Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1), by Joanne Fluke

Overview (from Goodreads): Hannah Swenson already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden, Minnesota's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can't get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer.

Review: Well, it was entertaining, and kept me guessing, which is a must in a who-done-it for me. However, I find it irritating that the main character knows everything. There is absolutely no topic (except men) that she doesn't know about, and not vaguely. She knows about the most unimportant, obscure or rare things, details, information always! Also, I didn't like the fact that her brother in law is the police detective, and she, true to form, knows about detective work more than him. I don't mind her solving the crime, of course not; but I do mind her speaking with her brother in law and practically teaching him how to do his job.
I like intelligent, educated, smart main characters, but Hannah is just too much.
Overall, not a bad book, although I'm still debating whether to read the next or not.

Oh! One more thing, the recipes! Loved that part!

3 out of 5 stars

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