Joanne Fluke, In Conversation

Joanne Fluke’s numerous fans have been waiting for the twenty-third book in the Hannah Swensen mystery series. Christmas Cake Murder takes readers back to the early years, before Hannah had even opened her bakery, The Cookie Jar. You can order signed copies of Christmas Cake Murder, and copies of Fluke’s other books, through the Web Store.

Christmas Cake Murder

Here’s the description of Christmas Cake Murder.

It’s Christmas many years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen’s wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. But as Hannah finds out, revisiting holiday memories can be
murder . . .
With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden—especially when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes for the merry festivities, she instantly becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised by Essie’s secret talent for penning crime fiction. She’s even more surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother’s house, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake . . .


What’s even better than reading about Christmas Cake Murder? How about watching the event online as Patrick King from The Poisoned Pen interviews Joanne Fluke?