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3.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Fluke Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hannah Swensen Mysteries Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781440775062
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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 is determined to cook a killer’s goose before anyone else gets burned.

The Cookie Jar’s busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time…for Christmas cookies, Hannah’s own special plum pudding—and romance! She also gets a kick out of Lunatic Larry Jaeger’s Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot, a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. But then Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office.

Now, with so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah’s running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn’t want her to see the New Year.

Includes Hannah’s favorite Christmas dinner recipes!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A clever whodunit with pastry recipe dividends.”

    Barnes & Noble

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali | 2/20/2014

    " I was disapointed in this book because as soon as the character who turned out to be the murderer was introduced, it was very obvious that they would end up being the murderer. It became even more obvious when a background story in to the victim's past was revealed and the correlation was made with the names. The series is starting to get a little predictable but still enjoyable for the stories of just the characters if you take out the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameling | 2/8/2014

    " Only for fans of Hannah Swensen because I didn't think this was as good as others in the series. I found it rather predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 2/1/2014

    " Ckvl bk Cute story of course with new people in town gueswho is getting murdered (Star Trek Red shirt syndrome) but good story i like the blend of characters except Hannah still dating both Norman and Mike sigh make a decision already "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 1/29/2014

    " Somehow Hannah finds another dead body. This Minnesota murder is at a Christmas Tree lot that is selling Hannah's cookies. All through the book there are recipes for the mouth watering cookies that she bakes for her shop. The story also has a back story of the two men that Hannah is dating and a small mystery about Norman's mother. I really like this type of light reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Dolata | 1/28/2014

    " I like to read Christmas themed books this time of year, and willingly set aside some standards to read books from series I would not otherwise choose to read. However, I can't imagine how this one was published. Hannah has to be the most annoying character in current fiction. She even makes the recipes annoying with all her side comments. She has a business partner who not only continually holds down the fort while she runs around sticking her nose in other people's business, she actually encourages her to rest on her rare appearances in the shop because she "looks beat'. Hannah is dating two men who put up with the situation despite the fact there is no physical relationship. Not only do they put up with it, they all hang out together at her condo drinking pot after pot of coffee and eating sugar laden sweets while they cuddle up with her cat. Seriously? The dialogue is painful- every time a new recipe is trialed (and there are many) each character in turn offers an opinion. Always positive, of course. The plot is thin, which would be okay in this type of light reading if there were other redeemable elements like interesting characters or a heartwarming holiday feel to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Rawlins | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I like all her books. A few less recipes would be nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Jensen | 1/13/2014

    " I am really enjoying this cozy series. I have read them a bit out of order, but they are enjoyable without reading them sequentially. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Albright | 1/8/2014

    " Loved it! Full of delicious recipes as always...plan on trying out several this week!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/29/2013

    " Cozy mysteries set around a cookie bakery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/26/2013

    " I really enjoy Hannah's adventures, however, I have had enough of Moishe! The cat would be outta here if he did that to my Christmas tree! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Priscilla | 12/25/2013

    " I think this woman needs to take some writing courses. The only good thing I can find is the recipes in it in my opinion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 12/21/2013

    " I've read almost all the books in this series. It's a light who done it mystery. This time about a tree lot salesman who gets murdered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Meier | 12/13/2013

    " Wrapped up the murder way at the end . . . but good lead in to the next story. An easy, delightful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weavereve | 11/28/2013

    " I'm getting a kick out of this book mostly because I love the recipe writing style. It's very detailed and wordy, perhaps folksy? The story itself is fine, nothing spectacular, but worth bothering with for the recipes. I will definitely read more of Ms. Fluke's mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 11/21/2013

    " I love JoAnne Fluke's books. Mysteries with a dose of humor, quick relaxing read, and compatible with my comfort level (no offensive language or lewdness). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 11/11/2013

    " The books in this series are always a fun, clean read. The only downside is that they make me want to eat cookies . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 9/30/2013

    " There are so many recipes in this book that I want to try! Fluke's flair for combining baking with murder is still going strong. This one kept me guessing right up to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddie | 9/13/2013

