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Publisher's Summary

While Hannah bustles around her bakery, The Cookie Jar, a murder case is also cooking in the small town of Lake Eden. Donning her amateur sleuthing cap, Hannah sets out to bring a killer to justice.

Serving up healthy doses of murder and sweet desserts, Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mysteries are New York Times best-sellers.

Download more of Hannah Swensen's tasty mysteries.
©2007 Joanne Fluke (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    4 out of 5 stars

Love Joann Fluke

This book was really good. I wasn't able to tell with in the first three chapters who the killer was and exactly who died. I only wish she would hurry up and pick which boyfriend she wants to marry. I also wish they would wait and do all of the receipes at the end of the story instead of right after the food was mentioned, But I still love them and I know that the way it is read is the way it is written.

Hurry up and write more books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

gads the recipes!!!

The story is okay, but wading through the recipes is awful. Who want to hear a recipe? Put them at the end! Ruined our reading!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Didn't translate into audio well

Any additional comments?

The books in this series are nice for a "cozy" read. They don't attempt to challenge you or keep you on the edge of your seat. They are comfortable just like Hannah's Cookies.

The narrator's voice sounds older than Hannah's mother would be. Nothing wrong with that but it just didn't fit for Hannah. Having read all the books up to this one, I envision Hannah as fresher, spunkier and lighter. She has a dry wit but that doesn't mean she needs to sound dulled and depressed. With a different voice I would try this series again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Fun Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is a quick and entertaining book.

Any additional comments?

Additionally, we get some delicious sounding recipes for desserts with a good story.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Ok but not great.

This was a light listen. It was an ok story line but seemed to drag in places. The reading of recipes was a little much I am sure in the print books it would be nice to have but they should have waited and read them all at the end of the book since it only hurt the flow of the story while listening to it. I thought the narrator played the main character's voice way to old. The main character is suppose to be in her 30's but the narrator sounded in her 50's or 60's to me even though she made other female character's sound the appropriate age. I will probably not be getting any more of this series to listen to but I might pick one up to read in print if I ever want a light easy read.

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    2 out of 5 stars

so so

I have read a couple of books in this series. This is the first I listened to. It is also the last. The reader's characterizations are annoying. The mystery is just so-so. I found the recipes to be really annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Boring

Too simplistic. Not much of a mystery and the interaction between characters wasn't engaging. The best character is the cat.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Everyone is too "perfect"

come on, life is not like this...
everyone is too "perfect"
needs more humor~!! check out Kyra Davis for some fun and humor!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful