Book Review: Hannah Swensen Mysteries–A Chocolate Chip Murder

I love a good mystery and am a big fan of the older detective shows such as Murder, She Wrote, Matlock and Diagnosis Murder.

I stumbled upon the Hannah Swensen series by accident.  The book appealed to me when I read the back jacket while browsing at the library.

I quickly became enthralled by Hannah Swensen, whom owns The Cookie Jar, and has her hands full baking for the town.  Along the way, she seems to have a knack for finding dead bodies.Chocholate Chip

Her younger sister is often her partner in crime while solving a mystery.  In the meantime, Hannah is dealing with various family issues, which usually means dealing with her mother’s matchmaking schemes.   She also is struggling to decide between both of her suitors, Detective Mike Kingston and new dentist Norman Rhodes.

Alison Sweeney as Hannah SwensenIn the first book, A Chocolate Chip Murder, Hannah is faced with the murder of the delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy.

Hannah and her sister, Andrea, have a way of uncovering information others would never share with the police.

Joanne Fluke does an amazing job of keeping the story moving forward and the reader guessing who the murderer is.   Often times, I think it’s one person to be completely surprised by another.

If you enjoy baking, she peppers delicious sounding recipes of the many delights Hannah Swensen serves to her adoring public.

I was thrilled when Hallmark Movie & Mysteries announced that Hannah Swensen would be part of their mystery lineup.  I’m excited for the premiere tonight and seeing this character brought to life by Alison Sweeney.

Once you finish one Hannah Swensen book you won’t want to wait to begin the next book in the series.

Hannah, her family and friends are warm and relatable.  Hannah Swensen is a fun read and a cozy mystery to absorb.  Each mystery has its own fun name based on a famous dessert and is full of delicious recipes.