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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!



Synopsis:

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.


CHALLENGE FULFILLMENT: 100+ Books; Where Are You Reading?; Mystery/Suspense Reading Challenge

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

3 comments:

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!