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Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries, Book 12)

A perfectly cosy mystery for Christmas

By Joanne Fluke

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In Plum Pudding Murder, Joanne Fluke weaves a charming Hannah Swensen mystery amidst the Christmas snow.

The holidays bring more than just festive cheer...

Hannah Swensen investigates a murder amidst Christmas celebrations in Joanne Fluke's Plum Pudding Murder. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Cindy Bell.

'Readers can't help but love Lake Eden and its warm and welcoming inhabitants' - RT Book Review

The busiest time of year for Lake Eden's best-loved bakery also happens to be the most wonderful time for Christmas cookies, Hannah Swensen's special plum pudding - and romance! Hannah is busy as can be, and loving 'Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot', the carnival taking place on the village green.
Things soon turn sour, however, when Hannah discovers Larry dead as a doornail in his own office... It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal. With suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time in her bid to nab a murderous Scrooge who would rather she didn't see in the New Year...

What readers are saying about the Hannah Swensen mysteries:

'What more could you want from a cosy crime novel?'

'These books are an equal mix of charm and mystery'

'A homely series that harks back to the novels of Agatha Christie'

Biographical Notes

Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Like her much-loved series character, Hannah Swensen, Joanne was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in sunny Southern California. She is currently at work on her next Hannah Swensen mystery and loves to hear from her readers. You can contact Joanne at Gr8Clues@aol.com, or by visiting her website at www.joannefluke.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781472221490
  • Publication date: 12 Feb 2015
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Praise for Joanne Fluke: Readers can't help but love Lake Eden and its warm and welcoming inhabitants — RT Book Review
A clever and delicious treat for Christmas — Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans — Booklist
A delightful confection — Library Journal
Fun... a delightful mystery — Times Record News
Yummy... Fluke has developed a charming supporting cast who all feel like friends by the time the murder is solved. The dozens of tempting recipes Fluke includes are an added treat — Publishers Weekly
A tasty treat — Kirkus Reviews
Entertaining and sprinkled with tempting recipes. It's a sweet treat of a novel — The Star Tribune
If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke — The Charlotte Observer
Simply delicious... a sweet read that really satisfies — Laurien Berenson
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