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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 1)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Hannah Swensen, Bk 1 Author:Joanne Fluke Take one amateur sleuth. Mix in some eccentric Minnesota locals. Add a generous dollop of crackling suspense, and you've got the recipe for this delicious new mystery series featuring Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are almost as tart as her mouth and whose penchant for solving crime is definitely stir... more »ring things up.
Hannah Swenson already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can't get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer. But if she doesn't watch her back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp.« less
This is the first book in the Hannah Swenson Mystery series... after reading it, I couldn't stop reading the rest of the series. The books are very well written, and the fist book launched the series very well.
Renee L. reviewed Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
I am now hooked on Joanne Fluke's books! And I have tried a few of her recipes (Peanut Butter Melts, Little Snowballs, Pecan Chews), and they were all EXCELLENT cookies. I'm keeping this book for the recipes AND the reading!
This looked like a series I would like so I actually started with the first in the series! By using the website Fantastic Fiction, I was led to the series of Hannah Swensen, cookie baker/store owner. Hannah lives in a small town of about 300 people in Minnesota. During tourist season, it about 4 times that size but after Labor Day, it is just the "regulars". Hannah owns and operates The Cookie Jar where the only sold other than cookies is coffee and tea. On her way to open the store, she notices a few unusual things but the worst is walking back to her vehicle seeing the driver for Cozy Cow Dairy shot to death in his delivery truck. Her brother-in-law, Bill, the local sheriff's detective asks her to help him figure out why Ron (the driver) was shot. In doing so, Hannah learns more than she ever wanted to know about Lake Eden's residents. Then she and her sister, Andrea, discover the body of the owner of Cozy Cow and all the citizens wonder if some maniac has chosen their little town to go on a killing spree. The book is full of surprises and twists, a bit of romance here and there and a shocking end. To make it even better, Ms. Fluke includes some yummy cookie recipes too! I am looking forward to reading all of this series. :)