Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
(Kensington Books, 2013, 323 pages)
Joanne Fluke’s latest title in the Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes series is Red Velvet Cupcake Murder. In this book, Hannah Swensen, baker and owner of The Cookie Jar, is accused of murdering Doctor Bev, the former girlfriend of one of Hannah’s two boyfriends. Doctor Bev is found dead with a box of Hannah’s red velvet cupcakes nearby. Hannah must solve the murder mystery to clear her name.
All of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries with Recipes are set in Lake Eden, Minnesota. They all feature Hannah Swensen and her family and friends. All of the books contain recipes for the food (mostly baked goods) that is mentioned in the books.
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder is an easy, fast read. I started reading this series for the mysteries. I continue to read them because I want to know what is happening with the characters. Some people continue to read them for the recipes. If you’re looking for something light to read, you might want to give Red Velvet Cupcake Murder a try.