cover image Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Joanne Fluke. Kensington, $26 (356p) ISBN 978-0-7582-8040-4

Bestseller Fluke’s lively 18th Hannah Swensen mystery (after 2014’s Blackberry Pie Murder) finds the Lake Eden, Minn., baker a murder suspect, after she discovers the dead body of Judge Colfax in his chambers. She has solved plenty of crimes in the past, but can she clear herself? Fortunately, family lawyer Howie can keep her out of jail, and her relatives can operate the bakery while Hannah searches for the real killer. It takes a lot of digging to unravel the mystery of the murder of Judge Colfax, but fortunately she can rely on the help of sisters Michelle and Andrea, as well as an assist from an exciting visitor from her past. In her spare time, Hannah always manages to come up with new recipes for loyal readers to try, close to 20 of them this time. Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied. Author tour. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.)