Monday, January 24, 2011
Mystery Mondays: Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
I have an undeniable sweet tooth, and cookies are my favorite baked treat. This being the case, how could I not like Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series about a down-to-earth young woman who runs a bakery in Minnesota called The Cookie Jar? Between coming up with new cookie recipes and dating two of Lake Eden's most eligible bachelors, Hannah barely has time to investigate the murders that just seem to keep popping up, but she never lets this busy schedule prevent her from attempting to solve each one! I do wish she would finally make up her mind about which of the two doting suitors she will choose, but as long as the author keeps supplying us with new cookie recipes I am inclined to let Hannah dither on. There are thirteen novels in the series so far, plus another on the way and a few short stories in anthologies. This series is fun reading, but be forewarned -- have plenty of milk handy to quench the inevitable cookie consumption thirst that will ensue!