By Joanne Fluke

Bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen has a gown to slot into and a date together with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden's new gymnasium, Heavenly our bodies. Dragging herself up and about on a frigid Minnesota morning for workout, of all issues, is undesirable adequate. getting to know the physique of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating within the gym's jacuzzi? ok, that is worse. Nor does it aid that there is a plate of The Cookie Jar's personal cream puffs garnishing the homicide scene.

Trying to slender the checklist of Ronni's enemies all the way down to fewer than part the town's woman inhabitants, Hannah has her plate complete. difficulty is, in terms of cookies--and to murder--there's regularly room for an additional. . .

"Foodie fanatics will devour up Fluke's comfortable. . . A fluffy mixture of chocolates and suspense." --Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining and sprinkled with tempting recipes. it is a candy deal with of a novel." --The celebrity Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

"A tasty treat." --Kirkus Reviews

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Pat 1/2 the dough into the ground of your ready pan. gentle it out along with your impeccably fresh palms. Unwrap the sweet bars and position them on best of the dough. (Make 2 rows with 2 sweet bars in every one row. holiday the 5th sweet bar in part lengthwise, and use it to fill within the ends of the rows. ) Pat the rest dough on best of the sweet bars, allotting it as lightly as you could. Use the again of a desk fork to make cross-hatches at the most sensible of the dough, the way in which you’d do with a peanut butter cookie. The little grooves the fork makes will carry the sugar. Sprinkle the quarter-cup sugar excessive of your pan as flippantly as attainable. Bake at 350 levels F. for 25 mins. The bars may be a little brown round the edges and nonetheless relatively white on best. Cool the sweet Bar Bar Cookies within the pan on a steel rack. believe the ground of the pan. in the event you can conveniently position your hand opposed to the ground and it’s now not too scorching to carry, seize the foil and raise the bars out of the pan. reduce them into brownie-sized items whereas they’re nonetheless hot. position the squares on a plate and serve. every body will love those a piece hot from the oven, yet they’ll additionally love them chilly. 161 bankruptcy Fifteen She made the try, yet after ten mins of hoping that it will probably recover, Hannah positioned down her chopsticks. chinese language chook salad with low-cal ranch dressing simply wasn’t excellent. She must have made her personal with raspberry vinegar, a bit olive oil, and a superb sugar replacement. To cover the truth that she wasn’t consuming, she alternated among relocating bean sprouts round on her plate and taking notes within the brand-new shorthand computing device she’d all started for Ronni’s homicide. “What’s fallacious with Moishe? ” Andrea requested as Moishe gave a howl from the kitchen. “I don’t recognize. I crammed his Kitty Valet while I acquired domestic, so i do know he’s bought lots of foodstuff and water. ” “Rowwwww! ” one other yowl hit their ears, louder and extra lengthy than the 1st. “Something’s bothering him,” Norman stated, getting up from his seat at the sofa. “He sounded particularly dissatisfied. I’ll pass see what’s improper. ” Michelle leaned just about Hannah. “Norman loves him,” she acknowledged. “Norman loves Hannah,” Andrea stated, correcting their more youthful sister. “Where’s the yardstick, Hannah? ” Norman referred to as out, poking his head round the nook of the kitchen doorway. “It’s both subsequent to the range, or leaning up opposed to the aspect of the counter via the window,” Hannah instructed him. “Did Moishe lose his duck’s foot back? ” “Yes. It’s in that little area among the broom closet and the fridge. ” “Good success fishing it out. occasionally it is going lower than the fridge and that i lose it. ” “I’ll get it. by no means worry. Moishe’s directing the entire operation for me. ” All 3 sisters laughed. And all 3 have been tempted to wake up and pass into the kitchen to monitor. yet they didn’t. they only sat there stress-free whereas Norman took care of the duck’s foot. “If it slips less than the fridge, must you circulation it to get out the duck’s foot? ” Michelle requested. “Yes, and that i don’t.

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