Book Review: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little over a year ago, I joined NetGalley and Raspberry Danish Murder, the 22nd book in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, was one of the first books I requested. It had just been published, but I was ten books behind in the series. Throughout the last year, I finally caught up and read this one. From what I’d read, given the strange arc the books took a little while ago, it wasn’t going to be good. Forgetting the love/romance change, the mystery itself in this book was very typical and fit well within the boundary or range we’ve seen from the author.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I was sad to see who was killed given (s)he seemed nice in prior books. Sometimes the good ones have to die, I completely understand that as an author of a book series myself. Fluke balanced the past and the present, the known and the unknown in this book trying to find a way to explain how/why Hannah’s husband might or might not stick around. That said, it ended with a cliffhanger bombshell that makes us think… are we going back to the way things were four books ago before the proposal? Wow, I can’t wait to see. I have the next book ready to read, but I haven’t bought the last one yet. I wonder how many more there will be!

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and 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 –and multiple Readathons. 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.


8 thoughts on “Book Review: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

    AJ said:
    October 4, 2018 at 9:11 PM

    Oh my! I’d better get caught up on my Joanne fluke books!

    Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    October 4, 2018 at 10:02 PM

    Sometimes the good ones have to die, I completely understand that as an author …. You behave yourself Mr. Cudney!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    October 8, 2018 at 12:10 AM

    This series interests me. I think it is because of the title.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 8, 2018 at 8:56 AM

      The whole series is a fun quick read… 24 of them, so it’s a bit commitment, but food is central. Desserts, that is.

      Liked by 1 person

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