By Joanne Fluke
Bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen simply can’t retain her fingers out of the batter while homicide stirs issues up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff useless, a deputy accused, and a killer at the loose…
For Hannah, lifestyles appears missing a undeniable taste in recent years. probably it’s the neighborhood sheriff’s election that’s obtained her down. For years, Sheriff Grant’s been the iron hand on the town. yet now, Hannah’s brother-in-law invoice is giving the previous blowhard the struggle of his lengthy, doubtful career—and Grant’s now not taking it good, specifically as soon as the polls exhibit invoice pulling ahead.
yet sooner than someone can flavor victory, issues pass bitter. whereas Hannah’s emptying the trash, she makes a really unappetizing discovery: Sheriff Grant’s physique within the Dumpster in the back of the highschool the place she’s educating her cooking category. And as though that weren’t undesirable adequate, the negative guy nonetheless has fudge frosting on his blouse from one among her cupcakes.
The quantity one—and only—suspect is invoice, yet Hannah’s no longer swallowing it. a lot of people had cause to hate Sheriff provide. quickly, Hannah’s dishing up scandalous secrets and techniques, steaming sizzling betrayals, and adequate intrigue to maintain the gossip mill on the Cookie Jar facing a number of pots of decaf. And the nearer Hannah will get to the reality, the nearer she will get to smoking out a assassin with a truly nasty recipe for silencing people…
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I reach into the drawer, slide out a wicked knife, and whittle a half-inch away from all four sides of the cake. Precisely. Like a surgeon amputating someone’s arms and legs. I chew thoughtfully. “Good job,” I hear Old Lady Campbell telling Zack. “Good job,” I say to what’s left of the crumb cake. But why am I uneasy? I have a lot to be uneasy about. And the very worst is Diglio, with a bomb unburied in his backyard. Bomb. I stand up. The chair tips over and bangs against the refrigerator. I rush down the hall—past the bedroom with Fred in a frenzy—and slam open the studio door.
Ursula’s front lawn, get soaked in the sprinkler, and head for our kitchen door. 54 Chapter 10 Mom is in the backyard with Mary, pruning the rosebush. “Maybe I can save it yet,” she says. ” I don’t stop. ” She wipes her forehead. ” “Learning Bach,” Zack says. I’m almost dancing up and down on the back steps as he launches into Bach’s life story. He’s probably making half of it up. At last we skitter into the kitchen and grab a pair of tuna fish sandwiches to take with us. Linny blocks the hallway.
But now Zack is making pizza eyes at me that fortunately Pop can’t see. For a moment I’m confused. Then I see Pop’s shovel leaning against the wall with his wire cutters, hacksaw, and a loop of rope. I hardly pay attention to the rest of Pop’s talk. I’m trying to think how we’ll explain what we’re doing with 37 that stuff. I decide to meet the whole thing head-on. “We’ll build Steadman a playhouse,” I say. But for once Zack doesn’t get it. ” His voice is desperate. I understand. Following Steadman around will make this the worst summer on record.