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Oh gosh I read everything from romance, to fantasy, to paranormal and cozy books in YA, NA and Adult.

Review: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1) by Joanne Fluke

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder  - Joanne Fluke
So I was in the mood for a cozy mystery again. Lately I really been enjoying them. They really are a nice way to kick back and relax and just enjoy what you are reading without much hassle. If you can find one that you don't want to shout at. It's getting cold outside here, and while waiting for the snow the cozy is just another perfect book to read while huddling under the covers.
 
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder was just the right book. I did find it terrific. When her delivery man turns up dead in the back of her cookie shop, Hannah sets out on the mission to find the killer and help her brother-in-law Bill serve the murder.
 
First, this book had a cookie shop so right away there was a lot of talk about cookies in the book. I couldn't help it, most of them sounded yummy as well. I loved the fact that there was a cookie recipe every few chapters after the characters talks about the type of cookies she had made through the book. I had to write them down as they sound absolutely delicious, especially with the holiday season around the corner. I am always on a look out for new cookie recipes to try out, even if my hips might scream otherwise.
 
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder was a delightful start to the series. I love Hannah, she is so much fun, and smart. The fact that her dream job is making cookies put her up top in my book. Also, the book took place in a small town which is always a bonus in my opinion for cozy mysteries. I suspect a bunch of the people we met in this first book will continue to pop up throughout the series and I already have grown quiet attached to Lake Eden's residents!
 
Like most mysteries it had it's twists and turns, and a bit of a predictable ending as far as how the killer will be discovered – not to who it was. I had to admit, it kept me guessing till the end.
 
Also, there is potential for romance through the series as Hannah manages to rake up two suitors. One is a dentist that her mothers keeps pushing to set her up with and the other is a new comer cop who will now be working with her brother-in-law.
 
I am looking forward to more of this series and what other recipes I will discover along the way!
 
Speaking of cookies. If anyone has any recipes to share, I'd love to hear them!
 
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