Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke Publisher: Kensington Books Genre: Cozy Mystery | Find it on: Goodreads
No one likes Mayor Bascomb and everyone has a reason to see him dead from his wife to the women he has affairs with to Hannah’s sister, who was last seen slapping the mayor out of his chair during an argument. She was also the person who found the body… Now Hannah has to exonerate her sister and find Mayor Bascomb’s real killer with what might be her longest list of suspects yet.
According to my kindle it only took 3.5 hours for me to finish this book. But in that time I managed to bake a cheesecake, cookie bars, and some amazing crockpot stroganoff. And that’s really the measure of how good a Fluke mystery is, how much I’ve managed to eat by the time I reach the end of it.
Long time fans of Hannah Swensen will enjoy this book because it delivers exactly what you expect. Recipes, delicious desserts, homecooked dinners, and the cozy Minnesota town of Lake Eden you wish was your hometown (except maybe in the winter, because who has time for a Minnesota winter?).
Compared to the other books in this series, I found this mystery a bit more simplistic than others, and the pieces all fit together a little too quickly for me to feel like I really had to work to solve who the killer was. I would’ve loved a few more clues and a few more twists.
But it was still an enjoyable read, easily finished in one sitting over a large slice of cheesecake and mug of strong coffee.
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*Thanks to Kennsington Books for the review copy!*