Search Results: "Joanne Fluke"


BOOK REVIEW

FLUKE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Smooth as a piña colada, and just about as substantial. Still: let Moore be Moore, and he will show you a good time."
The culture of cetacean research is cheerfully lampooned in this antic seventh novel from the Tom Robbins/Douglas Adams-like author of Lamb (2002) and other gag-filled romps. Read full book review >

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FLUKE by Martin Blinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An easy, pleasurable debut crying out movie, movie, movie."
Psychiatrist and law professor Blinder debuts with the tale of Warren Harding's last decade or so—often in the voice of Nan Britton, a young, devoted, beloved mistress. Read full book review >

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FLUKE by Joseph Mazur
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2016

"The best update of Darrell Huff's classic How to Lie with Statistics (1954) remains Gary Smith's Standard Deviations (2014), but readers willing to work will find that Mazur acquits himself quite well."
A mathematics romp through amazing coincidences that proves, naturally, that they are not amazing at all. Read full book review >

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CARROT CAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Like the Swanville Funeral Committee's famous hot dish (recipe included, along with 20 others), Fluke's tenth uses only familiar ingredients and makes a really big serving."
A family reunion turns deadly when a long-lost brother suddenly returns to bucolic Lake Eden. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"In all: a modestly entertaining debut with some delectable recipes as a bonus."
Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, has a better excuse than most of fiction's lady sleuths to excuse her nosiness: her sister Andrea's husband Bill Todd is deputy sheriff for the county and Hannah tirelessly maintains that she's helping him. Read full book review >

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RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Even when she's in pantyhose, Hannah's grit and quick thinking once more save the day."
All of Lake Eden is agog when the police chief's secretary takes a tumble from the penthouse of a condo complex. Read full book review >

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PEACH COBBLER MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Although she ties up false leads a little too quickly, Hannah's sixth—even without the 14 recipes—would be her tastiest yet."
Trouble brews along with decaf when the poisonous Quinn sisters open a bakery across the street from The Cookie Jar. Read full book review >

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BANANA CREAM PIE MURDER  by Joanne Fluke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Baking maven Fluke wants to have her cake and eat it too. Grafting Hannah's new relationship with Ross onto her lingering attachment to two previous boyfriends, her family of origin, her business, and the rest of the Lake Eden crew leaves precious little room for mystery."
Newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton (Wedding Cake Murder, 2016, etc.) is disconcerted to find that her husband Ross' favorite dessert is a clue in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Hannah's love life has gotten so complicated that the mystery seems a mere afterthought. Twenty-eight recipes provide further competition."
A trip to Las Vegas brings an unexpected twist to Hannah Swensen's love life. Read full book review >

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2001

"Fluke's small deviations from formula are laudable, but not enough to counterbalance her draggy pace and clumsy clueing."
After what she promised her anxious mother would be her one and only foray into crime-solving, Hannah Swenson (Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, 2000) is ready to return to relative obscurity as proprietor of The Cookie Jar, the favorite spot for coffee-and-whatever in Lake Eden, Minnesota. Read full book review >

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WEDDING CAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Since the interplay between Hannah and Ross has even less sex appeal than the Baking Conversion Chart at the end of the volume, any interest in whether they do finally get hitched is strictly pro forma. At least there are 22 recipes."
Even in the world of desserts, competition can be murder, as Hannah Swensen discovers on the eve of her nuptials. Read full book review >