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Chocolate chip cookie murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery

by Fluke, Joanne, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Summary
Discover the delicious mystery that started it all! No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke's dessert-baking, red-haired heroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes one delicious clue at a time has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this limited edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds. 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, Minnesota'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. Who would have the sheer audacity and the motive to kill the most punctual delivery man Hannah ever had? Topping the list is the high school football coach. What exactly was his wife doing, making the rounds with the milkman? Could Max Turner, owner of Cozy Cow Dairy, have had a secret he didn't want to share with his top employee? The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. Why has Lake Eden's most prominent prodigal son, Benton Woodley, just resurfaced? And what about the mysterious Mr. Harris who seemed interested in buying the property next to the dairy, but then disappeared? This is one murder that's starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah's mouth. And if she doesn't watch her back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp. Filled with a healthy sprinkling of humor and a delightful assortment of nuts, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER serves up a great new mystery series and introduces a delicious, down-home sleuth that mystery readers will surely savor for years to come.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Independent-minded Hannah Swenson makes her debut in a cleverly plotted cozy, full of appealing characters and delicious cookie recipes. Returning after her father's death to her hometown of Lake Eden, Minn., Hannah opens her own shop, the Cookie Jar, where much of the town's gossip percolates along with the strong coffee. Early one morning, she finds the driver of a delivery truck shot dead in the alley behind her shop. Hannah's brother-in-law, Bill, the county's deputy sheriff, recruits her to help him chase down the culprit. A surprising number of suspects emerges, but due to her cafe business and catering of local social events, Hannah is admirably placed to hear all, see much and investigate a little. Motives ranging from blackmail to extortion abound, as do descriptions of clothing and shopping. Cat fanciers will appreciate knowing how Hannah found her cat, but separating the wheat of the significant from the chaff of the irrelevant can be challenging. Fluke also stretches the imagination when Bill leaves most of the sleuthing to Hannah and when the sheriff's men fail to discover a second body at the dairy where the first victim was employed. But these are minor lapses in a story satisfyingly packed with plot twists and red herrings. The Pecan Chews recipe is especially recommended. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Fluke, Joanne, 1943- Hannah Swensen mystery.
Features Hannah Swensen, manager of The Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota
#1 - Chocolate chip cookie murder
#2 - Strawberry shortcake murder
#3 - Blueberry muffin murder
#4 - Lemon meringue pie murder
#5 - Fudge cupcake murder
#6 - Sugar cookie murder
#7 - Peach cobbler murder
#8 - Cherry cheesecake murder
#9 - Key lime pie murder
#10 - Carrot cake murder
#11 - Cream puff murder
#12 - Plum pudding murder
#13 - Apple turnover murder
#14 - Devil's food cake murder
#15 - Cinnamon roll murder
#16 - Red velvet cupcake murder
#17 - Blackberry pie murder
#18 - Double fudge brownie murder
#19 - Wedding cake murder
#20 - Christmas caramel murder
#21 - Banana cream pie murder
#22 - Raspberry danish murder
#23 - Christmas cake murder
#24 - Chocolate cream pie murder
#25 - Coconut layer cake murder
#26 - Christmas cupcake murder
#27 - Triple chocolate cheesecake murder
Subjects Swensen, Hannah -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Bakers -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Kensington Books,2001
Language English
Description 324 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9780758215055
0758215053 (pbk.)
075820230X (pbk.) :
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