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Banana Cream Pie Murder By Joanne Fluke: Review/Giveaway


FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Banana Cream Pie Murder. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Hannah’s only been married for a short time. In fact, it’s time for the romantic honeymoon to come to an end. While it’s nice to be with her new hubby all the time, sometimes it does feel a bit overwhelming to someone used to living alone.

Just as they’re ready to fly home, an urgent message comes from Hannah’s mom, Delores. Her downstairs neighbor, the mayor’s sister Tori, has been killed and Delores found the body. At least she had the good sense to call Mike, the detective, and tell him she was going to check on her neighbor after hearing an argument and what sounded like gunfire. Mike was able to be on the scene almost as fast as Delores.

Of course, Delores wants Hannah to investigate. It’s hard to jump right back into work, an investigation, and married life all at once, but Hannah has plenty of help. Michelle is home for the Thanksgiving holidays and gets to stay longer when she takes Tori’s place as director of the annual play. That’s a bonus for Hannah and hubby as Michelle tends to get up early and cook breakfast and experiment with new recipes. book

As for Tori, it seems she was a good actress and director although stingy with compliments. On the other hand, no one really seemed to like her. She met with several people before her death and each one could have been the killer except for the timing. Hannah and Mike are both stumped.

Meanwhile, cookie sales are brisk, there are new recipes to try and lots of company stopping by Hannah’s condo. Delores and Hannah’s sisters came up with a wedding gift Hannah never expected.

This is the twenty-first book in the Hannah Swenson series. I did suspect the killer but not until near the end. I also had a theory about a twist at the end and was completely wrong. There is a twist but not one that I saw coming. It will be hard to wait for the next installment of Hannah’s newly married life.

Recipes are included, of course: banana cream pie, oven French toast, orange fudge cookies, whippersnappers, tropical angels, brownie candy, chicken stroganoff and noodles, cheesy beer muffins, butterscotch crunch cookies, cheese pops, pretzel patties, cheese and sausage breakfast bake, citrus sugar cookies, turkey stack sandwiches, corn chowder with some heat, salted caramel bar cookies, orange marmalade bar cookies, cheese pepperoni bites, peach muffins, peanut butter cheesecake with chocolate sauce, cherry cookies with Cheerios and pumpkin scones with sugar cinnamon glaze. Now aren’t you hungry?

To enter to win a copy of Banana Cream Pie Murder, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “banana,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 25, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble and a Kindle. You can find several of Sandra’s short stories at Untreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur,” included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now. Look for Denali, in the anthology Dogs and Dragons.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debbie Price March 11, 2017 at 7:50am

I have always enjoyed this series. The new recipes sound good. Thank you for the chance to win this.


2 Lynn March 11, 2017 at 9:54am

Sounds interesting – like the cover!


3 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
March 11, 2017 at 12:58pm

I really want to read this book! The recipes are always so delicious.


4 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
March 11, 2017 at 12:59pm

I really want to read this book! The recipes are always so delicious. Thank you for the chance.


5 Joan Brinner
Twitter: @Craftyjunebug
March 11, 2017 at 4:36pm

I love Joanne Fluke! I’ve been a fan for a while and I’d be thrilled to add this to my collection. Thank you for the chance


6 Jennifer Hansen March 11, 2017 at 6:50pm

Love her books since I always get some new recipes to try!

parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com


7 Pam March 11, 2017 at 9:12pm

Thanks for this chance to read!


8 Donna Gantt March 12, 2017 at 5:41am

Love the books and the TV movies! Thanks!


9 Doward Wilson March 12, 2017 at 9:26am

Thanks for a chance to win.


10 Debbie E
Twitter: @debbi_erickson
March 12, 2017 at 10:28am

I love this series -and the recipes are always a nice bonus!


11 Pam Priborsky March 12, 2017 at 11:28am

Love Joanne Fluke’s books!


12 Karen B March 12, 2017 at 2:56pm

I’ve only read a few of this series but they are always terrific! Looking forward to catching up.



13 Jess D March 13, 2017 at 4:01am

I love this series! Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com


14 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
March 13, 2017 at 6:25am

I am enjoying the Hallmark versions of these books! I would LOVE to win! Thanks for offering this chance! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com


15 Lorraine Bowen March 13, 2017 at 1:39pm

Would love to read.
raineybird at Yahoo.com


16 Dianne Casey March 16, 2017 at 5:56pm

I really like this series and can’t wait to read more about Hannah. Looking forward to reading.


17 Sharon Boggess March 18, 2017 at 10:53pm

I love these books which I have read them all except this one!


18 Debra Christofferson March 18, 2017 at 11:07pm

Love Joanna Fluke books ever since picking up my first on in audio at the local library in Tempe, AZ. Caught up quickly! Loved “Hannah’s” first movie too, and looking forward the new one:) debbiechristofferson at Earthlink for net. No spaces or dots or hyphens.


