Monday, April 30, 2012
Review: Cinnamon Roll Murder
I've been waiting months for this book to come out, and I wasn't disappointed. It was yummy.
Unfortunately, Fluke has gotten into a bit of a rut when it comes to disposing with Hannah's competition for the hearts of Mike and Norman. The last two women Mike "kept company" wound up dead, so when Dr. Bev walked onto the scene in the last book I fully expected her to meet an untimely demise in Cinnamon Roll Murder. But to my great pleasure she broke her mold in a spectacular fassion. Whatever the oposite of knocking someone off is exactly what she did, and it resulted in some of Hannah's best detective work yet.
The plot was creative
My only complaint, if it can even be called that, was Cinnamon Roll Murder was very story driven. It was an amazing story, but not all the players fit into it. This was very much a Hannah and Normal story with natural cameos by Deloris and the sisters Swensen. However, the total absence of Hannah's neices left me scratching my head. It was like they pulled a disapearing dog trick alla The Brady Bunch.
Mike was also religated to a supporting role, but in his case it was a breath of fresh air to have him not be involved in the romantic drama for once.
All in all I would highly recomend Cinnamon Roll Murder to any reader and consider it a good jumping on point for readers who are new to the series.