What happens when you mix baked goods with murder? You get Hannah Swensen and her best-selling series of cozy mysteries. Each book is packed with a great story and delicious dessert recipes, as this small-town baker solves yet another murder in this otherwise quiet, small town of Lake Eden, Minnesota. No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke’s dessert-bakingheroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes—one delicious clue at a time—has made her a bestselling favorite, and now the subject of a Hallmark Channel movie series. This freshly baked new murder mystery introduces Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney), a creative and bubbly baker extraordinaire in a sleepy town in Minnesota, where everyone knows each other and secrets don’t stay hidden for long. Hannah’s bakeshop, the Cookie Jar, is where much of the town's gossip percolates along with the strong coffee. But after she finds her good friend and delivery driver shot dead in the alley behind her shop, Hannah’s idyllic world is turned upside down.
Joanne Fluke has baked more than 500,000 chocolate chip cookies for fans of her Hannah Swensen mysteries since the series debuted in 2000, not to mention countless pies, cakes, muffins and other sweets. However, it’s not just the desserts that keep readers clamoring for her next novel. Reviewers have long praised Fluke’s work. And don't forget the savory side of Joanne, her thrillers. Not quite as “cozy” as her more recent work, Joanne wrote many edgier books before Hannah Swensen debuted as the world’s leading baker/sleuth. She’s delighted that Kensington Publishing has chosen to re-issue many of these great titles. No recipes included, but these suspense novels will still leave you hungry for more!
Please join us for a refreshing mid-day event with Joanne and her two latest Hanna Swensen titles; treats and beverages will be served.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say Bah, humbug! a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, her college crush, but not before she can solve the murder case of nasty celebrity chef Alain Duquesne found stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn's walk-in cooler.
As the rivalry between The Cookie Jar and the newly opened Magnolia Blossom Bakery escalates, Hannah Swensen soon finds herself a prime suspect when one of the new bakery's owners is found shot to death.
A Killer Rivalry. . .
When Eve Carrington is chosen to participate in an exclusive writers workshop, she knows it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For one month, she will live, write, and share her work with nine other aspiring authors. The top three will get a chance to be published. But when the building they're staying in isn't ready and Eve sees the old mansion they'll be moved into, she starts having second thoughts. Not only is the mansion isolated but the deadlines are tight, the pressure intense, and the competition incredibly fierce. Her biggest rival, Angela, is writing a murder mystery based on the workshop and its participants. It's a brilliant idea. Until life begins to imitate art--and death begins to knock out the competition . . .