Chocolate Cream Pie Murder: New Excerpt

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Hannah Swensen Mystery #24

February 26, 2019

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder is the next mystery in Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen Mystery series. In only weeks, Hannah Swensen goes from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife, and meanwhile, a deadly mystery unfolds in Lake Eden.

CHAPTER 4

“Sit down, Hannah,” Mike instructed, gesturing toward the couch. “Mayor Bascomb called me and he wanted me to get in touch with you immediately. He said he tried to call you, but he couldn’t get through. That’s one of the reasons I asked Earl to lead us out here.”

Hannah drew a sigh of relief. At least Mike’s important news didn’t involve Ross! “What did the mayor want, Mike?”

“He said he got a call from the head of programming at KCOW-TV this morning.”

“On a Sunday?”

Mike nodded. “Yes. He said it was important and then he asked me if I could contact you. That’s one of the reasons I came out here with Michelle and Lonnie.”

“What did Mayor Bascomb want?”

“He wants you to host a series of interviews to be filmed at The Cookie Jar.”

“That sounds interesting.”

“It is and that’s not all. KCOW is going to rerun the movies that are set in Minnesota at a Minnesota Movie Festival. And the festival will be held right here in Lake Eden. The mayor wants to know if you’ll agree to host those interviews or whether you’d rather not do it. He also asked me to remind you that having KCOW-TV’s movie festival here would do wonders for the businesses in Lake Eden.”

Hannah began to smile. “Of course I’ll do it. It should be fun.”

Mike held up his hand. “Don’t jump in quite yet, Hannah. I’m supposed to tell you that KCOW-TV is running a marathon of the movies right before the festival, and they’re going to ask their viewers to call in and say which movie they liked best.”

“Oh.” Hannah felt her anxiety begin to grow. “Are they going to run Crisis in Cherrywood?”

“Yes, they are. And they’re going to invite all the movie producers, including Ross. They got his number and called him this morning.”

“And . . . what did he say?” Hannah asked, giving a little gulp of dismay.

“Ross wasn’t there. His wife answered the phone and they left a message for Ross to contact them.”

Hannah swallowed again, this time with difficulty. “Do you think Ross will actually come here to Lake Eden to be interviewed?”

“Your guess is as good as mine, Hannah.”

Hannah did her best to stay calm. “What if Ross comes here for the interview?”

Mike shrugged. “If Ross shows up here, it won’t be pretty. I heard some people at church talking about what they’d like to do to him. Nobody in Lake Eden likes him now. As a matter of fact, some people actively hate him for what he did to you.”

“I know, but do you think anyone would actually do anything to . . . to hurt Ross?”

“It’s a distinct possibility.”

“What do you think they’d do?” Hannah held her breath, waiting for Mike’s answer.

“They might fight with him, punch him a couple of times for hurting you.”

“But would they actually . . . kill Ross?”

Mike thought about that for a moment. “Maybe, but I doubt that it would go that far.”

Hannah drew a relieved breath. “That’s what I thought. Do you think someone should warn Ross that he might get hurt if he comes back here?”

“Yes.” Mike gave her an assessing look. “Do you want his home number so that you can warn him?”

“No! I meant what I told you the last time we talked about Ross. I never want to speak to him again!”

“Then who do you want to do it?”

“I . . . I’m not sure. All I know is that I don’t want to do it.”

“How about me? Do you want me to warn him?”

Hannah gave a little nod. “Yes. That would be best, Mike. And it might be best to do it in an official capacity and not as my friend. That way your warning would carry more weight.”

“I agree. I’ll call him from the sheriff’s station as soon as this storm stops.”

Hannah was so grateful, she felt like throwing her arms around him and giving him a big hug. “Thank you, Mike,” she said instead. “It’s not really Ross that I’m worried about. It’s just that I’d hate one of my friends here to get in trouble for fighting with Ross . . . or even worse.”

“I understand.” Mike glanced over at Lonnie and Norman to see if they were listening. Then he turned back to Hannah. “You still love Ross, don’t you.”

