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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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    Kay lenox dale, MA, United States 03-25-13
    Kay lenox dale, MA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2007
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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 2009
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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 2004

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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 2011
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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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    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 07-22-12
    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.

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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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    Mathilda Doorley Bartlett, TN United States 03-03-10
    Mathilda Doorley Bartlett, TN United States 03-03-10 Member Since 2006
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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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    Frances Rivers 08-26-14

    Love books and always looking for something new to read.

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    If you could sum up Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder in three words, what would they be?

    Funny Good reading


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes I kept thinking that it was someone else


    What aspect of Suzanne Toren’s performance would you have changed?

    She is ok. Sometimes I wish that she as a bit more upbeat.


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

    I did. Couldn't put it down


    Any additional comments?

    Love the recipes in the books. Pleased that it is a series of books that I can listen to with my youngest son. Not crazy about books that have a lot of foul language in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 08-24-14
    Brenda 08-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "hard copy of the book is better"
    What disappointed you about Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder?

    There is something about the way the story is read that is rather annoying to me. The cookie recipes, though, sound wonderful and I wish I had the hard copy of the book so I could try them out! I think I would enjoy reading the book better because the pacing of the story is slow.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joanne Fluke again?

    Maybe, but it will be a hard copy (want to try those recipes!)


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was read a bit too slow for my taste.


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

    Frustrated that it was moving along so slowly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 07-27-14
    Bruce Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 07-27-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Funny, inoffensive, light murder"
    What did you love best about Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder?

    It's hard to pin it down to one or two things. I like Ms. Fluke's fun, inoffensive style. Even though there's murder involved (and I'm a big murder mystery fan), this series of books provides a light, enjoyable, good-natured read. It's nice, too, to read a book that doesn't resort to five expletives on every line. As a guy, I'm surprised I like this book as much as I do, but there's no denying it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder?

    I think that would be the lead-up to, and the finding of the second body. You kind of know it's about to happen, but you're still caught up in how exactly it does happen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think any scenes involving the child Tracey are my favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Antedote to Low-Fat Gore


    Any additional comments?

    The narration in this book is also terrific. My only complaint is that the narrator has a slight problem keeping her different voices consistent. But that's okay, she still does a terrific job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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