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Joanne Fluke

USA flag (b.1943)

aka Jo Gibson, Chris Hunter

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.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Romance
New Books
February 2023

Pink Lemonade Cake Murder
(Hannah Swensen Mystery, book 29)
Non fiction
Short stories
Candy Cane Murder [short story] (2007)
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010)

Joanne Fluke recommends
Pampered to Death (2011)
(Jaine Austen, book 10)
Laura Levine
"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud."
Corpse Flower (2014)
(Dirty Business Mystery, book 5)
Rosemary Harris
"Rosemary Harris is a GEM of a writer."
Death of a Dog Whisperer (2014)
(Melanie Travis, book 17)
Laurien Berenson
"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries."
The Ghosts of Misty Hollow (2016)
(Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, book 6)
Sue Ann Jaffarian
"Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle."

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