Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke Book Signing

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“Murder She Baked”

March 21, 2013 at Salt & Pepper Books in historic Occoquan, Virginia

On Thurdsay, March 21st, from 4 PM to 7 PM, Joanne Fluke will be at Salt & Pepper Books to sign copies of her newest book Red Velvet Cupcake Murder. Red Velvet cupcakes baked by the author will be served. Attendees may register to win a gift basket that includes a signed first edition of the Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, measuring spoons, measuring cups, cupcake pan, whisk, bowl scraper, apron, and recipe cards. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit our website at

Readers keep coming back for another helping of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanne Fluke’s cozy mysteries, featuring Minnesota bake shop owner Hannah Swensen and her delicious original recipes. In March 2013, Fluke and Hannah return with RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER, a hardcover caper with over 20 recipes interspersed throughout, including Tickled Pink Lemonade Cookies, Jamboree Muffins, Oatmeal Apple Pancakes, Guac Ad Hoc, Snappy Turtle Pie, and of course, Red Velvet Surprise Cupcakes. The Paula Deen of cozies, Joanne Fluke never fails to cook up culinary mysteries that are just as famous for their scrumptious excess of calories as for their eccentric characters and unexpected endings.

In RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER, the series’ sleuth suddenly finds the tables turned when her rival turns up dead and Hannah is the prime suspect. The sticky caper begins on a hot summer evening in Lake Eden, Minnesota. Hannah Swensen is serving her famous cupcakes at the Grand Opening celebration for the new Red Velvet lounge when an unexpected guest makes a splashy appearance: Hannah’s nemesis, Doctor Bev, who hasn’t been seen since she left town in shame two years before. But Bev doesn’t have too much time to stir things up before she’s murdered in cold blood on a hot summer night. The only clue the police have is the Red Velvet cupcake Bev ate right before she died—and the tranquilizers someone seems to have baked into it… (9780758280343, Kensington Publishing Company, $25.00)

Salt & Pepper Books is an independent bookstore in historic Occoquan, Virginia. We have a large selection of cookbooks, including books on kitchen basics, baking, soups, vegetarian meals, gluten-free recipes, international cuisines, and so much more. We carry many food writing titles and a growing inventory of culinary mysteries. The store also features an ever-changing variety of kitchen gifts from aprons to recipe cards to pepper mills. Please stop in and take a look where there’s a book for every cook…
Salt & Pepper Books is on the first floor of the Riverwalk Shops in Occoquan, Virginia. The building is located on the riverfront (125 Mill Street), next to the Route 123 bridge. There is plenty of free parking both in the lot next to the building and under the bridge.


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