Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Sugar Cookie Murder

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 . . . When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buff...

Details Sugar Cookie Murder

TitleSugar Cookie Murder
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Holiday, Christmas

Reviews Sugar Cookie Murder

  • James
    Story was fine. Way too short. I thought it was a full book. I finished the actual story 60% through the book and the remaining parts were recipes and commentary. I was a little disappointed. Maybe I should have looked at it more before buying it, but then again, it's part of a series, so you gotta read em all, right? I understand short releases to keep your audience happy, so it doesn't stop me from reading more. I will keep going... there's onl...
  • Mandy
    Hannah Swensen can whip up a batch of cookies as fast as she can solve a murder! This book wasn't as long as the others, but I enjoyed it. The last 2/3 of the book was all recipes. However it was a great novella. Andrea had her baby... Yay! There was another murder... But it wasn't really a murder... And Hannah solved it! Again!! Seriously she could be a cop, she figures it out before Mike every single time.Mike is still a jerk. I wish Hannah wou...
  • Lady Ozma
    I gave this book four stars after some debating. I finally decided that I liked the characters and the basic thought process behind the book itself a lot. Enough that I want to read the rest of the series sitting on my TBR shelf. However, if I was rating it on mystery alone, I'd definitely have to go lower.For me, this book wasn't about the mystery so much as the quirky and fun characters. What can I say, small-town Minnesota pot luck? I mean how...
  • Paraphrodite
    The more I get into this series, the less I like Mike. He needs to be kicked out!
  • Book Concierge
    Book # 6 in the Hannah Swenson series has our heroine / amateur sleuth coordinating the Lake Eden Christmas Potluck supper. Everyone will be bringing the dishes they’ve offered for inclusion in the latest community cookbook, and Hannah’s mother has offered a beautiful antique cake knife to cut a very special cake. This is Minnesota and a snowstorm isn’t about to keep the residents of Lake Eden away from the Community Center, so the place is...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: October 1, 2005 Genre: Cozy MysteryThis is my favorite cozy mystery series and I can never get enough of Hannah Swensen and the murder mysteries she always seems to get involved in! In this installment, it is christmas time and everyone is gathering together to test out the recipes that are being used in the Lake Eden Cookbook. But when someone goes missing, and then ends up dead it is up to Hannah and the police to find out who d...
  • Stacey
    This was a disappointment. As with others I thought I was getting a whole book instead of a novella. The mystery felt forced, perhaps if she'd had an entire novel to work with Fluke could have rounded the characters out a bit more. Hannah was pushier and more controlling that ever. Mike was total jerk,but he is always a jerk, it was just more emphasized in this one. Mike's jerkiness made Hannah seem very shallow. He's rude, overbearing and sexist...
  • Shelley
    This is my first book of Joanne Fluke's. It might even had been my last, if I didn't get the other book free as well (when I volunteered at the library's yearly book sale). Gosh it was awful! I found the characters lacking personalities, and I was really shocked with the reactions or I should say lack of reaction of some of the people, including the main character Hannah, when the victim is murdered (can't say who it is). The reason I picked this...
  • Lisa
    The problem is with this book is that it was TOO SHORT!A fun, easy read mystery. I like the fact that the author:* does not feel like she needs to make it gory or gross with the deaths that occur* doesn't resort to promiscuity or sexual innuendos* does show a strong, independent, smart woman as a main character * shows fun family dynamics with siblings and parent relationships* makes it fun to peak into the lives of small town residents
  • Kelsi
    I struggled with deciding what to rate this one. It is probably about a 2.5. I found this book extremely unbalanced. There is less than 200 pages to the story since the last half of the book is filled with the recipes for Hannah's cookbook. The first 90 pages of that is filled with Hannah preparing for the potluck dinner and everyone in Lake Eden gathering at the community center and eating their meals. After the first 90 pages, the body is final...
  • Toni
    Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #6)by Joanne Fluke (Goodreads Author)Paperback, 352 pagesPublished October 1st 2005 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2004)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... When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion and the little town of Lake Ede...
  • Jenna
    I usually enjoy the crime/mystery genre. And I'm okay with reading something light. This just wasn't worth it, though.What bothered me most was that Hannah seems unhappy with Mike, one of the men she's dating. He's rude, takes credit for her work, and he's sexist. I expected her, in the end, to tell him to get lost. But no. She just sucks it up and takes it. Um, hello? Self respect? Hannah has none, apparently. I guess the fact that he's a handso...
  • Lauri Saplad
    Another fun romp through Lake Eden, Minnesota. This time it's at Christmastime & there's a community cookbook with recipes to be tested. So of course there's a humongous community potluck!! Lo and behold, wouldn't you know there's a dead body found. There just can't be a nice quiet day around here !!! Plus you get a detailed recipe for all the dishes mentioned in the story. Yummers!
  • Sandra
