By Joanne Fluke
Series: Hannah Swenson #1
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
on September 1, 2006
Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
Hannah Swensen already has her hands full, between dodging her mother's attempts to marry her off, and running Lake Eden, Minnesota's most popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. But when the Cozy Cow Dairy's beloved deliveryman is found murdered behind Hannah's bakery with her famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, Hannah sets out to track down a killer. The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. 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, her sweet life may get burned to a crisp.
I found this book while browsing the ‘Cheap Reads’ section of the Kobo e-book store and decided to give it a try. It turns out that it’s the first in a series of books.
This was a really fun, quick read about Hannah Swenson who owns a cookie store called The Cookie Jar and investigates a murder in small-town Lake Eden. It is full of recipes for the yummy cookies that are mentioned throughout the book.
There’s just something I love about reading stories set in small towns. They’re always full of such interesting characters and this book was no exception. The other thing I really liked about this book was the main character, Hannah. She’s smart, sarcastic and a cat lover.
If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted book about cookies and murder, I really recommend this one – but be warned that you may find yourself with a tremendous craving for cookies!