It was more of a statement than a question, and Hannah knew she had to be honest. “It’s hard to stop loving someone, even when you know it’s impossible. I still love Ross and I wish that things could be different, but I know I can’t ever be with him again.”

Mike reached over to pat her shoulder. “I know what it’s like to love someone and wish that things were different. I still feel that way about my wife. It’s been three years and every now and then, I wake up in the morning and turn over to hug her. And then I realize that she isn’t here anymore.”

Hannah felt the urge to hug him again, but patted his hand instead. “I’m so sorry, Mike. I guess you never quite get over something like that.”

“You’ll never forget it, but you have to put it behind you, Hannah. I have. There’s a future out there for both of us.”

“You’re right, but I’m not sure how to put it behind me.”

“I can’t be sure that my way will work for you, but I’ll tell you what works for me. I keep busy, I have my work, and I have my friends. Try keeping busy at work and enjoy your friends. Don’t dwell on it and keep actively involved in your life. You can get over this, Hannah. You’re a strong woman and I know you can.”

“Hey, guys . . .” Lonnie broke into their conversation.

“What’s so serious?”

“We’re talking about Ross and how he might be coming back to Lake Eden,” Mike replied.

“What?!” Norman looked completely shocked.

Hannah turned to Mike. “If you don’t mind, you can tell them about it while I help Michelle in the kitchen.”

Mike patted her shoulder again. “Go ahead. You probably need a break. And besides, I’m getting really hungry.”

Hannah laughed and got up from the couch. She heard Mike start to tell Lonnie and Norman what Mayor Bascomb had told him, and she escaped to the kitchen.

“What did Mike want?” Michelle asked when Hannah came through the kitchen doorway.

Hannah knew she needed a few moments to compose herself before she told Michelle the news. “Let’s get dinner all ready to go and we’ll have a cup of coffee while I tell you about it. Do we have anything for a salad?”

“Yes, and it’s in the refrigerator. You had a big package of fresh baby spinach and some cooked bacon. I just whipped up a sweetened cream dressing and put it in the bottom of your salad bowl. Then I washed the spinach and put it on top of the dressing. I gave the bacon a little more time in the microwave to crisp it up, crumbled it over the top, and sprinkled on some chopped red onion. We can mix it up at the table and fill individual salad bowls.”

“Sounds wonderful. You must have been busy.”

“Not really. I still had time to make an appetizer and it’s almost ready to come out of the oven.”

Hannah was amazed. Michelle had wasted no time completing their meal. “I thought you were going to make Mike’s pâté.”

“I did, but I made something else, too.”

“What?”

“French Baked Brie With Bread Knots.”

“I had Brie in my refrigerator?”

“No, Mother had it in her refrigerator and I brought one of the small wheels of Brie with me.”

Hannah began to grin. “Don’t tell me you raided Mother’s refrigerator!”

“Not exactly. Doc told me to take anything we’d need, that Georgina offered to keep the Red Velvet Lounge open for everyone in the building and the chef agreed to stay, too. Everyone will be eating down there until the storm is over. I found one of Mother’s big grocery bags and filled it with all the stuff I thought we might want, and that’s what I was carrying when I came in.”

“I lucked out with the Ultimate Strawberry Bundt Cake. I had everything I needed in the . . .” Hannah stopped speaking as she realized that her cake was no longer on the cooling rack. “Where is it? I should put it in the refrigerator.”

“It’s in there already. I knew you’d want to frost it and it had to chill first. We’ll let it sit in there until we’re through eating and then we’ll take in the coffee while we frost it.”

“Perfect!” Hannah complimented her sister. “You thought of everything, Michelle.”

“Not quite. I was so busy gathering up groceries, I forgot to bring along the pajamas that Mother said she’d let me borrow.”

“That’s okay. You can borrow a pair of mine. They’ll be too big, but they’ll do as long as you don’t wake up in the middle of the night and go out to the kitchen to make yourself a snack.”

