Book Review: Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Posted on Updated on

I’ve been trying to catch up on the Hannah Swensen series this summer, so I picked up the 17th book in the series, Blackberry Pie Murder, written in 2013 by Joanne Fluke. All I can say is I just can’t get enough of this silliness. The murders and mysteries are very light, but the characters are fantastic. I want to live in Lake Eden and be Hannah’s new best friend solving crimes together. No, I don’t want to be killed… just putting that out there!

In this one, Hannah accidentally hits someone with her car. She’s then charged with vehicular manslaughter because of a few interesting traffic laws. Although it’s completely not how it should happen, the laws are actually in place and could be used to convict someone. After 17 books, you have to cut the author some leeway to make the reason for the mystery be something stronger. For that reason alone, I give 5 stars to Fluke for coming up with this one…. but then it gets a bit dull with the actual investigation once we learn the guy was already beaten up and likely to die from a head injury. And he’s really not connected to many people we know, so for those reasons, I dropped it down to a 3.

That said… I still want to read more and it’s fun for 2-3 hours of light reading. Bring on more!


About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


13 thoughts on “Book Review: Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

    AJ said:
    August 28, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    They are the perfect light fluffy read. The characters make those books!

    Liked by 2 people

    Priyasha said:
    August 29, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    Loved the post. 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    August 29, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Hmmm, interesting review, Jay. I am not sure if it would be deep enough for me. I like my books with a bit of meat on them.

    Liked by 1 person

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    August 29, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Damn Fluke is not really a winner for you Jay! And I’ll try to read your posts after eating not before from now on because you make me crave pie and cake and …

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 29, 2018 at 5:37 PM

      Sorry! I do like her books just wish they had a tad more complexity!


    carhicks said:
    August 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    I love it when you find a cozy series that is fun and you just enjoy the story. Nice review Jay.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s