HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERIES

Hallmark Mystery

Hannah Swensen is a baker in small-town Minnesota. Detective Mike Kingston of the Minneapolis PD moves to Lake Eden to be with Hannah and always needs Hannah’s help in uncovering the mysteries, which often involve her beloved bakery and café, The Cookie Jar Bakery. As Hannah strives to solve the crimes, she never forgets to bake delicious desserts and baked goods!

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Hannah Swensen Mysteries

Hannah Swensen

Alison Sweeney | Hannah Swensen & Murder, She Baked Mysteries on Hallmark Mystery
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Mike

Cameron Mathison | Hannah Swensen & Murder, She Baked Mysteries on Hallmark Mystery
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Chad

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Themes

Setting

Lake Eden, Minnesota

Nestled in rural Minnesota, the idyllic Lake Eden is a charming and peaceful town, adorned with quaint homes, safe main streets and The Cookie Jar Bakery – a place of happiness and joy. Unfortunately, this small and picturesque town has a sinister side, with many mysterious murders and crimes occurring here.

Cookie Jar, cookies

The series initially started with 5 movies titled Murder, She Baked” before it was rebranded and renamed to “Hannah Swensen Mysteries” films.

All the films are set in chronological order and feature many of the same cast members.

Hannah Swensen Mystery Movies in Order

Movie #1: Sweet Revenge

2021
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Hannah and Mike’s wedding planning is interrupted by a 24-hour gym homicide.

Movie #2: Carrot Cake Murder

2023
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Baker Hannah Swensen investigates a murder after a skeleton is discovered in a rundown building.

Movie #3: A Zest for Death

2023
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Hannah navigates her complicated relationship with Mike while her mother discovers a dead body at The Cookie Jar.

Movie #4: One Bad Apple

2024

Hannah’s baking class leads to murder and a new ally in the town’s prosecuting attorney.

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The Hannah Swensen Mystery Series by Joanne Fluke is an absolute must-read for fans of suspense and delicious desserts, with 29 books in the series!

Movie #1: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #2: A Plum Pudding Mystery

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Movie #3: A Peach Cobbler Mystery

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Movie #4: A Deadly Recipe

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Movie #5: Just Desserts

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Movie #6: Sweet Revenge

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Movie #7: Carrot Cake Murder

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Movie #8: A Zest for Death

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Movie #9: Apple Turnover Murder

Treats & Sweats

Hannah Swensen’s constant baking and icing, perfecting her delicious recipes, always makes me want to bake or order my own! Check out these amazing sweet treats and baked goods gifts to send and receive.

Satisfy your Cookie Jar sweet tooth with David's Cookies, with a variety of treats, including cookies, cheesecakes, and brownies.

Murray's Sweet Treats Cheese Board

Chocolate and sweet dessert bites perfectly complement four decadent cheeses.



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When I visited Hallmark Media HQ in NYC, the Hallmark team treated me to a cheese tasting at Murray's Cheese Shop!

Hannah's Fashion

Hannah wears baking aprons from The Cookie Jar Bakery, and elegant dresses for parties or dates with Mike.

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Dressing Festive booth at ChristmasCon!
Hannah Swensen Murder, She Baked The Cookie Jar Bakery
Dressing Festive booth at ChristmasCon!

Another Jenny, a fellow Hallmark enthusiast known as "Jingle Bell Jenny" owns a small business boutique, DressingFestive!

Fall Cardigan Sweater
This cardigan fits Hannah's relaxed style.
Oversized Sweater Cardigan

These oversized sweater cardigans are ideal for any ensemble and are available in a wide array of colors. I've got these sweaters in 4 different colors, and I practically live in them at the library!

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In Sweet Revenge, Hannah surprises Mike with an unexpected picnic dinner at his Detective office, wearing a charming yellow dress!
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Sweet Revenge
HallmarkJenny at Christmas Party with candy, Yellow Mac Duggal Dress
This dress is definitely a splurge, but it's my go-to fancy party dress, and I absolutely adore it!
Patisserie Chef Apron

I really like this brand's aprons! This one showcases a delightful array of elegant desserts.


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Hannah's cute aprons from The Cookie Jar Bakery are perfect for baking any time of year.

Cookbooks

Hannah Swensen is an expert baker who uses her passion to solve mysteries.

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100 Cookies

Discover baking techniques and 100 cookie recipes with global inspiration - a must-have cookbook for cookie lovers and bakers.

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Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy

Celebrity cookbook author Danielle Kartes offers easy-to-follow one-bowl wonders that bring joy to your kitchen! 

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What's for Dessert

Claire Saffitz's Dessert Person presents 100 streamlined recipes for icebox cakes, pies, cobblers, custards, cookies and more.

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HallmarkJenny baking in a kitchen with heart apron and Nerdy Nummies Cookbook
My daughter and I love spending time together in the kitchen, especially using this cookbook. It's a great way for her to combine her passion for math with baking, which makes it even more enjoyable for both of us!
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook

Rosanna Pansino, host of Baketopia, combines geek culture and baking. Recipes include fan favorites like Apple Pi Pie and new options like Dinosaur Fossil Cake and Periodic Table of Cupcakes.

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Baking Essentials

Hannah Swensen Mysteries inspire me to bake and get creative in the kitchen. It’s a great way to relax and make treats for loved ones, including my daughter.

Bakery Boxes with Windows

These charming Romantic Baking baking boxes are perfect for sharing your delicious homemade treats with friends, co-workers, and neighbors!



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Just like Hannah, you can use these boxes to present delicious cookies to your friends, neighbors, and maybe even a suspect or two.

I love the aqua color of Hannah's The Cookie Jar Bakery andadore the Kitchen Aide baking equipment in the same shade.

Silicone Oven Mitts

These oven mitts are made of food-grade silicone, and they're both heat resistant and waterproof. Plus, they have a soft and thick lining for extra comfort.



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Silicone

silicone muffin tins
My silicone muffin pan is a game-changer, leaving my muffins mess-free.
Non-Stick Silicone Muffin Pan

This silicone muffin pan makes clean up super easy, with no messy bottoms on my muffins.

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