    I wondered if I would tired with Joanne Fluke's books after a while but I did enjoy this one except for two disappointments. One disappointment was the very predictable theft at the beginning of the novel. The second was the extreme brevity of the story. It was over before I realized it. I thought I was only halfway through.For bakers though, there are a ton of recipes at the back of the book.
  • Liz Whipps
    This was a novella which took up only the first half of the book.. The second half was devoted to many different kinds of yummy recipes..not just cookies this time. As usual, Hannah was able to solve the mystery with a little help from her sister, Mother, and sometime boyfriend, Norman. This is a very light, "fluffy" type of read; just perfect for a summer aftrnoon.
  • Annalissa
    Probably the cutest book out of the series so far. Loved the Christmas small town feel, and the sisterly love throughout the whole story. Mike is starting to truly annoy me but other then that it was a great read. Very fast and short but super cute!
  • Donna
    I really enjoy this series, although I don't seem to be reading them in order. I really like both guys but I am rooting for Mike. I really thought the brownie incident was pretty funny. I wish I had thought of it. Overall, this is a book that I would recommend.
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    Ok, so this book is a little cheesy (no chef pun intended...). Having said that it was still a fun light hearted read. Not sure I would track down all the books in the series, but I got a good chuckle here and there.
  • ShannonCC
    I think I keep reading these because they are really easy reads. They're like popcorn books, you can just read them quickly and easily, without thinking. I like the main character. She's a bit tactless and interesting. Another review (on another book in this series) mentioned that she seems a lot older than she is and I agree. She's just turned 30 in this book and she strikes me more as a woman in her 60's or older. It might be the small town ang...
  • Tabby Kat
    In her first holiday mystery, Fluke (Fudge Cupcake Murder, etc.) takes her series heroine, Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and owner of the Cookie Jar bakery in Lake Eden, Minn., through a delectable culinary romp. Hannah has compiled a cookbook of the locals' favorite recipes, which are to be featured at the Christmas party at Lake Eden's community center. All the residents gather for a festive evening, including Martin Dubinski and his wife of t...
  • Melanie
    Uggh, this is probably my least favourite of the series so far! Not only was I incredibly disappointed to discover that about half the book was recipes, but I am also getting sick of the main character, Hannah Swensen. I won't go into the long list of reasons I dislike her, but one of my main annoyances is that she doesn't even consider if she loves Norman or Mike more, it's merely all about who's the most good-looking, and what they have to offe...
  • Tiffunee
    The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah s mother s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the d�colletage of the new and now late Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills...
  • Becky
    I am not going to finish this book. I started reading it because, as I said in my last review, I'm trying to read a bit of everything so that I have a better idea of what our patrons are interested in. This book is just a bit too silly to keep reading. If I had one more day off of work for the holiday, I would have stuck with it, but leisure time is too short during a work week to keep reading this. There is too much inane dialouge. If I wrote do...
  • Angm81
    The usual Hannah Swensen book, a good, quick read. I will say, though, that I was surprised by some stereotyping of gender roles in this book. Usually, I feel like Fluke does an ok job of bending gender roles by making a strong, independent female lead (although, now that I think about it, she does live in a city where every cop is male...). So, I was shocked to read about the male shop teacher's "boys" who built churches for a display and the fe...
  • Nate
    All I can start by saying is SO MANY RECIPES, SO EXCITED! There is nothing I love more than a Christmas Mystery because usually there is extended family around. With this the entire Lake Eden gang is stuck in the community center during a blizzard which happens to hit during the cookbook tasting. While I thought that I would be obsessed with this idea of everyone around and no where to go I missed The Cookie Jar and other businesses and Mochie. B...
  • Mark Baker
    A short novella provides a fun mystery. Then you get tons of recipes for many complete meals. Different for the series but still fun.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
  • Amanda
    Being stuck in the community center during a blizzard definitely didn't stop Hannah from solving another case. Tracey's letter to Santa wad precious, but a little too advanced for a cold her age. Mike really needs to stop underestimating Hannah. It may become their downfall.
  • Elizabeth
    This was fun! A classic drawing room mystery set in the Lake Eden Community Center over the course of one evening. The town has come together to taste all the recipes that are going to go in Hannah's cook book. It is a festive snowy Christmas party.I love Hannah and Andrea's sisterly relationship and it was fun to get to know their youngest sister, Michelle. I just adore little Tracy, Hannah's niece. I hope that Hannah ends up with Norman rather ...
  • Robin Thomsen
    Shorter novel than most of them. Only a little more than half was the book, The Rest was recipes. still a fun read
  • Gina
    Yep, Mike's still an asshole. Otherwise a cute holiday story with a funny ending and a twist on the usual formulaic murder plot. I guess a little extra schmaltz for the holidays isn't a bad thing!