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  • Plum Pudding Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • Written by: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Plum Pudding Murder

Written by: Joanne Fluke
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
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The yuletide season in Lake Eden, Minnesota, guarantees a white Christmas, delectable holiday goodies from Hannah Swensen's bakery, The Cookie Jar - and murder. As a shadow hangs over her friends' Christmas wedding, Hannah's determined to cook a killer's goose before anyone else gets burned.

The Cookie Jar's busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time...for Christmas cookies, Hannah's own special plum pudding - and romance! Holiday orders are high, and Hannah's slated to provide dessert at the Reverend Knudsen's upcoming nuptials. She's busy as can be and loving it. She also gets a kick out of "Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot", a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. Larry thinks he's crazy like a fox with his wild business schemes, but this time, the entrepreneur may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Rumor has it that Larry's in the red - an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it - including his bitter ex-wife, his ex-partner's daughter, a woman he was wooing, and the Crazy Elf Tree lot's extremely exasperated investors.

©2009 H.L. Swensen, Inc. (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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Another fun read

Small town mystery hunting, perfect performance yet again, overall one of my top 10 books from this series

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  • Carla
  • 2009-10-31

What a Mistake

I'm not familiar with Joanne Fluke's work, but I am 2.5 hours into this book and I want to pull my hair out. I find her writing inane and frustrating. I keep hoping something will happen. Give me a plot, an interesting character, good editing, something! I am from MN and thought a holiday mystery would be fun this time of year, but this audio has left me angry for spending a credit on a whim.

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  • Miriam R. Crump
  • 2009-10-03

Plum Pudding Murder

As usual I was not disappointed in Ms. Fluke's newest book. Didn't know until the very end who dunnit!! I like her books and the narrater is great. The caracters just get better and better.

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  • AmyN
  • 2020-08-09

Good mystery. Too many recipes

I really enjoy these mysteries. However, interjecting recipes throughout the entire book is too much! This book especially, has too many! It becomes extremely annoying for those folks that don’t bake or eat sweets. Why not put them at the end of the book? I’ve listened to all the books in the series up to this one. The recipes have ruined the experience and this will be my last.

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  • JH
  • 2015-08-23

Avoid if possible.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator. It was awkward and awful. Too many pregnant pauses between the different characters.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not surprising but okay.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The transitions between characters was awkward because of the long pauses.

Could you see Plum Pudding Murder being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

NO

Any additional comments?

I usually enjoy Joanne Fluke, but this time I did not. There were too many repetitious statements and an unnecessary amount of explanation of the most obvious things.

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  • Haven
  • 2009-12-19

wonderful as usual

I love all her books! This is not a serious thought provoking book but the characters are fun and the plot is interesting. These are the perfect books as long as you are looking for a cheerful mystery full of good food. My advice for anyone needing a smile is to bake some cookies, brew some coffee and listen to this book.

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  • Mandy Lynn Curl
  • 2020-05-19

just ok

This is one of the mediocre books in this series,cI figured out who did it in 4 chapters

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  • HollyWood
  • 2018-11-11

One of my favorite series!

I love this series and can't wait to get to the next book. The narrator is consistent with the characters which keeps the feeling of the series through each book. #amateurdetective #suspenseful

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  • Jenni
  • 2016-12-15

Mystery & Recipes - a great combo

I love baking and reading mysteries and the Hannah Swenson series never disappoints. I thought I knew who did it and was surprised by the real murderer

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  • P. Miller
  • 2015-12-15

Enjoyable

I have enjoyed reading about the adventures of the Swensen girls for some time now and this was the first time I chose to use the Audible version and I was not disappointed.

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  • Christine
  • 2013-01-02

Enjoy this series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Easy listen, good story. I've enjoyed getting to know all of the characters in the series.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

Good pace to the story. Keeps to character "voices" well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

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