The Hannah Swensen Mysteries are a series of cozy mystery novels by American novelist Joanne Fluke. Hannah runs a bakery called The Cookie Jar and solves murders when she is not baking. While the books are mysteries, they also contain a fair amount of comedy and romance as well. You can also find recipes inside the books.

The Hannah Swensen series began in 2000 with Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Each novel in the series features a different dessert in the title. The series is ongoing. Below is a list of Joanne Fluke’s Hanah Swensen books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Hannah Swensen Books


Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strawberry Shortcake Murder(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blueberry Muffin Murder(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lemon Meringue Murder(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fudge Cupcake Murder(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sugar Cookie Murder(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peach Cobbler Murder(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cherry Cheesecake Murder(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Key Lime Pie Murder(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carrot Cake Murder(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cream Puff Murder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plum Pudding Murder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apple Turnover Murder(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Food Cake Murder(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cinnamon Roll Murder(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blackberry Pie Murder(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • guest

    I was hoping for a new character to follow, but the two books I have listened to so far are poorly written.

  • Anonomous

    The Hannah Swensen series are fantastic. Anxious to see the next novel !!! Please continue writing more of these novels.

  • Katiec

    Love this series. Can’t wait for the next book

  • lab

    Do I have to read the hannah swensen books in order from book 1?

    • Brandon

      I haven’t read the series, but I imagine it doesn’t matter. This type of mystery series is usually more episodic.

  • Laughing Raccoon

    I had to stop reading this series. Hannah became overbearing and condescending, and the triangle became VERY tedious. I stopped at Key Lime, and then went & read the reviews for the rest only to find out she still hadn’t chosen between the sexist, whose name I can’t recall, and Norman the dentist. Give me a break.

    • Brandon

      Is there a similar series you would recommend to any fellow readers who might feel the same way?

      • Laughing Raccoon

        I keep looking, but yet to find one of the food mystery series that fits the bill. The ones of that type I’ve read seem to be written by indie writers who have never heard of proof-reading. Seems the best two mystery series I’ve found so-far feature animals……The Cat Who series, by Lilian Jackson Braun and The Mrs. Murphy mysteries, written by Rita Mae Brown and her cat Sneaky Pie. Yep she gives the cat co-author billing, as writer of the part of the book written from the animals’ point of view.
        Oh, but I forgot…..The Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson is fantastic. If someone had told me I would love a series that is basically a modern western, I would still be laughing. But, I got hooked on the TV show, and then decided to read the books, since the author is like myself, a native West Virginian, (even though he now lives in Wyoming). They are SO much better than the show. Very well written and has such a respectful portrayal of Native Spirituality. Since I’m an Indian, that tends to be a deal-breaker for me, but this series is wonderful. Henry Standing Bear may be a fictional character, but he is my hero. :-)

  • Confused Calley

    the gingerbread cookie murder is not on this list

  • Kathey

    As a writer and as an extremely well educated individual, I’m not sure where the folks posting are coming from. This is one of my favorite series. The author has taught at many levels and writes other books outside the series that are more serious. I would like Hannah to make a choice and move forward with the rest of her life but although Jonathan Kellerman is my favorite series writer, she is my favorite cozy.

  • Alyce

    Just finished Blackberry Pie Murder, I think. The e-book from the library left me hanging waiting for a real ending to this book. Either it’s a problem with e-books or the story just quit before the last chapter or two. Is there more?