The Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

This was my first Hannah Swenson mystery. I will say starting a series at #24 is daunting. While the books isn’t a stand-alone, you can read it and still get the gist of what has been going on. I found it to be a bit slow going at times, but a charming cozy mystery.

Hannah is recovering from her marriage to Ross (which happened in a prior book). Ross shows back up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, telling Hannah he needs her to get his money. He threatens to harm her if she doesn’t do it. Hannah and Mike, the Sheriff, devise a plan to keep Ross hanging on so they can catch and arrest him. The plan seems to work until Ross ends up dead – in Hannah’s condo. The death doesn’t happen until the book is three-quarters done. The unveiling of the murderer is kind of convenient, but surprising.

I thought this book was okay. I am not sure if I will read more of the series, but I did enjoy the book. There are also recipes in it and I may try some of them. If cozy mysteries are your thing, you will probably want to check out this series. If you prefer the more hard-boiled type of mystery, you may want to skip these. Overall, I found the book to be just okay.

I won this book from Goodreads and received no compensation in exchange for this review. The opinions contained herein are mine and mine alone.

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