Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke

Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)

Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears . . .   Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour in...

Details Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)

TitleRaspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)

  • Kim
    Raspberry Danish Murder was better than the previous Hannah Swenson book but still seems very odd compared to the rest of the series. Is there a ghostwriter writing these books now? It seems every character name is overused. I don't remember early in the series Hannah constantly addresssing her sisters or Norman by name in every statement during a conversation like this:"If we stop to eat we can have a break Hannah""That sounds good Michelle""I t...
  • James
    A little over a year ago, I joined NetGalley and Raspberry Danish Murder, the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, was one of the first books I requested. It had just been published, but I was ten books behind in the series. Throughout the last year, I finally caught up and read this one. From what I'd read, given the strange arc the books took a little while ago, it wasn't going to be good. Forgetting the love/rom...
  • Juli
    Hannah Swensen is still reeling from the disappearance of her new husband, Ross Barton. He disappeared without a trace, leaving no explanation. When Ross' former assistant at KCOW-TV, P.K. Alesworth, is killed after eating poisoned candy that was left on Ross' desk, Lake Eden police start to investigate to find out if Ross might have been the intended victim, Hannah and her crew, of course, decide to also investigate. Turns out, there are a lot o...
  • Barbara
    In this 22nd book in the 'Hannah Swensen' series, Hannah investigates the death of a television station employee. The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the characters is a bonus. Warning: If you haven't kept up with the series this review will contain a minor spoiler. *****Hannah Swenson, owner of 'The Cookie Jar' confectionary in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is a talented baker and experienced amateur detective. As the story opens,...
  • Hannah
    Rather interesting characters, but elementary and lackluster writing. In some places the writing is so bad as to be the sort found in chapter books—"We have a custard for dessert.""Did you hear they have a custard for dessert?""I think I will order the custard for dessert."(To other character at table)"Did you know they have a custard for dessert?"Waitress: "We have an almond custard for dessert.""An almond custard. How unique.""A very smooth c...
  • Laurie
    I cannot even with these books any more. They have gotten progressively worse with each one. This book was literally 90% people eating or talking about what they're going to eat, or what they just ate, or how to cook the recipe that appears on the next page. Throw in boringly long pages about random things like how to recycle and scammer phone messages. There was hardly anything about the murder of the week or the investigation into Ross's disapp...
  • Piepie
    Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them. Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah-Mike-Norman-Ross love "square" ends!!I read most of this all in one morning, and... as usual ...there were things that bugged me. Right out of the gate (p. 3), Michelle says, "They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf." Who says things like that? What is she, twelve?? Some of the language in these books ...
  • Anne
    This series jumped the shark awhile back and I just haven't been able to cut the cord though I was seriously going to stop after the last book and the surprise ending. However, curiosity got the best of me. Raspberry begins where #21 left off, but any active investigation by Hannah doesn't really begin until about the half way mark...way too late for a mystery. Prior (and after) we get WAY too much cookie and food talk. Take that away and the boo...
  • Yolanda
    My favorite line of this book was:"And a school yearbook usually contains some student photos."I've never seen a school yearbook that didn't contain student photos.
  • Lisa Ks Book Reviews
    I have been such a fan of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries. They’re good, clean, entertaining fun. Well, you know, with murder. But I have to say, I’ve not been overly thrilled with the last few books in the series. As with a good percentage of Hannah fans, I do not like her husband, Ross. I cheered when he disappeared. So, the fact that this book would maybe be Ross free made me excited to read it. But for reasons other than Ross, RASPBERRY DANI...
  • Sarah E.
    I was gifted an ebook via Netgalley.I'm sad to say that this is the last Hannah Swensen book I will be reading. I've made it to 22 and that is an accomplishment, right? I feel like 80% of the book is food now. I love food, don't get me wrong, but there is little plot other than that. In the first book, there was only 7 recipes and this one has 29 recipes, if that tells you anything. The most interesting part to me in this installment was Moishe. ...
  • Mary (Biblophile)
    A sad attempt to revive a dying series. This particular book seemed like a juvenile wrote it. Very little mystery as most of the book was taken up with recipes and food talk. The rest was Hannah obsessing about what was wrong with her that her new husband left and hasn't come back. I hope the author either gets this series back on track or puts it to bed.
  • Melodie
    This is a difficult review to write as I have read all of The Hannah Swensen Mysteries and, for the most part, enjoyed most of them. The last book was an exception to that and sadly, this book isn’t much better. The series is feeling increasingly stale and this book is one of the weakest. I honestly believe that Ms Fluke might better serve Hannah and her readers if she took an extra year off between books, recharged her batteries and wrote the ...
  • Amy
    I've read every book in this series and the last few have been declining. This one is a disappointment, though the conclusion gives me some hope. It seems like the book was "padded" with so much extra dialogue, i.e. addressing each character by his/her first name even if they were the only one in the room. It was also so unrealistic that Hannah, Norman, and Michelle were given such free reign to investigate. I know this is a cozy, but this was be...
  • Darinda
