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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Buttercream Bump Off: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay

Mix a little butter, some eggs, flour and a heaping helping of murder and what do you get?  A yummy cozy mystery set in a cupcake bakery!  Sounds like a recipe for fun to me!


Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel's mother. Now Mom's a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.

My Thoughts:

Having throughly enjoyed "Sprinkle with Murder," I was delighted to be able to read Jenn McKinlay's second book in her Cupcake Bakery Mystery series,"Buttercream Bump Off."  And once again, I found a charmingly entertaining story that paired with a lucious assortment of cupcake recipes that when combined made for a deliciously thrilling mystery!

McKinlay updates her readers on the fast-paced lives of her heroines (and bestfriends) Mel and Angie, along with all the men (boyfriends and brothers) who populate their lives. I found the inclusion of Mel's family in this story a sweet touch, and really loved the inclusion of the unlikely love interest for Angie that really sets off a firestorm in the romance department!

I look forward to McKinlay's next book, "Death By The Dozen."

For more information on Jenn McKinlay, her mystery series, and for a special treat of cupcake recipes, check out her website at http://www.jennmckinlay.com/

My Thanks to Berkley Prime Crime for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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(This review will move over to Sharon's Cozy Garden when the next cozy mystery review is posted!)


Mystica said...

Sounds a very good combination!

Jenn McKinlay said...

Thanks for the lovely review, Sharon!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

It was a delight, Jenn! Can't wait for the next installment!