Banana Cream Pie Murder By Joanne Fluke: Review/Giveaway

Mar 11, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra 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.

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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.

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54 Comments

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

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  2. Sounds interesting – like the cover!

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

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

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  5. 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

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

    parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Thanks for this chance to read!

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  8. Love the books and the TV movies! Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for a chance to win.

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

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

    kpbarnett1941@aol.com

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

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

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  14. Would love to read.
    raineybird at Yahoo.com

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  15. I really like this series and can’t wait to read more about Hannah. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  17. 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.

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

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

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  20. I can’t wait to read this book!

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

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

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  23. I love this series! Thank you for having this great give-away!
    Heidiark@yahoo.com

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

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

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  26. 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!

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

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

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  29. 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.

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  30. Love the Hannah Swenson books

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

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  32. Great series! And banana anything sounds so good.

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  33. read all your books in this series but this one and one before..would love to get this
    greeneyes2755(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  35. 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!

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

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  37. 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!

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

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

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  40. I love all of the hannah Swenson books and movies
    Thank you for this opportunity to win ?
    Mdwamack@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  48. Love this series

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

    johnnabooks(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  50. 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

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  51. I love this series! One of my favorites.

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

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  53. We have a winner!

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