Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 1]

By Joanne Fluke

Take one beginner sleuth. combine in a few eccentric Minnesota locals. upload a beneficiant dollop of crackling suspense, and you've obtained the recipe for this scrumptious new secret sequence that includes Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are virtually as tart as her mouth and whose penchant for fixing crime is well stirring issues up.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Hannah already has her fingers complete attempting to circumvent her mother's makes an attempt to marry her off whereas operating The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's hottest bakery. yet as soon as Ron LaSalle, the liked supply guy from the comfy Cow Dairy, is located murdered in the back of her bakery with Hannah's well-known Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered round him, her existence simply can't get any worse. decided to not permit her cookies get a foul attractiveness, she units out to trace down a killer. but when she doesn't watch her again, Hannah's candy lifestyles may perhaps get burned to a crisp.

Show description

Quick preview of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 1] PDF

Best Murder books

Gallows Thief: A Novel

The yr is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. yet rather than settling right down to status and glory, he reveals himself penniless in a rustic the place excessive unemployment and social unrest rage, and the place men—innocent or guilty—are hanged for the merest of crimes. while he is provided a role as deepest investigator to re-open the case of a painter because of be hanged for a homicide he did not devote, Sandman effortlessly accepts—as a lot for the money as for an opportunity to work out justice performed in a rustic long past to ruins.

Valley of Bones

The atmosphere is Miami. Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives on the Trianon resort to enquire a regimen disturbance name and, to his surprise and horror, watches as a prosperous oil guy plunges ten tales and impales himself on a close-by fence. quickly Morales is joined through detective Jimmy Paz, well-known in the course of the urban for fixing -- or not less than supplying a believable option to -- the so-called Voodoo Murders that left Miami burning months past.

A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder

Shiny, appealing, and either from strong households, collage of Texas collage scholar Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the realm at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed an exhilarating new activity, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious company institution lured Pitonyak to Austin.

The Island

T's 1746 and the Laird of Ulver maroons his spouse and 4 daughters on distant Ulver Island after she fails to provide him a male inheritor at the 5th try. at the island, the youngest woman turns murderess, after assembly devil himself in a cave. modern-day, and not anyone has lived on Ulver considering that a pair threw themseles onto the rocks in 1948.

Additional info for Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 1]

Show sample text content

I've got anything vitally important to invite you. ” Hannah made a face. the very last thing she desired to do was once have lunch with Norman, but when she desired to aid invoice resolve Ron’s homicide, she needed to assemble all of the proof. And the single individual left alive who might inform her what had occurred in the course of Ron’s dental appointment used to be the dentist himself. “All correct, Norman,” Hannah caved in to the inevitable with the entire reliable grace she may well muster. “I’ll see you at one. ” Regency Ginger Crisps don't preheat oven yet—dough needs to relax ahead of baking. ¾ cup melted butter (1½ sticks) 1 cup brown sugar 1 huge crushed egg (or medium, simply whip them up with a fork) four tablespoons molasses (that’s ¼ cup) *** 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons floor ginger 2¼ cups flour (not sifted) ½ cup white sugar in a small bowl (for later) soften butter and combine in sugar. permit mix cool after which upload egg(s). upload soda, molasses, salt, and ginger. Stir it completely. upload flour and combine in. sit back the dough for a minimum of 1 hour. (Overnight is even greater. ) whilst the dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375 levels F. , rack within the center place. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls together with your arms. Roll the dough balls in white sugar. (Just unload them within the bowl with the sugar and shake the bowl lightly to coat them. ) position them on greased cookie sheets, 12 to a typical sheet. Flatten them with a spatula. Bake at 375 levels F. for 10 to twelve mins or until eventually properly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for not more than l minute, after which eliminate to twine rack to complete cooling. (If you permit those at the cookie sheets for too lengthy, they’ll stick. ) Served those at Mother’s Regency Romance membership. They requested me for anything from the Regency interval. Why now not? (Tracey loves those as a bedtime snack with a tumbler of milk. ) Yield: 6 to 7 dozen, counting on cookie measurement. bankruptcy 9 Her store was once each piece as crowded as the day gone by, and Hannah used to be relieved whilst the predictable 11 o’clock lull arrived. It was once the time of day while Lake Eden citizens made up our minds that it used to be too past due for a breakfast cookie and too early for a lunch cookie. The holiday gave Hannah time to collect her wits and proceed her unofficial, yet deputy-sanctioned, research. She wear a clean pot of espresso, wiped down the counter until eventually it used to be glowing, and went during the swinging door to the bakery to speak to Lisa. Lisa had simply taken the final pan of cookies from the oven and he or she greeted Hannah with a grin. “I’m entire with the baking, Hannah. And your plant’s going to make it. Its roots simply had to be soaked. ” “Thanks, Lisa. ” Belatedly Hannah remembered the directions her mom had given her with the plant. African violets had to be watered from the ground and never from the head. She walked over to look on the plant and observed that it appeared a lot perkier. “I imagine it wishes a brand new caregiver. Take it domestic with you, Lisa. ” Lisa smiled, sincerely overjoyed with the provide. “It’s a hybrid known as ‘Verona’s Delight,’ and it’ll be simply beautiful while it blooms.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 30 votes