Coconut Layer Cake Murder - Joanne Fluke

Coconut Layer Cake Murder

By Joanne Fluke

  • Release Date: 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 245 Ratings


New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder . . .

When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she flies straight home from a Los Angeles movie sound stage to frigid Minnesota. But proving Lonnie’s innocence will be harder than figuring out what went wrong with a recipe, especially with Lonnie’s hazy memory of the night in question. Hannah doesn’t know what to believe. Before everything comes crashing down on Lonnie like a heaping slice of coconut layer cake, it’ll be up to Hannah to rack up enough clues to toast a flaky killer . . .
Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar!


  • A Murder Mystery or a Cookbook?

    By Mobius24
    I have loved Joanne Fluke’s books since discovering Hannah and her Cookie Jar at least seven years ago. The Coconut Layer Murder will probably be my last. What used to be a murder, a mystery, and a couple of cookie recipes has turned into a murder, recipes, recipes, recipes, no mystery, more recipes. I have been very disappointed in the last few books. Hannah doesn’t figure out who the killer is she just stumbles into the murderer who then tries to kill her requiring either Mike or Norman or both to save her. Hannah is not a detective just a nosy baker. Which leaves the police looking like incompetent fools. Does Joanne Flake still have an editor? Too many of the conversations are stilted. The writing sophomoric. There are parts that look like a high schooler wrote them not an experienced writer. I may try some of the recipes but I really doubt I will bother reading any more books by Joanne Fluke.