The long-running Hannah Swenson cozy mystery series has recently published it’s 26th book called, Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. I’m sure you’ve seen this book around on bookstagram. Or, as of yesterday, was on the receiving end of many random book photos in friends’ Instagram chats because I’m just so in love with the cover! Unfortunately, Canadian book prices are insane compared to other countries, so I was very fortunate to have been gifted this book as part of a Secret Santa gift exchange by a friend. That & she was also tired of hearing me talk about or debating if I should give into temptation & purchase it. Also, a funny story, because I was about to pull the trigger into buying this, my friend was forced to reveal her identity & my gift, which was making its way over to me. Anyway, I promise I’m not a horrible person to have on a Secret Santa gift exchange. But when it comes to adorable books with dreamy covers, you may want to run or have the patience of an angel.
While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele’s love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah’s advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she’s not willing to share. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah’s bakery . . .
The befuddled John Doe can’t recall a thing about himself—except for his unusual knowledge of restoring antique furniture. With a smattering of clues and barely enough time to frost Christmas cookies, Hannah must solve a deadly puzzle that could leave her dashing through the snow for her life!