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February 28 2018

Cooking the Books: Devil’s Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Oh no! This was a terrible installment for me to put this series on pause! Joanne Fluke delivers another emotional-cliffhanger ending that makes up in emotional punch what it may perhaps lack in...
February 21 2018

Cooking the Books: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Several months have elapsed since the emotional cliffhanger ending of the previous book in the Hannah Swensen series. Fortunately for Hannah, that unreformed cad Bradford Ramsey has had sense enough...
February 14 2018

Cooking the Books: Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

Only 10 more shopping days until Christmas, but our heroine Hannah Swensen has already bought all her presents and is focusing on her business interests. Providing the snacks sold at the seasonal...
February 7 2018

Cooking the Books: Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke

Can I say how disappointed I was that the murder in Cream Puff Murder wasn't precipitated by the book the mother of our heroine, Hannah Swensen, announced was being published in the last novel?...
January 31 2018

Cooking the Books: Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Our heroine Hannah Swenson might solve murders in Lake Eden, but her real calling is baking for The Cookie Jar—her cookie café and the local hotspot for all the good gossip. Thus,...
January 24 2018

Cooking the Books: Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Professional baker and amateur sleuth Hannah Swensen has been asked to judge the baking competition at the weeklong Tri-County Fair—a perfect role for her, and one she much prefers to the...
January 17 2018

Cooking the Books: Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

When we last left our intrepid heroine, Hannah Swensen had just been proposed to by both her suitors: dentist Norman Rhodes and police detective Mike Kingston. Since then, seven days have passed...
November 8 2017

Cooking the Books: Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke

I shouldn't speak ill of the (fictional) dead, but Shawna Lee Quinn is the worst. It's not that she's constantly flirting with Detective Mike Kingston, one of Hannah Swensen’s...
November 1 2017

Cooking the Books: Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

I’ve stated elsewhere that I love a good manor house mystery, and Sugar Cookie Murder is Joanne Fluke’s very successful stab (heh) at one. Pretty much all of Lake Eden has been invited...
October 25 2017

Cooking the Books: Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Five books in, and I finally make the dish listed in the title! The titular fudge cupcakes also provide an interesting culinary mystery that Joanne Fluke handles beautifully, with intriguing clues...
October 18 2017

Cooking the Books: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Okay, wow, this one is a little different from the previous books. For starters, our heroine Hannah Swensen is not the one to stumble across the body, a habit that her mother Delores despairs of...
October 11 2017

Cooking the Books: Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

So really, I’m at the point where I’m feeling like the Hannah Swensen mysteries are a bit like a grown-up version of the beloved Nancy Drew books. Our heroine is smart and charming,...
October 4 2017

Cooking the Books: Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Wow, I continue to be impressed by Joanne Fluke. Most series have even a wee bit of sophomore slump with the second entry, but Strawberry Shortcake Murder not only extrapolates from the events...
September 27 2017

Cooking the Books: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Welcome to Lake Eden, Minnesota, where the temperatures are low, the community close-knit, and the cookies, well! The cookies—as baked by our heroine Hannah Swensen for her cafe—are...
November 1 2012

Fall into Winter: The Ten Coziest Cozy Mystery Series

There are few things I enjoy more than the changing of the seasons. When the leaves start to turn, I dream of roaring fires and snowflakes falling from the sky. I make sure my favorite blanket is within...