Michelle looked puzzled. “What would be wrong with that?”

“It’ll take two hands to make a sandwich and if you don’t hold on to my pajama bottoms, they’ll fall right off on the floor!”

 

Copyright © 2019 Joanne Fluke.


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  184. Laura Lovejoy- Brunk

    I just started this series and im loving it !

  185. Renee Nash

    Never get tired of Hannah. Sounds like another good one!

  186. Katie Graff

    That was good! I found the movies first and now have fallen in love with the books!

  187. Mary Carter

    I’m ready for a new adventure!

  188. Bobbi W

    I enjoy the recipes but have to find out why Ross did Hannah so wrong.

  189. Hazel Leu

    Please let me win something this year. I want a copy!

  190. amberrose451

    I have been waiting for this book! Raspberry Danish Murder broke my heart for Hannah and although I LOVED Christmas Cake Murder I have been on pins and needles waiting for the conclusion. So excited!

  191. Marianne Whittaker

    This sounds like a fun read!

  192. Karlene Barger

    Does he love her – I want to know. How can she tell if he loves her so…? (Cute series.)

  193. Evelyn

    Would love to read!

  194. Karen Minter

    Love this series! This book sounds really yummy!

  195. Kate Baxter

    Ooh! This installment sounds delicious and deadly. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!

  196. Margo Sperandeo

    Can’t wait to read the entire book!!!!

  197. Betty Armstrong

    I can hardly wait to read this book. I am currently reading the Key Lime Pie Murder and can hardly wait until the end to find out who murdered Willa.

  198. Susan Morris

    Love, love, love these mysteries!

  199. Caren Luckie

    I love the Hannah Swenson series. Can’t wait for this one!

  200. Dan Carr

    My wife loves this series!

  201. Melinda Elaine Williamson

    I love all Joanna’s books and love the Hallmark movies, too! Keep them coming Joanna!

  202. Rhonda Barkhouse

    One of my favourite series. I can’t wait to read it. Nice cover.

  203. Jen Lonergan

    Joanne Fluke doesn’t disappoint! This series is definitely a page turner, and if you like to bake, there are recipes in the book too!

  204. Raelene Velez

    I enjoyed the excerpt. Looking forward to reading the entire novel📚

  205. LINDA WEBBER

    love love these books have all of them .CAN;T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE

  206. Suzanne Denys

    I love this series of books. I’m an avid mystery lover since the 80s and her books just are in that cozy genre that makes you just want to keep reading. Love it!

  207. Jan Phillip

    I have read all of Joanne Fluke’s books and made quite a few of the recipes in the books. I am looking forward to the newest!

  208. Lori Myers-Linguist

    Love the Hannah Swenson series! They never disappoint!

  209. Rhonda Gothier

    Would love this

  210. Penni

    You had me a Chocolate Cream Pie.

  211. Tricia Svejda

    Love this series!! Hannah is the best!

  212. JAMES Belcher

    Let’s get on to the part where the chocolate pie is.

  213. Teresa Warner

    Would love to be included!

  214. Robin Rabie

    I love this series!

  215. Tatumn

    Looks great!

  216. Connie Schaeffer

    I can not wait to see what Hannah is up to. I hope there will be an answer to a question I have! 🙂

  217. Robin Schonewetter

    Love her books and the recipes are good too.

  218. Vicki Andrew

    always looking for a good read to keep me company on my ride into work

  219. Sandy Klocinski

    The Hanna Swenson series is awesome! I love it! A delicious read!

  220. Barbara Bates

    Love Hannah!

  221. Christine Yaccarino

    I recently started listening to the audio book version of the Hannah Swenson series, and I am always on edge waiting to see or listen what will happen next. After finishing the last disk I run to the library to get the next. These stories make my long commute so much better.

  222. Cam Wingbermuehle

    Always a fun read!

  223. Joan Trotter

    Why can’t I live in Lake Eden????? It really sounds like my kind of place. Especially getting to know either Mike or Norman. Maybe it would help Hannah to make up her mind.

