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Hannah Swensen mysteries

Author:
Fluke, Joanne, 1943
Michaels, Fern
Levine, Laura
 
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Star rating for Chocolate chip cookie murder
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.3 stars
Description:
"No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke's dessert-baking, red-haired heroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes--one delicious clue at a time--has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering...
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Star rating for Strawberry shortcake murder
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Bakery owner and occasional sleuth Hannah Swenson serves as the head judge for Hartland Flour's annual Dessert Bake-Off, but when another judge is murdered, she must sift through a wealth of suspects to find a killer.
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Star rating for Blueberry muffin murder
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:

Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back—and the cookies are crumbling—as acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder, mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery. . .

Blueberry Muffin Murder

Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival—and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival

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Star rating for Lemon meringue pie murder
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July—but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake shop, The Cookie Jar. . .
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Hannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just...
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Star rating for Fudge cupcake murder
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can't keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose . . .
 
For Hannah, life seems to be lacking a certain flavor lately. Maybe it's the local sheriff's election that's got her down. For years, Sheriff Grant's been the iron hand in town. But now, Hannah's brother-in-law, Bill, is giving...
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Star rating for Sugar cookie murder
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas—until murder is added to the mix . . .
 
When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected...
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Star rating for Peach cobbler murder
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Sitting in her nearly empty store Hannah Swensen can only hope that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn is grating on Hannah's nerves - and cutting into her profits. Then Hannah finds Shawna Lee shot to death. Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar's business was suffering... which makes Hannah a suspect.
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Star rating for Cherry cheesecake murder
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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Star rating for Key lime pie murder
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
It promises to be a busy week for Hanna Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce at the fair; she is also judging the banking contest, acting as a magician's assistant for her business partner's husband; trying to coach Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to en his hunger strike, and performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters.
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Star rating for Carrot cake murder
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Hannah Swenson investigates the murder of a family reunion attendee whose murderer could be a man suffering from Alzheimer's.
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Star rating for Cream puff murder
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Hannah Swensen, Lake Eden, Minnesota's finest bakery owner and amateur sleuth, discovers a body floating in a health club jacuzzi. When her part-time flame, Detective Mike Kingston, becomes the prime suspect, he recruits Hannah to find out whodunit.
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Star rating for Plum pudding murder
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Rumour has it that "Lunatic Larry" Jaeger is in the red--an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it. With so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn't want her to see the New...
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Star rating for Apple turnover murder
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Hannah is feeling the heat when she agrees to bake apple turnovers for a fundraiser and partake in the charity talent contest. But when Hannah discovers the MC dead with one of her apple turnovers in his hand, she realizes someone has murder on the menu.
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Star rating for Devil's food cake murder
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
USA Today Bestseller: A minister, a mynah bird, and a murder keep a sleuthing baker busy in this "fabulous" mystery with "mouthwatering recipes" (Publishers Weekly).
Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling as fast as she can make them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend...
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Star rating for Cinnamon roll murder
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
When the keyboard player for the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band is murdered after a tour bus accident on the way to Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen investigates and comes up with several local suspects.
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Star rating for Red velvet cupcake murder
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
When one of her famous Red Velvet cupcakes is thought to have caused the death of her rival--a scandalous Lake Eden legend who was trying to steal her boyfriend--Hannah Swensen becomes the unlikely suspect in a murder investigation.
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Star rating for Blackberry pie murder
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Hannah's on the trail of a pie baker with a penchant for murder.
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Star rating for Double fudge brownie murder
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
New York Times Bestseller: A judge is executed with his own gavel in this mystery with "[a] big surprise ending...fans will be more than satisfied" (Publishers Weekly).

Hannah Swensen has a hard time focusing on her bakery at the moment, considering an unexpected trip to Las Vegas and a longstanding love triangle that may soon turn into a quadrangle—let alone the nerves she's experiencing over...
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Star rating for Wedding cake murder
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Hannah says I Do! Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, her college crush, but not before she can solve the murder case of nasty celebrity chef Alain Duquesne found stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn's walk-in cooler.
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Star rating for Christmas caramel murder
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "Bah, humbug!" a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa's husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates' Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow -- wearing a costume that the real...
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Star rating for Banana cream pie murder
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah's eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother's neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as...
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Star rating for Raspberry danish murder
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
New York Times Bestseller:Thanksgiving's coming, but with a missing husband and a murder to solve, Hannah isn't feeling very thankful...

Hannah Swensen has been feeling as bitter as November in Minnesota since her husband, Ross, vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday...
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Star rating for Christmas cake murder
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
4.6 stars
Description:
The story of how baker Hannah Swensen got her start as a sleuth: "A lovely, frothy treat."—Mystery Scene

It's Christmas many years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen's wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. But as Hannah finds out, revisiting holiday memories can be murder...

With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah's life matches the hectic...
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Star rating for Chocolate cream pie murder
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakerynot the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene...
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Star rating for Coconut layer cake murder
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder . . . When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle's boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she goes straight from a movie studio sound stage to the Los Angeles airport. Back in frigid Minnesota, she discovers that proving Lonnie's...
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Star rating for Christmas cupcake murder
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
3.2 stars
Description:
Firing up the Cookie Jar's ovens to attend a lengthy holiday checklist, Hannah Swensen helps loved ones manage seasonal doldrums before she is challenged to identify a skilled antique restorer found near death outside her bakery.
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Star rating for Triple chocolate cheesecake murder
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
3.2 stars
Description:
Racing through springtime orders at The Cookie Jar, Hannah investigates an unexpected number of suspects when her sister, Andrea, is implicated in the murder of Lake Eden's bullying mayor.
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Star rating for Caramel pecan roll murder
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
"Embracing a sweet escape from her usual routine at The Cookie Jar, Hannah gets asked for her help in baking pastries at the local inn for a flashy fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runaway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event's renowned celebrity spokesperson...Famed TV show host Sonny Bowman wasn't humble about his ability to reel in winning catches, and no one...
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Star rating for Pink lemonade cake murder
Series Volume:
29.
Average Rating:
2.5 stars
Description:
"The Tri-County Summer Solstice Celebration has come to town, and even among local artisans, athletes, and marching bands, Hannah attracts fans of her own while serving lip-smacking pink lemonade desserts. But the mood sours when a body turns up, leading revelers to wonder if the festivities mark both the longest day of the year and the deadliest... A retired professional MLB player has met a terrifying end--and, considering the rumors swirling about...

30.  Sugar and spice

 
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Star rating for Candy cane murder
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
'Tis the season for suspicion in thesethree Christmas crime-solving confections—with recipes! "Entertaining...a sweet holiday treat for mystery lovers."—Publishers Weekly
'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of whodunits, murder is also paying a visit...
Candy Cane Murder by New...
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Star rating for Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden cookbook
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
A collection of recipes and reminiscences from the New York Times-bestselling mystery series: "Simply superb."—Publishers Weekly

Includes all-new recipes!

It's a picture postcard December in Minnesota, and Main Street is brimming with festive holiday decorations. Best of all, it's time for the annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at the Community Center—catered by none other than Hannah Swensen's...