Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1)
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 b
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However, having read all but the latest (Key Lime Pie Murder, which I am still debating whether or not to read) in the series, I have to say that the series is not that great. The latter books were written more rece...more
Hannah Swensen, the main character, while not as pretty as her sister Andrea, or her mother, for that mat...more
The Good- It was a quick, easy read. I didn't know who the murderer was and was slightly surprised when finding it out. The recipes look delicious that were added, very cute idea! And lastly, it's good to read someone else has the same belief as I do, "Chocolate can cure just about anything!" :)
The Bad- The characters are a bit annoying, the story highly unrealistic, the main ch...more
The cast of characters are delightful, and although it is a "murder mystery", it is so cozy and light...more
It started okay and then there was the addition of a chocolate chip cookie recipe... a little gimmicky, but okay.
The characters could have been much more likeable. The main character admittedly lacks tact, which could be humorous (but I found the remarks she was making in her mind about an overweight person distasteful). The sister uses her female charms to manip...more
I found the fact that the main character was a baker very entertaining. It made me want to run to my nearest bakery every time I read what newest cookie recipe Hannah would be preparing. The characters are also very amusing, but of course, Moishe m...more
I am very glad I downloaded this book and stuck through the first two chapters. I became sucked in to trying to figure out the mystery as we...more
Today whe i read this book Hannah was still...more
I enjoyed the character of Hannah Swenson. Hannah owns a bakery/coffee shop known as "The Cookie Jar"--hence the title of the book. Hannah is a person well-liked in the community, but has family relationships (part...more
"...a mystery which includes a bloodless crime and contains very little violence, sex or coarse language...The character solving the crime is often an amateur sleuth who becomes involved for personal reasons"
What I loved the most about this book (awesome recipes aside - Regency Ginger Cookie anyone?) was that it was set in a cutesy little village and had quaint little...more
Fluke's dialogue is unbelievable at best. Nobody talks like this! "Mother, Moshie just spilled his food. I have to go!" For real? The cat spilled his dry food and this is an emergency situation that is good enough for a nosy mom to accept as hang-up worthy? I kept reading only because I had nothing else to read and I do love a good c...more
The “hook” for this series is the inclusion of recipes, usually which have to do something with the title (I say this only based on my reading of two books so it may in no way be construed as fact). This...more
There's no romance in this book,...more
There's a series with this main character, Hannah, and I liked her...more
Hannah Swensen is the most popular baker in Lake Eden. Hannah bakes the best cookies in town, and everyone makes sure to tell her this throughout the whole book. Not like Hannah needs their compliments, because she thinks she’s the Cookie Queen as well. She even goes far as to complain about the caterer’s cookies at the bigges...more
There were some significant problems with the story's believability/realism as well as the prose. It was very choppy, the prose and dialogue just did not flow, especially at the beginning of the book. At times, it bordered on "She did this, then she did that, then this happened." At one point, the author dug out her thesa...more
The story is like most of the others in the series, only you get to see everyth...more
Oh, how much I wanted to like this book... I really did. I like to read a good mystery on a nice winters day when I don't have anything better to do than lay in bed. And perhaps I would enjoy have enjoyed it if there was any other female lead than Hannah Swensen.
Hannah Swensen was one of the most annoying female leads I have ever read. She was like a crazy mix of that friend you have that always thinks that she sucks and is too fat and...more
While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public sch...more