By Joanne Fluke
The citizens of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are making plans to color the city purple, white, and blue to rejoice the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake store, The Cookie Jar. . .
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Hannah Swensen proposal she'd eventually chanced on the recipe for an ideal existence. yet her someday beau Norman Rhodes tosses a shock factor into the combo whilst he telephones to inform her he is simply received a home from neighborhood drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to rip down with a purpose to construct the dream domestic he and Hannah designed. it kind of feels the plan has been cooking for rather it slow, and Hannah's stunned. particularly considering the fact that her ring finger continues to be greatly naked. . .
The excellent news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down home is packed with antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mom first dibs. They discover a few beautiful outdated furnishings, a patchwork cover. . .and Rhonda Scharf's lifeless physique. a bit extra sleuthing turns up the half-eaten is still of a truly unique dinner for two--and one of many Cookie Jar's well-known lemon meringue pies. Now it really is as much as Hannah to show up the heat--and get busy monitoring down clues. beginning in her personal kitchen. . .
Includes 9 unique cookie and dessert recipes so that you can try!
"Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and different treats, awarded with worthy procedural tricks, are an additional bonus." --Publishers Weekly
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She wiped clean out her closet herself,” Andrea stated, pulling out a red velvet teddy undergo wearing faux fur with a string of faux pearls round its neck. “Tracey in particular sought after Suzie to have this. you know the way ladies are after they achieve a definite age. She thinks purple is simply too younger for her. ” Marjorie picked up the undergo and stroked its delicate fur. “Suzie will like it. I’ll provide it to her the minute she wakes up from her nap. yet isn’t this a kind of new bears like they've got within the toy shop out on the mall? ” “It can’t be,” Andrea acknowledged with what seemed like entire sincerity, “unless they reissued them, or whatever like that. one in all my associates gave it to Tracey for a christening present. ” Hannah figured it used to be time to step in ahead of Andrea dug a fair deeper gap. “I have to ask you approximately Rhonda, Mrs. Hanks. I’m investigating her homicide and Norman informed me that you simply wiped clean the Voelker position for her. ” “That’s correct. I did. I’m sorry the job’s over. It used to be the best I ever had. ” “But wasn’t it loads of paintings? ” Andrea requested, leaping in to aid with the wondering. “The in simple terms challenging half used to be the 1st day. Rhonda warned me that her great-aunt have been in a wheelchair on account that nineteen-eighty, and he or she acknowledged where was once a true mess. It certain was once! That better half Mrs. Voelker had dwelling together with her didn’t do a lot within the manner of cleansing. ” “It should have taken you decades to whip it into shape,” Hannah commented. “Not that lengthy. All I needed to fresh was once the floor flooring. Rhonda acknowledged the attic used to be naked and the basement may remain how it used to be. and that i had Freddy and Jed to aid me. They have been available in the market doing a little different paintings for Rhonda and so they hauled out the entire heavy trash luggage. ” “What kind of paintings have been they doing? ” Hannah used to be curious. “Handyman issues. They did a true solid task changing the various glass within the home windows. ” Andrea nodded and again to her first line of inquiry. “But where wasn’t challenging to take care of as soon as you’d wiped clean it the 1st time? ” “Heavens no! All I needed to do was once airborne dirt and dust and vacuum and that used to be it…except for the bed room. ” “The bed room? ” Hannah’s curiosity rose. “What did you should do in there? ” “Dust and vacuum, fresh the rest room, and alter the sheets at the mattress. i do know Rhonda had her personal position on the town, yet she stayed available in the market a few nights. Now I don’t wish you to copy this to a soul, yet i feel Rhonda had in a single day corporation, for those who be aware of what I suggest. there have been continually not less than 4 soiled towels at the flooring and as soon as i discovered a razor within the wastebasket. It used to be correct on best of 1 of these little trip bottles of aftershave. ” “What type of razor used to be it? ” Hannah requested, hoping for whatever unique that she may well tune down. “Just a type of blue disposable style you should buy a dozen to a bag at CostMart. ” “How concerning the aftershave? Do you take into accout the emblem? ” “Sure do. It was once previous Spice and that i virtually saved the bottle since it was once type of lovely. Suzie likes to decide dandelions and that i was once pondering i may use it for a bit vase on her desk. ” Marjorie paused for a second after which she frowned.