Hannah Swensen is the owner of the bakery, The Cookie Jar in lake Eden, Minn. Early one morning she finds the dairy deliveryman dead in the alley behind her bakery. Hannah's brother-in-law who happens to be a local detective asks her to keep her ears open and Hannah finds herself in the midst of all sorts of gossip and suspects.
Meanwhile, Hannah's mother is determined to get Hannah married and Hannah finds herself being fixed up with a blind date.
Is this the best mystery? Definitely not. Cute, yes but it stretches the imagination that Hannah seems to be doing all the work and Bill her brother-in-law seems to be waiting for Hannah to find dead bodies. Interspersed throughout are cookie recipes that sound good.
First Line: "Hannah Swensen slipped into the old leather bomber jacket that she'd rescued from the Helping Hands store and reached down to pick up the huge orange tomcat that was rubbing against her ankles."