By Joanne Fluke
Nowadays, all people in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is humming with job, and Hannah Swensen isn't any exception. yet regardless of how busy she could be, Hannah can continuously locate time to aid a pal in need—especially whilst he's been murdered. . .
Hannah Swensen has to confess that her existence is lovely candy. issues are going good within the romance division, and her bakery's delectable confections are promoting virtually as quickly as she will be able to bake them. Even her friend Claire is on Cloud 9, head over heels together with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If simply they can locate time to take their honeymoon!
while Bob's youth good friend, Matthew Walters, involves city, it kind of feels like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a obdurate candy teeth. in view that he's on sabbatical, Matthew is worked up to fill in for Bob whereas he and Claire take that long-awaited honeymoon. It feels like the right plan—until Hannah unearths Matthew within the rectory, face-down in a plate jam-packed with Devil's nutrition Cake, a unmarried bullet in his head.
decided to determine who killed Matthew, Hannah starts off asking questions—and discovers that the great Reverend wasn't relatively the saintly fellow he . yet may the gold Sacagawea cash in Sunday's assortment plate carry the most important to fixing the crime? Or is the homicide hooked up to that enormous jewel heist out in Minneapolis? Is it attainable that Matthew's love of chocolate one way or the other resulted in his downfall? it's going to take a few extra digging to determine, yet Hannah is certain of 1 factor: even the main half-baked homicide plot may be oh so lethal. . .
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