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Joanne Fluke

Author of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

86+ Works 21,682 Members 969 Reviews 43 Favorited

About the Author

Joanne Fluke was born in Swanville, Minnesota in 1943. While pursuing her writing career, she worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant, a show more production assistant on a TV quiz show, and half of a screenwriting team with her husband. She writes the Hannah Swensen Mystery series which includes original family recipes for baking. Her other works include The Stepchild, Vengeance Is Mine, Video Kill, Dead Giveaway, and Deadly Memories. In 2014, her title's Blackberry Pie Murder and Double Fudge Brownie Murder made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Also writes as Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson, Kathryn Kirkwood, Jo Gibson, and as John Fischer, R. J. Fischer when in collaboration with Ruel E. Fischmann.

Image credit: murdershebaked.com

Series

Works by Joanne Fluke

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (2001) 1,989 copies
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (2001) 1,184 copies
Blueberry Muffin Murder (2002) 1,108 copies
Sugar Cookie Murder (2004) 1,068 copies
Key Lime Pie Murder (2007) 1,013 copies
Fudge Cupcake Murder (2004) 1,005 copies
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (2003) 1,002 copies
Peach Cobbler Murder (2005) 984 copies
Cherry Cheesecake Murder (2006) 971 copies
Carrot Cake Murder (2008) 890 copies
Cream Puff Murder (2009) 845 copies
Plum Pudding Murder (2009) 779 copies
Apple Turnover Murder (2010) 756 copies
Candy Cane Murder [anthology 3-in-1] (2007) — Contributor — 740 copies
Devil's Food Cake Murder (2011) 648 copies
Cinnamon Roll Murder (2012) 627 copies
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (2013) 551 copies
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010) 548 copies
Blackberry Pie Murder (2014) 492 copies
Double Fudge Brownie Murder (2015) 427 copies
Wedding Cake Murder (2016) 424 copies
Christmas Caramel Murder (2016) 335 copies
Raspberry Danish Murder (2018) 334 copies
Banana Cream Pie Murder (2017) 333 copies
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (2019) 303 copies
Christmas Cake Murder (2018) 289 copies
Coconut Layer Cake Murder (2020) 236 copies
Christmas Cupcake Murder (2020) 226 copies
Caramel Pecan Roll Murder (2022) 156 copies
Pink Lemonade Cake Murder (2023) 85 copies
Christmas Sweets (2006) 85 copies
Video Kill (1989) 80 copies
Winter Chill (1984) 77 copies
The Other Child (1983) 61 copies
Dead Giveaway (1990) 54 copies
Wicked (2016) 41 copies
Deadly Memories (1995) 35 copies
Cold Judgment (1985) 35 copies
The Stepchild (1980) 31 copies
Final Appeal (1989) 29 copies
Vengeance Is Mine (1986) 29 copies
Fatal Identity (1993) 26 copies
Winter Kittens (1999) — Contributor — 23 copies
Joanne Fluke Christmas Bundle (4-in-1) (2011) — Author — 22 copies
Eyes (2016) 21 copies
Slay Bells (1994) 21 copies
A Season for Samantha (1999) 21 copies
Obsessed (2014) 17 copies
Candy for Christmas (2006) 15 copies
A Townhouse for Tessa (2001) 14 copies
Afraid (2014) 14 copies
Murder, She Baked: The Complete Collection (2018) — Author — 13 copies
A Valentine for Vanessa (2000) 13 copies
A Husband for Holly (1999) 12 copies
Twisted (2014) 12 copies
A Match for Mother (3-in-1) (1999) — Contributor — 11 copies
Scream 4: The Dead Girl (1993) 11 copies
A Match for Melissa (1998) 10 copies
Dance of Death (1869) 8 copies
My Bloody Valentine (1748) 6 copies
Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts [2017 TV Movie] (2017) — Author — 4 copies
The Crush (Scream) (1994) 2 copies
The Crush II (1994) 1 copy
A Taste of Murder Box Set (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy

Associated Works

Sugar and Spice [Anthology 4-in-1] (2006) — Contributor — 316 copies

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Common Knowledge

Other names
Kirkwood, Kathryn
Gibson, Jo
Jackson, Gina
Fischer, R. J.
Hunter, Chris
Birthdate
1943
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Swanville, Minnesota, USA
California, USA
Education
St. Cloud State University (attended)
California State University, San Bernardino (BA)
Occupations
teacher
writer
Agent
Meg Ruley (Jane Rotrosen)
Disambiguation notice
Also writes as Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson, Kathryn Kirkwood, Jo Gibson, and as John Fischer, R. J. Fischer when in collaboration with Ruel E. Fischmann.

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Another fun installment in the Hannah Swensen mystery series.
 
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Shauna_Morrison | 29 other reviews | Dec 7, 2023 |
"The Tri-County Summer Solstice Celebration has come to town, and even among local artisans, athletes, and marching bands, Hannah attracts fans of her own while serving lip-smacking pink lemonade desserts. But the mood sours when a body turns up, leading revelers to wonder if the festivities mark both the longest day of the year and the deadliest. A retired professional MLB player has met a terrifying end and, considering the rumors swirling about his past, the list of suspects could fill a small stadium. Among them could soon be Delores, Hannah s mother, who publicly held a grunge against the victim after he infamously dunked her in the tank at a previous county fair. Now, with her mother's innocence on the line, a life-changing announcement at The Cookie Jar, and a plethora of desserts to bake, Hannah can't afford to strike out as she begins a dangerous investigation into the ruthless killer who's truly in a league of their own"--… (more)
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LynneQuan | 5 other reviews | Nov 18, 2023 |
I listened to the audiobook version on Audible and I found the recipes in the middle of the story quite distracting. If I was reading a physical copy, I could have skipped over the recipes and marked the pages to look at them later.
 
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Shauna_Morrison | 18 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |
Cute. I'm glad the Dr Bev character has run her course. The cover illustration is adorable on this one.
 
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dele2451 | 26 other reviews | Oct 29, 2023 |

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Works
86
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Members
21,682
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
969
ISBNs
743
Languages
10
Favorited
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