Book Review: Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke is the 15th book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series. I borrowed this book from the library as I couldn’t find it in the store last week, and I’m trying to finish them all up this summer before I take on any new lengthy series. I love these books… sometimes the recipes take up more than I’d like, but any time I get a chance to spend time in Lake Eden, Minnesota, I’m a happy camper.


In this caper, the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band sweeps into town during a storm. When their tour bus ends up having an accident, several players are admitted to the local hospital. One dies, and it’s definitely murder. Hannah soon realizes he’s not who he said he was… but she’s also busy trying to figure out if the new woman in Norman’s life is good or bad. When the two stories collide, all hell breaks loose. Hannah’s almost killed for the 15th time… even if she were Moishe, her lovable cat, don’t they only have 9 lives? Maybe she’s doubling up by counting the new addition, Cuddles. So if there’s 18, she’s got 3 to spare! Except there are ~25 books in the series. Maybe she’ll get a third cat…

Oh well… doesn’t matter, this is always a pleasant 2 hour read. The murder story was good but I felt like a few parts were left open. I’m not sure I had enough time to get invested in all the characters, too. Ignoring those parts, it was a good short mystery. Thanks.


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12 thoughts on “Book Review: Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

    tylerus said:
    August 21, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    A mystery + an adorable cat = count me in 🙂

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    acoffeestainedlife said:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    I actually have the Cinnamon Roll mystery on my shelf and haven’t read it yet. Sounds like a good read on a rainy day…

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 21, 2018 at 3:51 PM

      Is it the next in the series for you?


        acoffeestainedlife said:
        August 21, 2018 at 5:59 PM

        Actually I just finished one from the Aunt Dimity mystery series, but find the mysteries a bit too easy. I still prefer Agatha Christie as they are more challenging to figure out whodunnit.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 21, 2018 at 6:35 PM

        Big fan of Christie too.. some of the cozies are too light. A few with some power.

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    Terrific review Jay. I really do need to catch up with this series.

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    August 22, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    This sounds like a fun read, Jay.

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    carhicks said:
    August 22, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    It’s nice to read this quick cozies for a break. Nice review.

    Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    Read this one and enjoyed it. Great review.

    Sent from my iPad

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