Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 14) by Joanne Fluke

By Joanne Fluke

It's June in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and for Hannah Swensen, that implies bridal showers galore, plus an immense fundraising occasion wanting confections—not to say a killer who by no means discovered that charity starts off at home...

Early summer season brings lots of paintings for Hannah, even ahead of Mayor Bascomb's spouse drops by means of The Cookie Jar to put an order ...for eleven-hundred cookies! Stephanie Bascomb is organizing an complicated three-day occasion to help neighborhood charities, and although it's a important reason, Hannah virtually flips whilst her company accomplice, Lisa, indicates developing an apple turnover stand. Hannah's by no means made a turnover—but, pushover that she is, she locations her religion in Lisa's mother-in-law's recipe and is of the same opinion to be a magician's assistant within the fundraiser's expertise show...

Dozens of pastries and one hideous red gown later, Hannah has to confess that stepping out of her convenience sector has been enjoyable in addition to ecocnomic. the one snag is the show's host, group collage professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her more youthful sister Michelle every one had unlucky romantic relationships with Ramsey, and while the cad comes sniffing round among acts, Hannah tells him off. but if the curtain doesn't pass up, she discovers Ramsey backstage—dead as a doornail with a turnover in his hand...

Now, to guard her popularity and Michelle's, Hannah needs to unravel the professor's sour finish. there are many scorned suspects, together with an ex-wife who feels cheated in additional methods than one, and a famous neighborhood who can have been utilizing Ramsey to avenge her personal randy wife. yet who was once volatile adequate to snuff out Professor Love? A killer who's flakier than puff pastry—and way more dangerous...

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It ought to make it easier to find him—if I was looking for him. " She pushed her empty glass at me. "Give me another drink. You're the hardest guy to get anything out of. " I filled the little glass. " She put the drink down very quickly. It made her gasp—or gave her an opportunity to gasp. She let a breath out slowly. "Rusty was no crook. If he had been, it wouldn't have been for nickels. He carried fifteen thousand dollars, in bills. He called it his mad money. He had it when I married him and he had it when he left me.

I asked gruffly. Brody shrugged. "I figure it was, but I can be wrong. When I had the plate developed and saw what was on it, I was pretty damn sure. And when Geiger didn't come down to the store this morning and didn't answer his phone I was plenty sure. " I nodded. "That seems reasonable. Maybe you didn't murder anybody at that. " He jumped his eyebrows. Then he grinned. "Nix, nix. Skip it. You think I'd go back there and handle him, not knowing when a couple carloads of law would come tearing around the corner?

If he had been, it wouldn't have been for nickels. He carried fifteen thousand dollars, in bills. He called it his mad money. He had it when I married him and he had it when he left me. " She reached for the envelope and stood up. "I'll keep in touch with you," I said. " We walked over to the door. " She took the photo out and stood looking at it, just inside the door. " She leaned a little towards me. "You ought to see mine," she said gravely. " She laughed suddenly and sharply and went halfway through the door, then turned her head to say coolly: "You're as cold-blooded a beast as I ever met, Marlowe.

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