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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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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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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CINNAMON ROLL MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fluke wraps up her 16th recipe-studded entry sweetly but not neatly, leaving just enough loose ends to hint at a tasty sequel."
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. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fluke's latest puzzler boasts 25 recipes and even more surprises."
A cruise may be romantic for Lake Eden's Lutheran minister and his wife, but it's murder for Hannah Swensen (Gingerbread Cookie Murder, 2010, etc.) and her pals. Read full book review >

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CREAM PUFF MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"Despite its caloric restrictions, Fluke's 11th cozy is a tasty treat."
A new fitness regimen allows Hannah Swensen (Carrot Cake Murder, 2008, etc.) to exercise her ingenuity along with her abs when she finds a dead body in the local health club's Jacuzzi. Read full book review >

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SUGAR COOKIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"The 81 appended recipes (a record for the genre?) run the gamut from radish soup to candied pecans. The mystery is plainer fare, though Hannah still proves she's smarter than Mike gives her credit for."
Cookie-monger Hannah Swenson (Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, 2003, etc.) continues to juggle one career, two suitors, and assorted corpses in Fluke's latest confection. Read full book review >