Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is the first of the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series and also the first book I read for this series. My eye was on this series for a while now; especially because of the most adorable covers and titles by this author.
I enjoyed this cozy mystery novel and I can see why so many other have as well and why the series has a long life line. It’s helpful to know that this was published in 2001 as there were politically incorrect references throughout the book. I like the comedic moments especially when Hannah’s mother, Delores would indirectly insult Hannah that made me laugh out loud. I’m also really looking forward to the potential romance between the new guy detective in town, Mike Kingston.
This book did keep me guessing until the very end as there were a lot of good red herrings thrown in the way that kept the pace of the book going. Overall, this was an entertaining read, which was exactly what I needed right now.
Take one amateur sleuth. Mix in some eccentric Minnesota locals. Add a generous dollop of crackling suspense, and you've got the recipe for this mystery series featuring Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are almost as tart as her comments and whose penchant for solving crime is definitely stirring things up.
While dodging her mother’s attempts to marry her off, Hannah runs The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden’s most popular bakery. But after Ron LaSalle, the beloved deliveryman from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery—with Hannah’s famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him—she’s determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, so she sets out to track down a killer. But if she doesn’t watch her back, Hannah’s sweet life may get burned to a crisp.