Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4) by Joanne Fluke

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake shop, The Cookie Jar. . .Lemon Meringue Pie MurderHannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just bought a house fr...

Details Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

TitleLemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

  • James
    The cozy continues... I can't get enough of these type of books. They transport me out of regular life and drop me in the reality I sometimes want to be my own. But I can also escape it when I need to...A cop and a dentist after me? Perhaps not my ideal but it is for Hannah. I enjoy her escapades and look forward to what comes next! About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT...
  • Rebbie
    4 1/2 stars So... I knew who the killer was pretty early on, but that's ok because the book was still fantastic! Things are really starting to heat up in Lake Eden, MN and I've noticed that the author is getting into a comfortable groove with both her characters and general storyline too. I don't know about you, but I love it when authors settle in, so to speak, because readers get to settle in as well. It definitely makes it easier to keep going...
  • Mandy
    Ok I gave this 4 stars because I knew who the killer was halfway through. Otherwise it was a great Hannah Swensen book. I just hope Hannah picks a man soon because I'm getting exhausted trying to pick for her!
  • Donna
    This series is really growing on me. I like how the characters are evolving. I am adjusting to the fact that the reader always knows who the "bad" guy is before the main character. This is just pure escapist reading--no literary quality whatsoever.
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Series Hannah Swensen series #4 Genre: Cozy MysteryThis series is my guilty pleasure. Whenever I am in a book slump and get tired of reading the same old books over and over again I know I can count on a good Hannah Swensen mystery to lighten up my reading experience. This book did just that! Hanna Swensen, amateur sleuth and bakery owner, always finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation-- whether she wants to or not. -- In many cas...
  • Barbara
    Hannah Swensen, owner of a cookie shop, is surprised to hear that one of her boyfriends, dentist Norman Rhodes, has purchased a house - lock, stock, and barrel - from Rhonda Scarf. He plans to tear down the house and build a dream home. Before the house is demolished Hannah and her mom, an antique shop owner, go out to look for treasures. In addition to a few valuable antiques they find the dead body of Rhonda Scarf. Hannah's other boyfriend, det...
  • Chaitra
    I'm getting bored of Hannah's problem solving already. I mean, it's been the same pattern in the four books of this series - Hannah/someone close to her finds a body, the dead body has been doing something with one of Hannah's amazing confections, everyone wants her to solve the murder and she wants it too, but Mike has to be satisfied first because he gets grouchy (and well he should - what is HE doing when Hannah solves the murders, I'd dearly ...
  • Holly
    This is a really quick read. The plot is o.k. It is pretty easy to guess who the murderer is. I have a problem with the 2 boyfriends of the heroine Hannah. They are friends. What's up with that? Neither guy is jealous of the other. Not normal. And another thing. One of her boyfriends is a dentist living at home with his mother?? Not a manly man in my book. And he violates HIPAA! You can't go around telling people who you treat and what you are tr...
  • Noriko
    I normally hesitate to give a light read such as cozy mysteries and chick Lit high ratings thus I'd settle for 4 stars, but I absolutely adored this 4th installment of the Hannah Swensen series. As my friend who keeps following this series once said, the side plots including family drama story get longer and longer each book, but for once, I didn't even mind the slight devoid of the mystery element. If anything, I found myself more and more enrap...
  • Tari
    This was one of the first books I put on my Goodreads TBR back when I first joined, and I was glad to revisit it and read it. There's just something extra awesome about the older books in this series. The new ones seem a little different, but this book is how I always remembered the characters. The mystery was a good one! Poor Norman had bought some land wanting to demolish the house on it, but Delores discovered a body in the basement, the woman...
  • Cherry
    Hannah has trouble with her cat in this one. He steals her expensive pillow. I won't spoil the surprise of whether this problem is solved. Hannah's trousers are too tight, so she goes on a diet. I nearly cried. I have a salad every day as part of my lunch, and it's the most delicious part. I felt so sorry for Hannah, who thinks there is no middle ground between dieting and... eating. (Would that be the opposite?) Why not eat healthy food? She can...
  • Ann
    (view spoiler)[The murderer turns out to be the person Hannah suspected from the beginning (hide spoiler)], and she holds hands with two guys at the same time. These books are the WORST, but I ate a ton of cookies while reading it, so that's worth a couple of extras stars.
  • Martha Davis
    My husband jokes about the various mystery series I read and the professions of the solvers of said mysteries. He loves to pick some far fetched job or hobby and then have them solve the crime. Topiary sculptor or glass blower, teapot collector or professional sock darner you name it they solve crimes. I myself am perfectly okay with this idea but then, I do have a remarkable ability to really suspend disbelief. So it all works out.I'm just fine ...
