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 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lemon Meringue Pie 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
Candy Cane Murder (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carrot Cake Murder (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cream Puff Murder (2008)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
Gingerbread Cookie 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
Double Fudge Brownie Murder (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wedding Cake Murder (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Caramel Murder (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Banana Cream Pie Murder (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raspberry Danish Murder (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Cake Murder (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coconut Layer Cake Murder (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Cupcake Murder (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Dessert Murder (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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21 Responses to “Order of Hannah Swensen Books”

  1. Sandy Greathouse: 2 years ago

    The latest book by Joanne Fluke is Chocolate Cream Pie. I really enjoy her books.

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  2. Penney Harris: 6 years ago

    Do you have to read the books in order??

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  3. Alyce: 7 years ago

    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?

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  4. Kathey: 7 years ago

    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.

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    • Lynn Dancey Rudkin: 6 years ago

      Agree totally with your assessment. My husband also has enjoyed all of her books.

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  5. Confused Calley: 7 years ago

    the gingerbread cookie murder is not on this list

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    • Lynn Dancey Rudkin: 6 years ago

      And the Candy Cane Murder is missing…

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    • Jennifer Marie Moore: 5 years ago

      I believe gingerbread cookie murder and candy cane murder are novellas. they were published in anthologies with other authors. the book list in wedding cake murder has them in order of release though. Candy Cane would be book 9.5 and Gingerbread Cookie would be book 14.5. Hope this helps

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  6. Laughing Raccoon: 7 years ago

    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.

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    • Brandon: 7 years ago

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

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      • Laughing Raccoon: 7 years ago

        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. 🙂

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      • maggie: 4 years ago

        check out author Jessica Beck .donut shop mysteries or Cleo Coyle coffee house mysteries, this one gives great recipes .

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    • Sissy52: 3 years ago

      she chose a 3rd person

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  7. lab: 8 years ago

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

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    • Brandon: 8 years ago

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

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      • Diane: 3 years ago

        They should be read in order for the best experience. The back story is both important and relevant.

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    • Lynn Dancey Rudkin: 6 years ago

      It doesn’t matter. My husband and I have read all, in no particular order. She gives a little background in each, but not so much that it will bore or distract from the “current” story line.

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    • Sissy52: 3 years ago

      for the murder mystery no00but there is a back sotry about Hannah & yes you should read them in order or the back story will not flow correctly

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  8. Katiec: 8 years ago

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

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  9. Anonomous: 8 years ago

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

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  10. guest: 8 years ago

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

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