Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A murder mystery novel that makes you hungry?! You won't believe it until you read it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Rating: 5 stars
Picture: Goodreads

Meet Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, a local bakery in Lade Eden, Minnesota. Life is pretty good until the day she finds the delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy murdered behind her shop. To make matters worse, he was killed while eating her famous Chocolate Chip Crunch cookies.

Hannah can't help but try to find the killer. As she follows the leads, the list of suspects grows longer than she thought it would! Hannah soon learns that tracking down a killer is dangerous business.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is such a fun, easy read that will keep you guessing until the very end. While flying through the pages, it was easy to imagine myself walking along the streets of Lake Eden and stopping in the Cookie Jar for a quick cup of coffee and some of Hannah's famous cookies. I felt like I was going along with Hannah trying to find the killer.

Hannah is quite a brave character. Having no police training at all, she jumps feet first into helping her brother-in-law, Bill, investigate the murder. She is somebody I think I would be great friends with in real life. I think I would find myself hanging out at her shop quite a few days especially during the Minnesota winter.

There are two things I absolutely love about this novel. One is that she shares the recipes mentioned throughout the story. I made copies of the recipes and made myself a handy notebook to refer to. I already made the Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies! The second thing I love is the fact that Joanne Fluke lets her readers to contact her through an email she published on the back flap of the novel.

I swear if she happens to come anywhere close to Virginia, you can bet your behind I'm going to be in line to get her to sign my book!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy, adding it to my ever expanding list. :)