(From the publisher):
The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July — but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen’s bake shop, The Cookie Jar...
Hannah Swensen thought she’d finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he’s just bought a house from local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf — which he plans to tear down in order to build the dream home he and Hannah designed. It seems the plan has been cooking for quite some time, and Hannah’s shocked. Especially since her ring finger is still very much bare...
The good news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down house is full of antiques — and Norman has given Hannah and her mother first dibs. They uncover some gorgeous old furniture, a patchwork quilt... and Rhonda Scarf’s dead body. Not exactly what they were looking for. A little more sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two — and one of The Cookie Jar’s famous lemon meringue pies. It’s obvious Rhonda was expecting someone for dinner — perhaps one of the men she was secretly dating. Now it’s up to Hannah to turn up the heat — and get busy tracking down clues. Starting in her very own kitchen...
Original title: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Cozy Mysteries