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Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015)

TV-PG | | Crime, Mystery, Romance | TV Movie 2 May 2015
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A baker in small-town Minnesota turns amateur sleuth after finding her friend and delivery driver shot to death behind her shop.

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Mark Jean

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Joanne Fluke (novel), Nancey Silvers (developed by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Sweeney ... Hannah Swensen
Cameron Mathison ... Mike Kingston
Lisa Durupt ... Andrea Todd
Toby Levins ... Bill Todd
Juliana Wimbles ... Lisa Herman
Barbara Niven ... Delores Swensen
Pauline Egan ... Claire Rodgers
Gabriel Hogan ... Norman Rhodes
Susan Hogan ... Judith Woodley
Linda Darlow ... Betty Jackson
Meredith McGeachie ... Danielle Watson
Douglas Chapman ... Boyd Watson (as Doug Chapman)
Jason Cermak ... Ron LaSalle
William Vaughan ... Benton Woodley (as William C. Vaughn)
Enid-Raye Adams ... Edna Ferguson
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College educated Hannah Swensen owns and operates Hannah's Cookie Jar, a bakery and café, in the small town of Eden Lake, Minnesota, where she grew up and where most everyone knows everyone else. Baking for the community and taking care of her cat are Hannah's primary concerns in life, while finding a husband by making herself more feminine being at the bottom of the list, which irks her widowed mother, Delores Swensen, and all the women in town who know Hannah is a catch if she would only show that side of herself. As such, Hannah does not appreciate Delores ambushing her with Dr. Norman Rhodes, the handsome bachelor dentist just arrived in town, despite admitting to herself that he is charming. Eden Lake is turned upside down when Hannah's childhood friend and the bakery's longtime dairy supplier delivery guy, Ron LaSalle, is found murdered outside the bakery, Hannah who finds his dead body behind the wheel of his delivery truck. Because the local police department is ill-equipped ... Written by Huggo

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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The secret ingredient in her crispy chocolate chip cookies is: Corn Flakes See more »

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Hannah walks out of a building with the sign "Convention Centre". In the United States, the last word is spelled "Center". See more »

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Mike Kingston: The truth is I can't figure you out. It's like you're one step ahead of me on this case. I just may have underestimated you.
Hannah Swensen: I'm just a baker.
Mike Kingston: Yeah, the smartest, nicest baker I've ever met.
Hannah Swensen: What a nice thing to say. Did it hurt?
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Murder arrives at her door
25 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This first Murder She Baked mystery finds Alison Sweeney delivering baked goods and solving her first mystery. Her fictional town of Eden Lake, Minnesota is on its way to being the Cabot Cove of the old Northwest Territory.

This murder literally arrives at her bakery, it's her delivery truck driver who parks in the rear of her shop and then doesn't come in. Sweeney goes out and finds him in the driver's seat with a bullet in him quite dead.

Her brother-in-law Toby Levins is one of the officers of the local police department, but they get a homicide cop played by Cameron Mattison from Minneapolis. He and the newly arrived dentist in town Gabriel Hogan kind of square off for Sweeney.

The way it always develops whoever is the law enforcement figure is resentful of the amateur horning in. But after awhile they kind of go with the flow, especially if a romantic situation might be developing. No different in Eden Lake.

When a second murder occurs that of the local dairy owner you always assume a connection. There's no shortage of suspects for this guy who doubled in loan sharking.

All I'll say is the connection is tenuous and coincidental. The murderer turns out to be one ruthless individual.

The Chocolate Chip Mystery is nicely baked, right out of the oven.


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