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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... read more
For Hannah Swensen, the owner of a local cookie shop in small town called Lake Eden, it is just another day at The Cookie Jar until she discovers a local delivery boy murdered behind her shop, in the middle of eating one of her famous cookies. She immediately notifies Bill Todd, her... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
For Hannah Swensen, the owner of a local cookie shop in small town called Lake Eden, it is just another day at The Cookie Jar until she discovers a local delivery boy murdered behind her shop, in the middle of eating one of her famous cookies. She immediately notifies Bill Todd, her brother-in-law and local policeman. Bill is aspiring to become a detective and if he can just solve this murder he will be promoted. So, Hannah agrees to help him investigate and solve the murder in order to help him and to clear the name of her cookies. Throughout the story her mother, Delores, makes it quite clear that she thinks a 30-year old woman should be married and attempts to set her up with multiple men. Her sister, Andrea, on the other hand would prefer that she stay focused on the case since it is her husband who is hoping for a promotion. As she investigates the case she learns many unexpected things about the seemingly innocent small town. However, the plot twists when she discovers one of her suspects dead in his office.
“"Hannah did her best to practice positive thinking as she mixed up the dough. She'd won a jackpot last night, and if her luck held, Bill's new colleague wouldn't be the type of man that her mother would consider as a prospective son-in-law. Unfortunately, as far as Delores was concerned, any ambulatory male without a felony conviction was a viable candidate."”
Chocolate Chip Crunch CookiesHighlighted by 48 Kindle customers
Regency Ginger CrispsHighlighted by 39 Kindle customers
Old-Fashioned Sugar CookiesHighlighted by 34 Kindle customers
Chocolate-Covered Cherry DelightsHighlighted by 34 Kindle customers
Lovely Lemon Bar CookiesHighlighted by 25 Kindle customers
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(These cookies have been Andrea’s favorites since high school.) Hannah’s Note: If these cookies spread out too much in the oven, reduce temp. to 350° F. and do not flatten before baking.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
CHOCOLATE MINT SOFTIESHighlighted by 10 Kindle customers
Yield: 7 to 8 dozen, depending on cookie size. A plate of these should be in every psychiatrist’s office—two Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights will lift anyone out of a depression.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
CHOCOLATE PECAN ROLLHighlighted by 8 Kindle customers
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