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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder | [Joanne Fluke]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders. One chilly morning on her way to The Cookie Jar, Hannah discovers Ron, the dairy delivery man, shot dead in his truck. When she begins to investigate, she suspects the dairy owner. But when he, too, is murdered, Hannah must look further afield for the culprit.
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Publisher's Summary

In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders. One chilly morning on her way to The Cookie Jar, Hannah discovers Ron, the dairy delivery man, shot dead in his truck. When she begins to investigate, she suspects the dairy owner. But when he, too, is murdered, Hannah must look further afield for the culprit.

©2006 Joanne Fluke; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    senior sonark 03-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "so disappointed ..."
    Would you try another book from Joanne Fluke and/or Suzanne Toren?

    no ... I have loved similar mysteries with women involved in solving the crime but this one seemed so simplistic, predictable, and unbelievable. The hardest part was the reader. I will always wonder if I had read the book rather than listening - who knows, I might have liked the book more.


    What didn’t you like about Suzanne Toren’s performance?

    amatur-ish ... she would have been better off not changing her voice for each character. I managed to finish the book only because I distracted myself with my quilting projects while listening to her horrible characterizations. I didn't need too much concentration to keep track of the plot lines in this one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom ... what a yawn ... I kept wanting it to grow on me ... didn't happen -


    Any additional comments?

    very sad ... I really wanted to like this series

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-10
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Spoilers- Buy this book at your risk"

    I love cozy mysteries that feature cooks. However, I could not love this book. My life is far from perfect, and I don't know anyone who has a perfect life. There for I could not read about such a person. Her biggest problem is that her mother is a nag. It made no since for her to be involved in solving the problem in the story. Her brother-in-law, a police asked her to nose around an help him get a promotion. He might not need a promotion if Hannah is going to solve the crime. Everyone is thrilled to talk to Hannah and spill all of their secrets. She goes to a casino, and even though she doesn't gamble or even like to gamble, she wins a jackpot. I wish my life could be that easy. I confess I did not finish the book. I could not. I like my mysteries to have realistic characters with realistic lives. This was not one of those books. I will however buy the recipe book that Joanne Fluke is going to put out with recipes from this series.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Westminster, CO, USA 04-08-13
    Tara Westminster, CO, USA 04-08-13 Member Since 2001
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    "LOVE This Series"
    Where does Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 Series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hannah - love that she is a snoop...:)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some of this book (and the series) is laugh out loud funny. Mostly because Hannah and I have the same maddening and amazing mothers.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters are great and stories are fun and fast paced. Love the Goldie Baer books and this series is a nice addition to fill in when I need a fun listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Svetlana OR, United States 04-17-14
    Svetlana OR, United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2006

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    "First and last book of the series for me"
    What disappointed you about Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder?

    It feels like the author was trying to mix all the necessary ingredients of a good cozy mystery (a small town, a small shop, a cat, even cookie recipes), but the dish just did not work out. I could not make myself to care for the characters; the location was neither interesting nor atmospheric, the mystery itself, especially the outcome, was just not good enough, or subtle enough. I do not think I will be listening to any more books in the series. That's how the cookie crumbles, I guess.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Straub Central Islip, New York United States 12-12-12
    Thomas Straub Central Islip, New York United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun read"
    What did you love best about Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder?

    Fun enjoyable light read with pleasant characters. Not deep or even 100% believable but that makes it fun sometimes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hannah. She's hard working and fair and gemnerous.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We listened during a long drive and had no problem continuing in one drive


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 07-22-12
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2011

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Ho, hum (yawn)"

    I totally agree with most of the other reviewers. This book is BORING! Why isn't the brother-in-law doing his job (solving the crime)? It's just not believable that he would back off and let his cookie-baking sister-in-law play super-sleuth. What is HE doing while she's sleuthing? I found this book to be "light reading (listening)". Very little depth to the plot - very little to hold interest. Listened to about 3 hours. I'm done. Will not be buying more of this author's books. The narrator is fabulous. I WILL look for more books read by this gal. BTW, if this is of interest to you, the book didn't have any foul language - at least not in the first 3 hours.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tillie Bartlett, TN United States 03-03-10
    Tillie Bartlett, TN United States 03-03-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Lightweight writing, lightweight reader"

    The title made me expect that this book would be a cozy mystery and it is. But I didn't care for the narrator's style. Her reading was too cute, almost childish, and distracted me from the story (but with perfect diction).

