Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Review]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)

301 Pages
#1 in Hannah Swenson Mystery series
Published 2000

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. 

My Thoughts:
So technically, I'm not finished with the book. There is a novella called Candy For Christmas at the end.

I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the others. I was initially drawn because I was told it included recipes. Yeah, that's right, recipes within an actual book. This one included: Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies, Regency Ginger Crisps, Pecan Chews, Black and Whites, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights, Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies and Lovely Lemon Bar Cookies.

I really love all of Fluke's characters. She made such a range of characters and I feel that they all have such a good backstory to them. The way she unveiled them was amazing. She's a very talented writer. I am excited to see what other murders happen in the following books. I think I understand a lot of the community she wrote about because I'm from Minnesota and grew up in a very small town of 350 people. :)

Previous Review:
Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten [here]
Currently Reading:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain (Clamhouse November Book Club)


Victoria said...

i LOVE the secret life of cece wilkes, diane chamberlain is an amazing writer!

i have bossypants on my list already because i hear great things about it :)

happy friday!

Heather said...

I have this one on my wishlist! I'm glad to hear you liked it.

You'll love CeeCee Wilkes!

jennie said...

I love books about baking - especially ones that include the recipes! And I LOVE that you're reading Bossypants. I've read it three times and it's just as funny each time!