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Cherry pies & deadly lies, Darci Hannah

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Cherry pies & deadly lies
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Cherry pies & deadly lies
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Darci Hannah
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Cherry pies and deadly lies
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eng
Summary
Cherry enthusiast Whitney Bloom is furiously baking her way into the heart of Chicago with her fabulous cherry pies when she receives a desperate call from her mother. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival has just kicked off at the Cherry Orchard Inn in Door County, Wisconsin, and the manager of the Bloom family orchard has been found dead beneath the cherry blossoms. Worse yet, all evidence points to Whitney's father as the killer. After she races home to help, things really land in the pits for Whitney when she discovers that Jack MacLaren, her old high school nemesis, is Cherry Cove's only police officer. Putting her cherry-tastic treats on hold, Whitney matches wits against Jack. But will she have what it takes to clear her father's name and sift out the real Cherry Cove killer?
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  • Fired from her dream job at an ad agency after her rather unfortunate commercial aired during the Super Bowl, Whitney Bloom now runs an online cherry pie bakery, Bloom ’n’ Cherries! She quickly heads home to her family’s inn and cherry orchard in Cherry Cove, Wisconsin, when she learns the orchard’s manager was found murdered, and her hot-tempered father is the chief suspect. Jack MacLaren, her high-school nemesis, is the only police officer in town, so Whitney, along with her two best friends, decides to investigate to clear her father and save the family business. Complicating matters, her cheating former boyfriend, Tate, would like a second chance, and Whitney is beginning to become attracted to Jack, not to mention her anonymous online crush. Whitney is a well-drawn, sympathetic character, and the small-town frame, with a close-knit community and a cherry orchard, will appeal to cozy readers who enjoy Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries. Unfortunately, recipes for the delicious-sounding cherry baked goods are not included. -- O'Brien, Sue (Reviewed 5/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 17, p23)
  • Chicago baker Whitney Bloom, the narrator of Hannah’s diverting if flawed first novel and series launch, rushes back to her hometown of Cherry Cove, Wis., after receiving a phone call from her distraught mother. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival, held at the Bloom family’s Cherry Orchard Inn, is in jeopardy because the orchard manager, Jeb Carlson, has been murdered—and the chief suspect is Whitney’s father. Unfortunately, Whitney’s high school nemesis, Jack McLaren, who’s grown into quite the male specimen, is now the police detective handling the investigation, and he isn’t going to make proving her dad’s innocence any easier for Whitney. The book has a good basic story, but too many actions border on the ridiculous; for example, when Whitney grabs a hunting dog she’s never seen before and tries to pry open its jaws, fearing the animal just ate some poisoned pie, the dog doesn’t bark or bite her. Hannah displays enough talent to suggest she’ll do better next time. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 04/16/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 16, p)
  • A cherry aficionado must find a killer to save her parents' business. Whitney Bloom, who lost her job at a Chicago advertising agency when the feminine products ad she produced for the Super Bowl became a joke, supports herself by baking all things cherry and selling them through her online bakery, Bloom 'n' Cherries! Whitney rushes back to Cherry Cove, Wisconsin, where her parents own both a cherry orchard and The Cherry Orchard Inn, after a call from her mother reveals that their orchard manager, Jeb Carlson, has been murdered and her father is the No. 1 suspect. She's dismayed to find that the officer in charge of the case is her former high school nemesis, Jack MacLaren, who's been transformed from a weedy geek to a well-built hunk. Her father had been heard quarreling with Jeb, and his croquet mallet has been identified as the murder weapon. But Whitney resolves to prove that Baxter Bloom is no murderer despite Jack's order to butt out. One of the reasons Whitney's been avoiding Cherry Cove is her former boyfriend Tatum Vander Hagen, who broke her heart. In fact a plethora of strikingly handsome men distract her from her investigation. In addition to Jack and Tate, these include a wealthy friend of Tate and a charming Irish bartender. With the help of her high school best buds, Hannah and Tay, Whitney soon picks up on local gossip. The cherry wine her father and Jeb were secretly making has been stolen and her grandmother was having an affair with Jeb. Now all she has to do is solve the crime, win the prize for the best cherry pie, decide which of the handsome dudes to give her heart to, and avoid the killer who's targeting her. The first in an amusing new series features a fearless, reckless sleuth who unravels a complicated mystery while juggling her sex life and her future plans. (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2018)
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10665064
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Hannah, Darci
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813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
A very cherry mystery
Series volume
[1]
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Murder
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Cherry pies & deadly lies, Darci Hannah
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rdacontent
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1955341
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780738757803
Lccn
2017061036
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780738757803
  • (OCoLC)1006596988
Label
Cherry pies & deadly lies, Darci Hannah
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1955341
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780738757803
Lccn
2017061036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780738757803
  • (OCoLC)1006596988

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