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Hannah Swensen Series

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-baking, red-haired heroine 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.

Joanne Fluke has baked over 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, with Kirkus Reviews calling her novel PEACH COBBLER MURDER, “her tastiest yet.”  Publishers Weekly said her holiday Hannah Swensen Mystery, SUGAR COOKIE MURDER, is “a delectable culinary romp…[with] wacky and delightful characters.”

Fluke’s CHERRY CHEESECAKE MURDER marked her debut onto The New York Times bestseller list in March 2006, and she followed up that success again a year later in March 2007 with her second New York Times bestseller, KEY LIME PIE MURDER, praised by Publishers Weekly as “Yummy…Fluke has developed a charming supporting cast—all feel like friends by the time the murder is solved.”

More Rave Reviews for the series:

“Culinary Cozies Don’t Get Any Tastier Than This Winning series.” —Library Journal

“If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke.” —The Charlotte Observer

“The ever popular Fluke writes engaging cozies with one part great characters, one part gentle story, and three parts the best recipes in the genre.” —Library Journal

“Mm, mm, Fluke’s fans can’t wait for the next confection in the series to be served up.”

Winston-Salem Journal

“For an enjoyable cozy mystery and lots of new recipes, readers need look no further.”

Mystery News

“Fluke has the recipe for appetizing mysteries.”

Long Beach Press-Telegram

“The realistic and delightful characters make this a lively read.”

Mystery Scene

“With all the cooking and investigating, what more could you want?”

I Love a Mystery

DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER (Release Date: 2/24/2015)

Book 18 in the nationally best-selling series! Out February 24, 2015!This novel picks right-up where BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER left off and promises to answer many of the questions Hannah fans.


Book 17 in the nationally best-selling series!
It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body–a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery… or can she?


Looking to find as many Hannah Swensen recipes as possible in one place? This collection contains ALL of Hannah’s published recipes from CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER to CARROT CAKE MURDER, plus a generous sprinkling of new never-before-published recipes. There’s even a short story to go along with the delicious treats.


Book 16 in the nationally best-selling series!
This summer has been warmer than usual in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen is trying to beat the heat both in and out of her bakery kitchen. But she’s about to find out the hard way that nothing cools off a hot summer day like a cold-blooded murder…


Book 15 in the nationally best-selling series!
April is a busy time for Hannah Swensen and her bakery; the warm weather makes folks in Lake Eden, Minnesota, go wild for something sweet. When Hannah hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at the town’s Weekend Jazz Festival, she’s more than happy to bake up a generous supply of their namesake confections to welcome the band to town… but not before tragedy strikes!


This is not an “official” part of the Hannah Swensen series but a collection of three short stories by Joanne Fluke and two other best-selling authors—who also happen to be huge Hannah fans. Don’t worry— just like the previous holiday collection GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER, there’s still plenty of murder and tasty treats to go around!


Book 14 in the nationally best-selling series! This USA TODAY bestseller is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department and her bakery’s delectable confections are selling as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon!


In this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery! This is not an “official” part of the Hannah Swensen series but a collection of three short stories by Joanne Fluke and two other best-selling authors—who also happen to be huge Hannah fans. Don’t worry—there’s still plenty of murder and tasty treats to go around!


Book 13 in the nationally best-selling series! This luscious Los Angeles Times And USA Today Bestseller is sure to satisfy your Hannah cravings!
“Cozy fans will welcome bestseller Fluke’s charming 13th Hannah Swensen mystery… Scrumptious recipes include mocha nut butterballs and chocolate marshmallow cookie bars.”—Publishers Weekly on APPLE TURNOVER MURDER


Book 12 in the nationally best-selling series!
The yuletide season in Lake Eden, Minnesota, guarantees a white Christmas, delectable holiday goodies from Hannah Swensen’s bakery, The Cookie Jar—and murder. As a shadow hangs over her friends’ Christmas wedding, Hannah’s determined to cook a killer’s goose before anyone else gets burned…


Nationally best-selling author Joanne Fluke returns with book #11 of her Hannah Swensen series!
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen has a dress to fit into and a date with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden’s new health club, Heavenly Bodies. Dragging herself out of bed on a frigid Minnesota morning for exercise, of all things, is bad enough. Discovering the body of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating in the gym’s jacuzzi? Okay, that’s worse. Nor does it help that there’s a plate of The Cookie Jar’s very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene.


“Filled with juicy scandal, delightfully eccentric characters and 21 tempting recipes…bestseller Fluke’s 10th Hannah Swensen mystery centers on a family reunion that turns deadly. The ending will leave cozy fans gasping for breath.”
—Publishers Weekly


This New York Times Bestseller is #9 in the ongoing Hannah Swensen series!
It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the Tri-County fair, she’s also judging the baking contest; acting as a magician’s assistant for her business partner’s husband; trying to coax Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to end his hunger strike, and performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters.


This 8th installment of this best-selling series finds leading lady Hannah Swensen and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, basking in the glow of Hollywood glamour when Main Street becomes a movie set. And although tensions simmer as the cameras roll, no one expects the action to turn deadly…until it’s too late…


With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble in this 7th book of this delicious series!


Book #6 in this nationally best-selling series!
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas—until murder is added to the mix…


Book #5 in this nationally best-selling series!
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose…


Book #4 in this nationally best-selling series!
The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July—but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen’s bake shop, The Cookie Jar…


Book #3 in this nationally best-selling series!
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back—and the cookies are crumbling—as acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder, mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery…


Book #2 in this nationally best-selling series!
In her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up. Now, the flame-haired, tart-talking (and baking) heroine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder.


Discover The Delicious Mystery That Started It All!
No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this new edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds…