By Joanne Fluke

Take one beginner sleuth. combine in a few eccentric Minnesota locals. upload a beneficiant dollop of crackling suspense, and you've bought the recipe for this scrumptious new secret sequence that includes Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are virtually as tart as her mouth and whose penchant for fixing crime is well stirring issues up.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Hannah already has her palms complete attempting to avoid her mother's makes an attempt to marry her off whereas operating The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most well-liked bakery. yet as soon as Ron LaSalle, the liked supply guy from the comfy Cow Dairy, is located murdered at the back of her bakery with Hannah's well-known Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered round him, her existence simply can't get any worse. made up our minds to not enable her cookies get a foul attractiveness, she units out to trace down a killer. but when she doesn't watch her again, Hannah's candy lifestyles may possibly get burned to a crisp.

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I used them as an excuse to work out Judith. ” Hannah laughed and the echo of her personal laughter sounded extraordinary to her ears. “I gave them to her as a hostess present, yet I don’t imagine she’s going to be doing a lot exciting the place she’s going to finish up. ” Epilogue It wasn’t undesirable as family members events went and Hannah used to be pleasantly shocked. Norman had long past out to the sheriff’s division open condo and he’d provided to aid invoice movement Mike Kingston into his new residence. clearly, invoice had requested him again to the home for pizza with them and now they have been all sitting round Andrea and Bill’s eating room desk, munching pizza, the salad Delores had introduced, and Hannah’s contribution, pans of her beautiful Lemon Bar Cookies. She’d informed every body she concept it was once applicable to convey bars simply because Judith Woodley used to be in the back of them eventually. whatever else had occurred that made tonight right into a get together. Sheriff provide had promoted invoice to detective and he’d determined that invoice will be Mike’s associate. Mike used to be nonetheless Bill’s manager, yet they might be operating jointly on instances. in fact Sheriff provide didn’t comprehend whatever approximately Hannah’s half in fixing the double-homicide, and neither did Mike. Hannah had advised invoice that she sought after all the credits to visit him. there has been one other factor to rejoice and it involved Andrea’s profession. invoice had determined that considering that Tracey enjoyed preschool quite a bit, it might be a disgrace to take her clear of the buddies she’d made. and because Tracey will be spending her days at Kiddie Korner, Andrea may well preserve correct on promoting actual property. “Time for mattress, Tracey. ” Andrea sounded comfortable and satisfied as she became to her daughter. “You’ve acquired college the next day. ” “Okay, Mommy. i will be able to take the detective undergo that Mike gave me, can’t I? ” “Sure, you can,” invoice replied her. “But it’s a collectible,” Delores objected. “What if one in all Tracey’s buddies will get it soiled? ” Mike shrugged. “Then it’ll get soiled. allow her take it, Andrea. It’s now not a lot of a gift for Tracey if she can’t play with it. ” “You’re correct. ” Andrea smiled at him after which she became to Tracey. “You can take it, honey. It’s ok. ” Hannah watched the trade and it made her consider stable. might be Andrea used to be changing into rather less materialistic. She definitely was once changing into extra maternal. Tracey had known as her “Mommy,” and Andrea hadn’t objected to the label. After Tracey had kissed every person solid evening and left to head upstairs with Andrea, Delores motioned to Hannah. “Could you support me gown one other salad, expensive? We’re operating out. ” “Sure. ” Hannah Delores into the kitchen, however the second they have been out of earshot, she took her mother’s arm. “Spill it, mom. ” “Spill what, expensive? ” “The cause you desired to get me by myself. We weren’t operating out of salad. The bowl used to be part complete. ” “You regularly have been the shrewdpermanent one. ” Delores laughed. “I simply desired to understand how you felt with males competing for you. ” Hannah reared again on her heels and gave her mom a glance that may wither child grapes at the vine.

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