cover image Cinnamon Roll Murders

Cinnamon Roll Murders

Joanne Fluke, read by Suzanne Toren. Recorded Books, unabridged, nine CDs, 9.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4640-3295-0

Fluke’s 16th installment in her bestselling Hannah Swensen series finds the smalltown baker turned sleuth investigating the murder of a member of a jazz band called Cinnamon Roll Six. As the investigation proceeds, Hannah discovers that her own life and relationships are somehow tied to the case. Narrator Suzanne Toren turns in a fun, engaging performance that captures both the essence of Fluke’s characters and the spirit of this cozy mystery. Additionally, Toren ably reads the book’s corresponding recipes after the novel’s conclusion—which will please fans of the series—leaving listeners entertained, but feeling as if they’ve just gained five pounds. A Kensington hardcover. (Mar.)