  • Dawn
    Each book just keeps getting better. I want these books for the sole reason of the recipes. I'm enjoying the mysteries as well.
  • Karol
    I really liked this fourth book in the Hannah Swensen series. A couple of new things: Hannah is actually encouraged to investigate on her own by her friends and family - apparently, they have had to recognize and acknowledge her talent. Since she has already solved cases 3 previous times, it makes sense that even those who initially objected to her involvement would be won over to some extent. The other new thing was the introduction of Michelle,...
  • Moriah Venable
    With the fourth of July rolling around, the town is buzzing around getting everything prepared. When Hannah's sometimes beau, calls informing her that he bought a house from the local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scarf, to tear down and build their dream house (the one they won from the contest last book), to say Hannah was surprised is an understatement. The whole town expects an engagement announcement and for her to move into the house, which Hannah...
  • Annalissa
    Probably my favorite in the series! I was almost 100% sure who did it till things didn't add up then BAMB the ended hit and I was left shocked. I wish there had been a bit more of an explanation as to what exactly happened or why or how they figured things out, but overall a great light read(:
  • Sarah
    3.5 StarsChallenges:♥ What To Read in 2018: Task 22: Click on Browse at the top and go to Lists. Scroll down to popular lists and pick one list. Read a book from that list. (Best Cozy Mystery Series)♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Spell Out: 'L’ in Little Mermaid & 'F' Frog Prince♥ AMMP Cinderella’s Team: Week 5 Task - Read a book where a character finds a body♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Bingo: Week 0 - Free Space
  • Archana Prasanna kumar
    the recipes were more interesting than the story. I definitely found it hilarious that everyone asks/begs/pleads Hannah to investigate over trusting the police. Poor Bill and Mike, no one takes them seriously or consider them to be competent. Other than that, it didn't bore me and it was an easy read so I can't be too mad. It did bring back memories of reading Nancy Drew books
  • Mary
    It’s getting easier and easier to guess the murderer but for whatever reason, I’m still interested in reading the next in the series.
  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    Find this review, plus more, on my blog: Booklikes OR Blogger Basic InfoFormat: Audio Pages/Length: n/aGenre: Cozy Mystery Reason For Reading: Like the series At A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No. Cliff Hanger: NoTriggers: n/aRating: 3.5 stars Score SheetAll out of tenCover: 7Plot: 6Characters: 6World Building: 5Flow: 6Series Congruity: 7Writing: 6Ending: 6Total: 6In DepthBest Part: Andrea's surprise! Worst Part: Who the fuck is M...
  • Rebecca
    One of the earlier Hannah Swensen mysteries, with fewer recipes than the later ones, but just as enjoyable. The only odd thing is that because Fluke does a good job of mentioning people in Lake Eden from book to book, even if they are not main characters, when you listen to the earlier ones you can hear people mentioned and think, "She's getting murdered in a couple of books, and he's going to murder someone a couple of books after that," etc. I ...
  • Luffy
    I feel a bit dishonest giving this book one star, but in some ways it does deserve it. I skipped some parts. I was distracted and couldn't give the story proper attention. I'm already forgetting large chunks of the story. The first chunk (I estimate at about 100 pages) was very nice and cozy. The author took her time to lower Hannah gently into the mystery. It never got any other way except downhill from there. There wasn't much twittering of Tra...
  • Peggy
    There are so many things wrong with these books that would normally make me abandon them completely, but for some reason I keep coming back to this series when I'm in need of something quick, simple, and cozy.
  • Karen
    My usual thumbs up for Joanne Fluke, a good mystery, great recipes, and a all around good cozy.
  • Crys
    Really loved this story with Hannah, but I'm ready for a decision between Mike and Norman
  • Kristin Bateman
    SO predictable, yet SO much fun! Great summer "fluff and stuff" reading.
  • Andrea Guy
    Lemon Meringue Pie Murder is book 4 in the Hannah Swensen series. I've been reading these totally out of order, as I can find them at my library and other libraries. The earlier Hannah books are the best, and this one is definitely a great read.I love Hannah, because this woman is so not right. She's a baker, a little overweight, (as the author likes to drum into our heads, in this book particularly so) she's a bit overbearing and grammar nazi-is...
  • Aaron
    Hannah Swenson finds herself confronted with another murder mystery to solve. The full heat of summer have kicked in, and that is definitely not going to make things any easier. Things are going well with her cookie business, and she is even finding that her romantic life has improved, though balancing the attentions of two beaus (the town dentist and one of the local police detectives) is not really all that easy. Things really take a twist when...