February 27, 2006
The mildly entertaining seventh Hannah Swensen mystery (after 2005's Sugar Cookie Murder) finds our heroine up to her usual tricks: keeping her hometown of Lake Eden, Minn., happily fed with tasty cookies, chatting with her precocious niece and, of course, sleuthing. A movie crew in search of a quaint Minnesota location has landed in Hannah's 'hood, and filming goes smoothly until the director, a womanizing tyrant, accidentally shoots himself on the set. But was his death really an accident? Of course not. Someone nabbed the unloaded prop gun and left another revolver in its place. Between baking batches of Double Flake Cookies and Angel Kisses, Hannah figures out whodunit. What she can't figure out is her personal life. Hannah still refuses to choose between her two beaux. Nerdy Norman and hunky Mike put up with her indecisiveness, but readers are likely to weary of Hannah's by now tedious shilly-shallying.