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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 and upcoming books
Hannah Swensen Mystery
   1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (2000)
   2. Strawberry Shortcake Murder (2001)
   3. Blueberry Muffin Murder (2001)
   4. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (2001)
   5. Fudge Cupcake Murder (2004)
   6. Sugar Cookie Murder (2004)
   7. Peach Cobbler Murder (2005)
   8. Cherry Cheesecake Murder (2006)
   9. Key Lime Pie Murder (2007)
9.5. Candy Cane Murder [short story] (2007) (in Candy Cane Murder)
   10. Carrot Cake Murder (2008)
   11. Cream Puff Murder (2009)
   12. Plum Pudding Murder (2009)
   13. Apple Turnover Murder (2010)
13.5. Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010) (in Gingerbread Cookie Murder)
   14. Devil's Food Cake Murder (2011)
   15. Cinnamon Roll Murder (2012)
   16. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (2013)
   17. Blackberry Pie Murder (2014)
   Lake Eden Cookbook (2015)
   18. Double Fudge Brownie Murder (2015)
   19. Wedding Cake Murder (2016)
   20. Christmas Caramel Murder (2016)
   21. Banana Cream Pie Murder (2017)
   22. Raspberry Danish Murder (2018)
   23. Christmas Cake Murder (2018)
   24. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (2019)
   25. Coconut Layer Cake Murder (2020)
   26. Christmas Cupcake Murder (2020)
   27. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (2021)
   28. Caramel Pecan Roll Murder (2022)
   29. Pink Lemonade Cake Murder (2023)
   30. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Murder (2024)
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   The Stepchild (1980)
   The Other Child (1983)
   Cold Judgment (1984)
   Winter Chill (1984)
   Vengeance Is Mine (1986)
   Video Kill (1989)
   Final Appeal (1989)
   Dead Giveaway (1990)
   Fatal Identity (1993)
   Deadly Memories (1995)
   Eyes (1996) (as by Chris Hunter)
Non fiction
Omnibus editions
Joanne Fluke recommends
Death of a Gigolo (2019)
(Jaine Austen, book 17)
Laura Levine
"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny."
Wagging through the Snow (2017)
(Melanie Travis, book 21)
Laurien Berenson
"If you like dogs you'll love Laurien Berenson's 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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