    " It was ok. It was very predictable and it seemed to drag on at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 7/25/2013

    " This book was filled with holiday recipes. I was hoping for a little more action. It was an enjoyable read. Is Hannah ever going to make up her mind on the two men she has in her life?? The answer is simple - ditch the cop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabby | 5/29/2013

    " I have been listening to this series and enjoy the stories, this particular story had more recipes than any other it felt like. Not my favorite. I do wish she would choose between Norman and Mike already!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 5/26/2013

    " Too many recipes and Hannah needs to choose Norman and get married! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 5/15/2013

    " I just really enjoy Joanne Fluke books. Another good addition to the Hannah Swensen series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 2/10/2013

    " Christmas Murder Mystery....should've thought this one through a bit more before reading this as my "Christmas season read". :/ Not to mention, it was a little predictable, I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/27/2012

    " Fun, great recipes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 8/13/2012

    " what can I say another great one in this series. None of the books have failed me yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie | 5/10/2012

    " I like Ms. Fluke books - she has a great story and she has receipts. I love to cook and I like to solve for the murderer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cat Fithian | 12/2/2011

    " Gah - I kept fast forwarding through it because the narrative was so slow! Seriously, it was disc 4 before anything related to the murder happened! who does that? Also, there was more information about the cookie recipes than about anything else. Gack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eyre | 7/15/2011

    " Pretty good story. I like the cat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charisa Flaherty | 6/29/2011

    " Too much description of the cooking and food and not enough about the crime! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Adkins | 6/17/2011

    " Another fantastic Hannah novel! This time, a local businessman is murdered and his estranged wife is under suspicion. It's up to Hannah to clear the woman's name. This one has a great cliffhanger ending! It's making me pick up the next one immediately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 5/17/2011

    " Hannah Swensen is always up to some sort of trouble - thank goodness she shares her recipes as well as her adventures. Some of them are totally scrumptious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 5/3/2011

    " Plum Pudding is romance and mystery rolled into one, the bases for a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 February | 4/21/2011

    " I loved the ending, and oh boy, what a small world. On to the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 4/1/2011

    " A cute little story. I love Hannah so much!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mich | 3/30/2011

    " easy to read, easier to 'figure out' HOWEVER the 4 stars are for the mouth-watering that happened as i read this book!! was a good way to pass the time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 3/27/2011

    " Another good mystery with a few twists. We must not have many residents of Lake Eden left by now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shala | 3/20/2011

    " I really liked this 12th book in the series. The love triangle that has been such a big deal wasn't an issue in this book, and I enjoyed having Norman around much and Mike in the background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taunya | 3/2/2011

    " Another fun mystery... I can't help myself. After I finish listening to these novels I have to go check the books out so I can get some of the recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 2/18/2011

    " Not the best writing or dialogue but i like the recipes and the cold Minnesota setting :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donnica | 2/6/2011

    " This was a fun book and I loved the recipes it provided! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/27/2011

    " Larry Jaeger is running a Christmas tree lot with some shady business practices when he is shot. Hannah of course is on the mystery!
    There are more recipes in this one than usual! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/17/2011

    " I haven't found one of her books that wasn't captivating. I enjoyed this one as well. The stories might not be totally "mysterious" but they are fun to read which is one of the reasons I like to read - to be entertained. These books in this series do just that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charise | 1/14/2011

    " Had to read something light after the last book I read ;) These books are getting pretty cheesy, but I think the recipes keep me hooked. I just wish the main character would get married already or decide to stay single...anything but keeping two guys strung along :P "

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About the Author
Author Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and is best known for her Hannah Swensen mysteries. There are over fifteen books in the series, including The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, The Strawberry Shortcake Murder, The Blueberry Muffin Murder, and The Cinnamon Roll Murder. She has written more than thirty other novels and two novellas, “Candy Cane Murder” and “Gingerbread Cookie Murder.” Before becoming a writer, Fluke worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a screenwriter, and a production assistant. She currently lives in Southern California.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.