“Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder,” is the first book in Joanne Fluke’s very enjoyable Hannah Swensen mystery series.
Hannah Swensen the owner of The Cookie Jar, a very popular bakery in Lake Eden Minnesota, finds the most punctual milkman in Lake Eden murdered in his truck behind her bakery.
Ron had been shot in the chest and Hannah’s famous Chocolate Chip Crunches are scattered all over the floor of the truck and one cookie is still clutched in Ron’s hand.
Hannah decides that in order to clear her cookies reputation she’ll have to find out who killed Ron.
Is the murderer the high school football coach whose wife has been making the rounds with the milkman, or could it be Max Turner, owner of the Cozy Cow Dairy, who may have a secret he wasn’t willing to share with Ron?
Maybe it was the mysterious Mr. Harris who seemed so interested in the property next to the dairy and then disappeared?
And why has Benton Woodley returned to Lake Eden?
Whoever it may be, Hannah better watch her back or she could be the next victim.
Hannah Swensen mysteries are filled with humor, an assortment of nuts including some very human ones and some delicious cookie recipes.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY — “minor lapses in a story satisfyingly packed with plot twists and red herrings. The Pecan Chews recipe is especially recommended.”
LIBRARY JOURNAL — “This mystery is pleasant and easy to take.”
— Carol Briggs-