Joanne Fluke

Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow's clothesline. She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.    

While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a corporate, legal, and pharmaceutical secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant on a now-defunct operating system, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, half of a screenwriting team with her husband, and a mother, wife, and homemaker.

She now lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic.

Joanne Fluke

Books by Joanne Fluke

by Joanne Fluke - Fiction, Mystery

Hannah Swensen is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel --- and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career.

by Joanne Fluke - Fiction, Food, Mystery

Hannah Swensen accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. She is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested…for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased.

by Joanne Fluke - Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction

Hannah's mother, Delores Swensen, is holding her annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at the Community Centre --- catered by none other than The Cookie Jar! The whole Swensen clan, their friends, and members of The Lake Eden Gossip Hotline, of which Delores is a founding member, have gathered for the delicious event. And as they share their favorite juicy tales of Lake Eden and its residents over coffee and dessert, they also share their favourite scrumptious cookie recipes --- plus a mouth-watering menu of luncheon recipes.

by Joanne Fluke - Fiction, Mystery

Doctor Bev is trying to stir things up with her old flame Norman, who has reunited with Hannah Swensen. Just as Hannah's patience with Bev runs thin, her rival is found dead at the bottom of Miller's Pond. To everyone's shock, Hannah is now the target of a murder investigation --- and she's feeling the heat in a way she never has before.

by Joanne Fluke - Fiction, Mystery

The Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band is playing in Minnesota. But when their tour bus overturns, it emerges that the keyboard player is not who anyone thought he was. Hannah Swensen is determined to unravel the elusive case.