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Publisher's Note:

When Hannah Swensen hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at a festival in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. And keyboard player Buddy Neiman's minor injuries turn deadly serious when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest...Turns out, Buddy Neiman isn't the victim's real name. In fact, no one is really sure who he is. Hannah's investigation digs up a few local suspects. There is Doctor Bev, who seems to know more about "Buddy" than she's willing to admit. And Devon, an aspiring keyboard player who may have had a fatal case of jealousy. Hannah isn't sure how she'll unravel the mystery, but one thing's for sure: there's nothing sweeter than bringing a killer to justice...…

Cinnamon Roll Murder

by Joanne Fluke

Overall Book Review:

Dieters beware: luscious recipes sprinkled liberally throughout these pages.  Hannah Swensen and the other characters from Lake Eden, Minnesota are back for their fifteenth appearance.  Although this could be considered a standalone title, it is much more meaningful to have read the previous books.  Joanne Fluke does an excellent job of developing various characters and their personalities.  The main characters are endearing and fun.  The writing and details really create a mental image of the town and its surroundings.  Feeling up for a good mystery, tasty food descriptions and a bit of mischievousness?  This could be the solution.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None.

Violence/Gore:  Multiple mentions of characters being stabbed by other characters; reports of characters murdered by others, little detail;  past incidence of spouse physically abusing character, no graphic detail;  character slaps another character;  character threatens another with needle;  character hit by object pushed by another character.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters embrace, put arms on shoulders, wrap arms around waist, hold hands and kiss.

Mature Subject Matter:

Murder, illegitimate children, deceit, fake identities, manipulation.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Mentions character had a temper while drinking; joke about character using booze and drugs.

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.