Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
(Kensington Books, 2015, 356 pages)
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke is the most recent novel in the Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes series. In this book, Hannah Swensen must appear before a judge as a result of an accident that occurred in the previous novel, Blackberry Pie Murder. Unfortunately, the judge is murdered with one of Hannah’s half-eaten double fudge brownies on his desk. Hannah becomes a suspect in his murder. She and her two sisters along with a few other friends try to track down the real killer.
In many of the Hannah Swensen Mystery series books, Hannah has two men who want to marry her. In Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Hannah adds a third suitor. The competition between the first two suitors was getting a little old. Adding a third suitor gives the series a little more interest.
For a while now, this series seems to have gotten to be more about recipes and less about mystery. Since I don’t bake, I usually scan through the recipes. So, the books become a pretty quick read. I’ll continue to read the books in this series, but mostly to keep up with the characters. The mystery is just an added bonus.