cover image Caramel Pecan Roll Murder

Caramel Pecan Roll Murder

Joanne Fluke. Kensington, $27 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4967-3608-6

Enthusiastic anglers are gathering in Lake Eden, Minn., for the Walleye Fishing Tournament in bestseller Fluke’s diverting 28th Hannah Swenson mystery (after 2021’s Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder). Sponsored by Wally Wallace, the legendary owner of a retail sporting goods empire, and featuring celebrity fishing expert Sonny Bowman, the star of Wally’s TV show devoted to fishing, the event promises to bring much-needed business to the Lake Eden Inn as well as to shops in town like Hannah’s bakery, the Cookie Jar. Sonny is secretly no expert, but surely that wasn’t a good enough reason for someone to murder the man in his boat, execution-style. Initially, there are no real leads, but that doesn’t stop Hannah, an experienced amateur sleuth, from investigating with the assistance of her sister, Andrea Todd, and the acceptance of Winnetka County Det. Mike Kingston. A good puzzle, lots of delicious recipes, and time spent with Hannah’s beloved fan-favorite cat, Moishe, more than make up for the mildly irritating cliffhanger ending. Fluke reinforces her place as the queen of culinary cozies. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.)