  224. CHARMAINE MASSIAH

    Love the series. Can’t wait to read on to see what happens next.

  225. Joshua Nuttall

    This sounds like yet another luscious tale. Been looking forward to it!

  226. Linda Jo Block

    You had me at “chocolate cream pie”

  227. jean Olaughlin

    I love the Hannah Swenson series. I also love all the recipes and writing about food. I must confess, I’m a foodie.

  228. Sheryl Sens

    I love Joanne Fluke’s books and her recipes are yummy (I’ve made several). I’m so excited for this book, thanks for this giveaway!

  229. Patricia Percle

    I can’t wait to read this but alas, it’s not at my library yet, and I don’t have a Kindle. Boo hoo. Can you help me out?

  230. Gail Nemetz

    Can’t wait to read it!

  231. Pamela Dearth

    I love these books. I have read them all and can’t wait to read all of this one.

  232. Polly Johnson

    Have only read a couple of these books. It’s time to get busy AND READ THEM ALL.

  233. Nicole Heath

    Excited for a new Hannah read!

  234. Dianna Young

    Would love to win! Thanx for the chance.

  235. Roxanna Buck

    This sounds really, really good!!!

  236. Rachel Briggs

    I love Hannah and this series, I look forward to each new release!

  237. Tracy Shafer

    Joanne is my favorite author! I would love a copy.

  238. Kathleen Kozlowski

    I hated the way that Hannah and Ross ended up. I hope Hannah finds happiness with a good guy.

  239. RD

    I would love a copy of Joanne Fluke’s book!

  240. HESTER MAYO

    It’s time to start reading!!

  241. vhowery

    Awesome giveaway . Love this series and looking forward to reading this.

  242. Joyce Benzing

    I like pie.

  243. Jill K. Porco

    As a foodie and mystery lover, I’m sure I would enjoy these books more when I’m not hungry!

  244. M Thompson

    Would love to win his book to see what the series is all about. Thanks

  245. Jane Schwarz

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  246. Caryn

    I just got the Nook Book. I can’t wait to read it.

  247. crystle tellerday

    my aunt loves these cozy mysteries

  248. Erin

    Just wanted to keep reading

  249. Kim Miller

    I never read this author. the book sounds perfect for these wintery days.

  250. Carolyn Bragg

    Sounds delicious!

  251. ViolinGeek

    Mmmmm. Now I want pie!!!

  252. Rachel Rachielles

    I had not heard of this series. Sounds interesting, and the title delicious!

  253. Holly Dyer

    looking forward to reading the new book as Hannah continues to recover from Ross

  254. Michelle Henriquez

    I would love to read this.

  255. c1nnamoncarter

    I’d love to read the book.

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  257. Johannah Brookwell

    I’d love to read this!

  258. Michelle Fidler

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  259. Michelle Fidler

    A favorite series. I’ve been reading them for years.

  260. Brenda Elsner

    This sounds like a great read!!! Can’t wait to read it!!

  261. Daniel M

    looks like a fun one

  262. Daniel Vice

    I would like this

  263. Shannon

    I like these kind of books, this makes me hungry.

  264. littlealma

    I love Hannah, this series and all the Hallmark movies that have been made from the books as well!! Now I want Chocolate Cream Pie, my favorite!!

  265. Buddy Garrett

    I am looking forward to reading this book and other books in the series.

  266. Sand Lopez

    Looking forward to reading this!

  267. Leela

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  268. Marilyn Higgins
  269. Lily Kwan

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  270. Sandra Slack

    I would love this book!

  271. Marie Walsh

    I love Hannah. She adapts so well to all situations. I wish I were so levelheaded. AND she makes me want to bake!

  272. Philip Lawrence

    I have to have this book since you have whet my appetite with my two favorite things, Chocolate Cream Pie and Murder!

    • Thisbe Schramm

      Always a fun read! I have enjoyed the series!

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