Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
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
I heart this genre so much; it walks the tightrope between good old-fashioned, small town, hardboiled noir and straight up cutie patootie-ness.
It's a great break from all the really sad, serious stuff going on around the world and in books, and is a gentle reminder of better days gone by.
Think summertime, a warm breeze passes you by as you're sitting under a beautiful old oak tree reading a comfo ...more
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
Oh HAIL to the NO!!
Did we really stop being monkeys to evolve into reading, thinking beings to read this shit?
A monkey could have written a better story.
A monkey could have solved this mystery without Idiot #1 and Idiot #2.
A monkey police officer wouldn't have made his untrained family member solve the crime for him.
In other words, when it comes to this book, we might as well go back to armpit-scratching and poo-throwing because it is that braincell-stealing dumb.
(Yes, I admit I shoul ...more
This was a stupid purchase – and a stupid thing to read, for that matter, but I did want something brainless in the middle of my Big Giant Fantasy Series. I got it. It is the first in the Hannah Swenson mystery series, which I didn’t know when I started it. I eventually caught on as the main character reacted to discovering her very first corpse. (She said something to the effect of not making a habit out of discovering bodies ...more
Hannah runs a cookie shop in a small town, and her main sources of worry are her mother, who constantly tries to match her with any widowed/divorced man in town, and her younger sister, who takes advantage of her state of single-woman-in-her-late-twenties making her babysit her daughter on a daily basis. Never in her whole life she would imagine that one day, right after opening up her cute, small, cookie shop, she will ...more
Hannah Swensen, the main character, while not as pretty as her sister Andrea, or her mother, for that mat ...more
You know how you know something isn’t good for you, but you’re still all like . . . .
Yeah. That’s pretty much this book. After all, it is the story of the local cookie shop owner who gets recruited by her brother-in-law (who just so happens to be
I've read other books in Joanne Fluke's 'Hannah Swensen' series so it was interesting to backtrack and read 'book one' for the first time.
Hannah Swensen - a tall, attractive redhead - leaves graduate school and returns home to Lake Eden, Minnesota for family reasons. Hannah decides to stay in town and opens 'The Cookie Jar' bakery and café. Hannah's mom and two sisters live in Lake Eden and often become involved in her amateur investigations.
This book features Hannah's mom Dolores - who owns a ...more
It is not as simple as creating delicious new recipes. No, every time Hannah thinks she has a bead on the murderer, yet another s ...more
Read~August 30, 2010
3 1/2 Stars
In a way, I was hoping to NOT like this book, because I so do NOT need to be starting another series. Sigh. There goes another wish ungranted, because....
I really LIKED this book. The characters are hilarious, the story/mystery is fun and challenging and the recipes are..pardon the pun..to DIE for!!! ;-)
Hannah is a delightful heroine, and the cast of characters that come along wi6th her and equally delightful! AND, I didn't know "who-dun-it"!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!!!
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
The 1st book in the Hannah Swensen series. This book also includes recipes for the yummy treats Hannah serves at her bakery.
A quick and easy read. Great for fans of cozy mysteries. Especially ones with a small town setting and lots of food talk.
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
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
I didn't think I'm cut out for reading cozy mysteries, this book proved me wrong - what fun I had from reading this book!
The writing is solid and strong and the pacing is just right. Even though the first murder case comes right at the beginning, the author did an amazing job of developing AND making the plot more twisty and complex, I was kept engaged in the story, I read the latter half in one sitting. The author's wicked sense of humor ...more
The book felt super disjointed. Hannah bemoans being the 'ugly sister,' hints at some brains (just shy of her doctorate, unless I misunderstood?), and hands out free cookies like she hopes to give the entire down diabetes.
Heck, the entire town might already have diabetes the way they flock to her cookie shop.
Anyway, so a murder happens and Hannah's idiotic brother-in-law convinces her to help him sol ...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
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While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public sch ...more