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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (5)

  • ASIN: B00DRLXE5W
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; Reissue edition (April 11 2013)
  • Kindle: 2213 KB
  • Print: 289 pages




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 mystery series featuring Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are almost as tart as her comments and whose penchant for solving crime is definitely stirring things up.

While dodging her mother’s attempts to marry her off, Hannah runs The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden’s most popular bakery. But after Ron LaSalle, the beloved deliveryman from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery—with Hannah’s famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him—she’s determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, so 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.


Joanne Fluke is the multi-book New York Times bestselling Cozy Mystery author of over 20 novels in the Hannah Swensen Mysteries series. Like Hannah Swensen, she was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in sunny Southern California. She is currently working on her next Hannah Swensen mystery, "Coconut Layer Cake Murder" ( available on Amazon.com for pre-order NOW!) Readers are welcome to contact her at the following e-mail address; Gr8Clues@joannefluke.com, or by visiting her website at www.JoanneFluke.com.


REVIEW:
I love culinary mysteries!
This was a good story with solid characters. The protagonist, Hannah, is a likable lady with a good head on her shoulders. I like the dynamics with her and the other characters. You know right off the hop that she is a no-nonsense kind of girl though. She gets wrapped up in something that I often wondered why she was involved. Why didn't the Sherriff tell her to butt out... impeding investigation and all that stuff? That frustrated me a little. There is no cop on Earth that will let a baker, sorry, cookie baker get involved and investigate a murder. 
But I digress....
I still liked the whodunnit. 
I also really liked the recipes. I even baked the Regency Ginger Crisps. They are amazing, F.Y.I!!
I look forward to continuing on with the series, and seeing what Hannah gets herself into next!


3.5/5








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Comments

  1. I love the look of these. And now I want cookies!!!

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  2. I enjoyed this book too! I grew up in Minnesota, so it was fun to read a cozy taking place there.

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  3. I've been a fan of the series since book one. I'll admit, I'm reading the series more out of habit these days. But there are some fun books ahead of you.

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  4. I've enjoyed this series, but the last couple of installments I've wanted different outcomes for Hannah....The cookies look really good!

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