Monday, September 12, 2011
Book Review: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
TITLE: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Book 1 in the Hannah Swensen Mystery series
AUTHOR: Joanna Fluke
PREMISE: A pastry store owner goes on the case when her delivery man is shot.
MY REVIEW: I honestly don't really have much to say about this series. It's a cozy mystery so all the archtypes are there: shop keeper somehow manages to solve a mystery that cops can't, unlucky in love but manages to snag at least two possible love interests by the end, family who doesn't understand her and why she doesn't find a man, owns a cat, etc. etc.
Writing was passable, mystery was sort of blah, and it all makes for a pretty forgettable and average cozy mystery series. There are currently sixteen books in this series and I suspect I could pick up the most recent one and find that none of the characters have hugely changed in any way and I wouldn't be lost. Worth a check out from the library if you're in the mood for a quick mystery that you don't have to concentrate too much on. Just be warned, it'll make you crave cookies.
WHO SHOULD READ: cozy mystery fans
MY RATING: Three out of Five cookies.