19 Debbie March 18, 2017 at 11:18pm

Always enjoy the Hannah mysteries. Would love to win this book.


20 Alisha Collins March 18, 2017 at 11:30pm

I absolutely love this series!! Thank you so much for the chance at one of the books!


21 Teresa Randels March 18, 2017 at 11:58pm

I can’t wait to read this book!


22 Ginger March 19, 2017 at 1:26am

Can’t wait to read the latest Hannah mystery and try the new recipes! Thank you for the chance to win this book.


23 Evelyn March 19, 2017 at 4:21am

Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to reading the latest installment.


24 Heidi Arkenbout March 19, 2017 at 5:06am

I love this series! Thank you for having this great give-away!


25 Kathy Affholter March 19, 2017 at 5:14am

Can’t wait for this book to be available at my library. Love the story and absolutely love trying the recipes.


26 Jo Ann Nunnally March 19, 2017 at 5:22am

Have read all books so far! Currently reading Wedding Cake Murder. Would so LOVE to have this!!!


27 Melissa March 19, 2017 at 5:29am

I went to see Joanne Fluke last year in Sarasota, FL. It was such a fun event! I really look forward to each and every new Hannah adventure and this was a fantastic attention grabbing synopsis.

For anyone who doesn’t have Joanne Fluke’s cookbook… make sure you grab that right away too!


28 Liz Bila March 19, 2017 at 5:57am

Love this series! Thank you for a chance to win.


29 Jennifer Clements March 19, 2017 at 7:01am

I love Hannah and all her recipes. I have read every book up to this one. Can’t wait to read it!!


30 Bobbie March 19, 2017 at 7:34am

I love these books! Have been reading them for years have also gotten other people on Hannah! Would love to end this with my other Hannah books.


31 Sarah Rhoten March 19, 2017 at 7:50am

Love the Hannah Swenson books


32 sara orlowski March 19, 2017 at 8:47am

I cannot wait to read this new addition to my favorite series!!


33 Holly Calhoun March 19, 2017 at 9:27am

Great series! And banana anything sounds so good.


34 Cheryl Harding Smith March 19, 2017 at 10:11am

read all your books in this series but this one and one before..would love to get this


35 Margo Sue
Twitter: @MargoSue
March 19, 2017 at 10:57am

I always love Hannah’s adventures – and the twists just keep on coming. Can’t wait to read this one.


36 Marie N. March 19, 2017 at 12:35pm

Have read every single book in this series at least once! And have made many of the recipes. We are BIG Hannah fans! Thank you!


37 Charlene Radcliff March 19, 2017 at 3:00pm

Love this series. Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the contest.


38 Beverly Heitke March 19, 2017 at 5:17pm

LOVE anything Hannah Swenson! Absolutely agree that the recipes are fantastic! I would love to win a copy of this book, it will join other Lake Eden books on my shelves – after a good read!


39 sue mccormick March 19, 2017 at 5:52pm

i so wish i could win this book I love the series but havent been able to find the last 2 in my area.


40 sue mccormick March 19, 2017 at 5:54pm

i would so love to have this book can’t find this or wedding cake in my area..ty xo


41 melenie March 19, 2017 at 6:35pm

I love all of the hannah Swenson books and movies
Thank you for this opportunity to win ?


42 Melissa March 19, 2017 at 6:39pm

I love this series and can’t wait to read the latest book. Thanks for the chance to win!


43 PattyW
Twitter: @b5sycop
March 19, 2017 at 8:08pm

I enjoy this series very much. I would love to read this one.


44 Judy Tucker March 19, 2017 at 8:57pm

Would love to own and read this book. Love cozy mysteries and guessing the ending.


45 Judy Tucker March 19, 2017 at 8:59pm

Would love to own and read this book. Cozy mysteries and recipes to boot.can’t go wrong.


46 Louise Meyer March 19, 2017 at 9:48pm

Love Joanne Fluke’s books! Thank you for the chance to win this book!


47 Pamela Luce March 19, 2017 at 10:29pm

Love the Lake Eden characters and the recipes are yummy! Thank you for the opportunity!


48 Delbora Dixon-Green March 20, 2017 at 12:10am

Would love to win this book. I have enjoyed reading these books and watching the television series featuring them.


49 Laura March 20, 2017 at 3:38am

Love this series


50 johnna smith
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
March 20, 2017 at 1:40pm

This is such a fun series and there are always great recipes!



51 Ava Paracsi March 20, 2017 at 1:56pm

I have read every book from Joanna Fluke and love all the mishaps that Miss Swenson gets into-it would be a joy to have a copy of this new book!!
Thank you


52 Michelle Fidler March 24, 2017 at 2:20pm

I love this series! One of my favorites.


53 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
March 26, 2017 at 11:56pm

Joanna Fluke sounds like she writes a fun and very cute cozy in this title. Thanks for the review.
Marilyn ewatess@yahoo.com


54 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
March 28, 2017 at 10:18am

We have a winner!


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