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara A. Padilla 04-29-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed the cookie girl!"

    I listen to this again to prepare for the Hallmark movie of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. What fun 😊. 👍. Good listen.

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-15
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    "Is this your first murder mystery?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It seems to me that there are two types of "mystery novels." One type is probably read more often by a particular audience type, but is far too remedial for other readers. This is where I would put this writer. If you want a quick read, easy reader, pat yourself on the back because you figured it out way before the end, you read this type of novelette. If I didn't have to read it for book club, I wouldn't have finished it. It is predictable and too cliche' with not enough challenge for some readers.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    historical fiction


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She fit this level of book well, just not my type


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The BEST thing about any book that takes on questions of cultural, ethnic or racial differences is when they bring us together as the human race--fellow dwellers on our planet earth--not enemies. This book did this very well. I especially found it comforting that posh Brit's could fall in love with another charming and different ethnicity.. but that's my own stereotype creeping in. WE ARE ALL humans, people, we all feel love and we all feel anger, we all feel hurt and we all feel joy. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin or the place of your origin. Good on ya, Joanne for that.


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    Jennifer 11-19-14
    Jennifer 11-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great cozy, better cookies"

    This was a wonderful cozy style amateur sleuth mystery.

    The main character -cookie baker turned investigator- Hannah was immediately likable. She had a great attitude, and I liked both her internal sarcastic and flippant commentary and her reminders to be more tactful, and I appreciated her intelligence and the logical way she went about trying to follow up all of her leads.

    Plot-wise, there were one or two things I picked up on earlier than Hannah (like Danielle's situation) but she caught up, and she always tried to do the right thing and help people when she could (like getting Tracy's old things to Luanne). I also realized the true identity of the murderer a step ahead of her, but she was biased a bit about her suspect, so I forgave her oversight. And of course the Eureka moment wouldn't have been nearly as suspenseful or well/satisfyingly played out if she'd come to the correct conclusion earlier. With Hannah doing all the sleuthing and legwork that she did, I wonder how Bill is going to get on during future investigations...

    Great supporting cast of friends, family, and other townspeople ... Norman was entertaining, as were "the mothers" (though thank heavens my mom isn't of the matchmaking persuasion). Her shop assistant and friend Lisa sounds like a godsend, the kindest and hardest working young woman you'll ever meet. I wasn't sure about Hannah's sister Andrea but she grew on me, and her daughter was adorable. And I have high hopes for the new detective in town.

    And I can't forget to mention the cookies! I loved all the cookies. I've bookmarked and copied out the recipes and can't wait to bake them -the chocolate covered cherry delights especially, they sounded to-die-for. My mouth is watering just thinking about them...

    The narration was great. Suzanne Toren had the perfect tone for Hannah - sometimes she sounded like a no nonsense Catherine Hepburn type, which I thought was perfect. She did manage varied voices for most of the cast, though a few of the younger females sounded a bit too high and airy for my liking. For the male voices she didn't do anything too rough or growl-y sounding, she lowered her tone a little, but aside from knowing who was speaking, they didn't have a distinct masculine quality- but that's fine by me. I'd rather have it sound natural and distinct and less male sounding than to have to grit my teeth through a poor attempt at a deep or gruff tone that just sounds constipated or always angry (which I have heard female narrators do to the heroes of novels)... It was well done, no glaring inconsistencies in dialogue or other narration or editing issues.

    I look forward to the next installment (both for the great story and characters, and for the recipes)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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