Friday, May 16, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Rating: 1.2.1

Recommended audience: Adult, but some teens might like it

Category: Cozy mystery

Review: 4/5

Hannah Swensen is the late twenty-something owner of a bakery called "The Cookie Jar". She is single, much to the dismay of her widowed mother, but is very happy that way. She has a thriving business and is content living in the small town of Lake Eden, Minnesota where she grew up. When Hannah happens upon a murder victim she becomes an amateur sleuth, trying to help her brother-in-law, who's on the police force, solve the crime. This is the first in a series of Hannah Swensen Mysteries. I quite enjoyed it. I wouldn't call this great literature but it was a fun read and I will read more of this series. It's just the right mix of interesting and true-to-life characters, a hint of romance, and a puzzle to solve. An added bonus is the 6-8 cookie recipes scattered throughout the book that are mentioned in the story. They look yummy!

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Sometimes we just need a good cozy mystery to curl up with! :-) I've been wanting to read this for awhile. Next time I have a hankering for a cozy I will have to pick it up.