    Hannah's husband Ross is missing. She's worried about him, so she throws herself into her work. Ross's coworker P.K. is filling in for Ross, using his office and driving his car. When P.K. dies mysteriously, Hannah looks into his death to determine if it was related to Ross's disappearance. Along the way, Hannah learns some new things about her husband. The 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen series. These cozy mysteries are light and entertaining. A...
  • Christina/ The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!
    This was one of my favorite Hannah Swenson books!❤Schennagins+Mystery+cats= a fun and captivating readI couldn’t wait to see what happens next. It kept me up at night. This was one of my favorite Hannah Swenson books!❤️Schennagins+Mystery+cats= a fun and captivating readI couldn’t wait to see what happens next. It kept me up at night.
  • Mark Baker
    Hannah is trying to deal with her new husband, Ross, having vanished while still getting her cookie shop ready for Thanksgiving. Then P.K., Ross’s assistant at the station, dies in a car accident. The police quickly determine that P.K. crashed because of poisoned candies he ate that were sent to the station. Was he the intended target? Or was Ross? Who sent the poisoned candies? Is this why Ross disappeared?As you can see, there is plenty here ...
  • Kelly
    **I voluntarily read this ARC**Well, it's an improvement over Banana Cream Pie Murder. The writing style is still very confusing. It started out with a juvenile style, then randomly switched to describing the death in detail, and went right back to juvenile. I'm still not sure who the target audience is at this point. Ignoring the weird writing, the mystery was pretty good. I am a little annoyed that it ended on another cliffhanger (but wow, that...
  • Kate Olson
    I have read every single book in this series! I definitely liked this one more than the last one given that I HATED Ross.......all I want is for the Norman and Mike and Hannah triangle to last forever ;-)
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    3.5/5.....NOT MY IDEA OF A GOODS ENDING, THOUGH. So disappointed & frustrated that the next book will be a retrospective story.
  • Silvia Kay
    I was very excited to read Raspberry Danish Murder (largely because of the title, not going to lie), but, ultimately, I couldn't plow through it and ended up abandoning it. You may be wondering: what could make a COZY MYSTERY so hard to read? After all, this genre is renowned for being very accessible, and how could a book with the words 'raspberry' and 'Danish' in the title be anything but?Well, first and foremost, the author unleashes a positiv...
  • Nessa
    I tried very hard to like this book. So many recipes, so many cookies, I know that is her schtick, but it was overkill for me. The only thing that kept my interest was the mystery about where her new husband went. Maybe I will give the next one another chance.
  • Lisa Morin
    Raspberry Danish Murder has brought back the Hannah we've all come to love.Still trying to come to terms with the disappearance of her husband Ross, Hannah leaves no stone unturned as she continues to search for answers.With the sudden death of her husband's assistant, Hannah has the feeling that something just isn't right.Of course Hannah has the help of her best friends Mike and Norman, and her sister Michelle is back as well.It was nice having...
  • Glen
    It's Thanksgiving, and Hannah's husband has gone missing. A good beginning, I thought. Hannah is trying to cover her grief by working. Of course, super cop Mike is no help. Then Ross's assistant is murdered, while driving Ross's car. Hannah starts to investigate. She finds things out about Ross she wishes she didn't, and of course, solves the mystery.Was this part of the plan all along? Marriage, abandonment, then back to status quo ante?
  • Dianne
    I have to say that the mystery part of this book was pretty good.*SPOILER*Hannah's husband goes missing, leaving her a car and tons of bank accounts and actual cash--->If your husband went missing after only 2 or 3 weeks of marriage, wouldn't you be concerned? Wouldn't you take some time off of work and if you were in the habit of snooping and solving crimes wouldn't you hunt your beloved, down?Nope, not Hannah -she keeps the Cookie Jar gong with...
  • Tari
    I absolutely loved this book! The ending was just what I was hoping for! I'm trying not to give anything away but even the book descriptions of these last few books in this series are sort of spoiler-like if all a person has read has been the first books. I had only read books in the beginning but I knew what was coming and I was just curious to find out! So I didn't mind knowing. Now I can go back and read the rest of the series.If you have not ...
  • QNPoohBear
    The extra star is for all the yummy recipes!Hannah is depressed after her husband Ross disappears. She fears she did something to drive him away. Michelle tries to cheer Hannah by visiting and doing lots of baking together. The Swenson sisters are eager to see the publicity videos their friend P.K. made for Michelle's play. When P.K. calls while driving the absent Ross's car, P.K. sounds drunk! He reveals he ate some candies he found on Ross's de...
  • J.H. Moncrieff
    2.5 starsI still love this series, because it's been my brain candy for so long, but this book was truly bizarre. Most of it was inane chitchat about who was getting who coffee, what was for dinner that night, and whether or not Hannah should plug in her "cookie truck." Why did we need several detailed descriptions of outdoor outlets in this book? And I understand info dumps, but why did Fluke include them for things like dental implants and worl...
  • Nancy
    I usually really enjoy the books in this series, and I haven't read or heard one for a while. It seemed like there was more time than usual, talking about eating food, preparing food, etc. I skip over the recipes at the end of each chapter. I can't make those kinds of things, and eat them. I read other reviews, and a lot of people didn't like Ross, as a husband for Hannah. I looked back on my last review, it seems there wasn't a lot written about...
  • Karin
    I don't want to give spoilers for people reading this entire series who are a few books back (of course, there are some in the book's description), but suffice to say that yes, Hanna's Raspberry Danish is at the scene of a murder (obviously by someone else) and it takes five of them working together to solve it. Yes, Mike openly shares information with Hannah, and vice versa. The cliff hanger from the last book remains for much if it, and there m...