery who dunnit stories I love good ones, I love cheesy ones, there s even a fine art to the really bad ones Joanne Fluke has created a series based upon the idea that a small Minnesota cookie baker solves crime in her spare time Well, becausewho doesn t The other hook is that the books contain the recipes for whatever dessert are being discussed So I thought to myself..I like cooking I like murder mysteries Two great thingsI wonder if they go great together Sadly, much like some of the recipes in the bookit is a bit discombobulated Also, the recipes read like a how to on product placement Use X brand I use brand Z I dunno, perhaps my high hopes were just too much for the delivered experience.

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