Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Mystery Book Club

Chocolate Chip Cookie Discussion Questions 

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. How does the book beginning with a scene about Hannah’s cat shape the book?
  3. How ‘small town’ does the beginning of the book feel?
  4. Does it seem like a bakery could make it over the winter in a town of 3,000 but maybe if it is really the local coffeehouse and meeting place?
  5. Do you like Hannah?
  6. What do you think of Andrea, Hannah’s sister, especially her relationship with Tracey, her 4 year old?
  7. What would you do if you found a body behind your store or house?
  8. Do you notice how many groups have catering in this book? Even the romance book club has lunch catered.
  9. The book was published in 2000, does it feel dated?
  10. Is it unusual for a cozy that the detective actually asks the amateur sleuth for her help?
  11. What do you think of Hannah winning $1942 at the casino?
  12. What do you think of Hannah’s ex boyfriend, the scum bag professor?
  13. How does Hannah’s loneliness affect the story?
  14. What do you think of the slimey Max Turner as a villain?
  15. Would you go to check out Max’s house?
  16. Do all amateur detectives need to have an incredible sense of curiosity and flexible boundaries?
  17. When did you think that Max was dead?
  18. What do you think of Boyd and Danielle’s marriage where he mooches off of her, keeps it a secret and beats her? Why does she stay?
  19. Did you suspect that Judith was the killer?
  20. What do you think of her reason?
  21. What do you think of Hannah’s saving herself?
  22. What did you think of the epilogue where Hannah got asked out by two men?
  23. Did you like the book?
  24. Would you read more in the series?
  25. Why?

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