Joanne Fluke first published the Hannah Swenson Mysteries in 2000, so it’s taken me 18 years to start the long-running series. One of the fun things about reading a mystery written almost two decades ago is watching the technology change over the years. In just that short time, we’ve come a long way.
In Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Hannah Swenson, owner of The Cookie Jar, is a happily single baker extraordinaire in a small town in Minnesota. When the guy who delivers her milk dies behind her shop while eating her cookies, she determines to track down who really killed the milkman in order to clear her cookies from involvement.
Acting as an anonymous informant to her cop brother-in-law who is trying to get his detective badge, she begins to ask around. Those questions lead her to various suspects and a couple unknowing witnesses. But her questions also bring her face-to-face with the murderer.
The first Hannah Swenson mystery is a great start to the series. As a fellow Midwesterner, I enjoyed reading about a small Midwestern town. Hannah is also a fun, spunky character who makes me want to find out what happens to her next.
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