Joanne Fluke

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Joanne Fluke (born c. 1943 in Swanville, Minnesota) is an American writer.

Personal life[edit]

According to the author's website, "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." [1]

She is married and lives with her husband, children and stepchildren in Southern California.[1]


As Joanne Fluke[edit]

Hannah Swensen series[edit]

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (2001)[2]
  • Strawberry Shortcake Murder (2002)
  • Blueberry Muffin Murder (2002)
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (2003)
  • Fudge Cupcake Murder (2004)
  • Sugar Cookie Murder (2004)
  • Peach Cobbler Murder (2005)
  • Cherry Cheesecake Murder (2006)
  • Key Lime Pie Murder (2007)
  • "Candy Cane Murder" (October 2007) (novella)
  • Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2008)
  • Cream Puff Murder (March 2009)
  • Plum Pudding Murder (October 2009)
  • Apple Turnover Murder (February 2010)
  • Gingerbread Cookie Murder (October 2010) (novella)
  • Devil's Food Cake Murder (February 2011)
  • Cinnamon Roll Murder (February 2012)
  • Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (February 2013)
  • "Joanne Fluke’s LAKE EDEN COOKBOOK" (September 2013)
  • Blackberry Pie Murder (February 2014)
  • Double Fudge Brownie Murder (February 2015)

Recipes in Each Murder[edit]

  • "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake Swensen Apricot Bread Pudding Oatmeal Raisin Crisps Cocoa Snaps Hawaiian Flan Molasses Crackles Chocolate Highlander Cookie Bars

  • "Plum Pudding Murder" Recipes

Easy Cheesy Biscuits Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Raspberry Truffles Dixie Lee's German Apple Cake Nancy Dunn Bar Cookies Shrimp Louie Spread Holiday Squash Soup Pineapple Cranberry Jell-O Salad Christmas Bell Salad Jeweled Pork Roast Lingonberry Gravy Scandinavian Spuds Cranberry Scones Petite Pea Boats

  • "Red Velvet Cupcake Murder"

Red Velvet Surprise Cupcakes Tickled Pink Lemonade Cookies Chicken Tetrazzini Hotdish Easy Fruit Pie Coffee and Cream Cookies Berried Treasure Bar Cookies Razzle Dazzle Brownies Double Whammy Lemon Cake Mom's Bran Muffins Oatmeal Apple Pancakes Pineapple Coconut Whippersnapper Cookies Jamboree Muffins Chocolate-Covered Peanut Cookies Monkey Bread Snappy Turtle Pie Snappy Turtle Cookies Guac Ad Hoc Three Way Brownies

Other Works[3]

  • The Stepchild (1980)
  • The Other Child (1983; reprinted August 2014)
  • Winter Chill (1984; reprinted August 2013)
  • Cold Judgment (1985; reprinted October 2014)
  • Vengeance is Mine (1986)
  • Video Kill (1989; reprinted May 2013)
  • Final Appeal (1989)
  • Dead Giveaway (1990; reprinted April 2014)
  • The Dead Girl (1993)
  • Fatal Identity (1993)
  • Deadly Memories (1995)
  • Sugar and Spice (2006) (A collaborative with Fern Michaels, Beverly Barton, and Shirley Jump)

Under pseudonyms[edit]

Fluke has been published under several pseudonyms, including Jo Gibson, Chris Hunter, John Fisher, Kathryn Kirkwood and Gina Jackson.[citation needed]

Teen Thrillers (as Jo Gibson)[4]

Regency Romances (as Kathryn Kirkwood)

  • A Match for Melissa
  • A Season for Samantha
  • A Husband for Holly
  • A Valentine for Vanessa
  • A Match for Mother (novella)
  • A Townhouse for Tessa
  • Winter Kittens (novella)


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