Pumpkin Spice Peril *A Cupcake Bakery Mystery* by JENN MCKINLAY @Berkely


Pumpkin Spice Peril (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #12)

The 12th Cupcake Bakery Mystery

The Fairy Tale Cupcake Crew is back!

Melanie is riding high. Planning her wedding to the hunky Joe Delaura, things are going well with the bakery, Angie and Tate are finally married and even Uncle Stan seems to be finding love. So you know something bad is going to happen. Poor Mel is always in the thick of things.

At the moment they are busily baking cupcakes for their dear friend Renee. An incredibly gifted artist working on a huge glass project installation in a few days. To keep her energy up her husband, Peter stops by every day for four of her favorite cupcakes. To Mel and Angie, this is a #relationshipgoal type of couple.

But lately, Renee has been acting odd. Is she really stressed over this art installation? Or is she ill? When she is found dead at the gallery the day before her biggest triumph, the suspects are coming out of the woodwork. And a certain police chief is wondering why Melanie seems to be always stumbling over bodies.

In order to clear her reputation, she will once again have to poke her nose where others wish she would not. But this time she’ll be on her own. You will understand why after the first few pages of the book, so I’m not saying a word. Those DeLaura men thrill me and terrify me at the same time.

These characters are so real that I have a theory that they are and maybe if I’m really good, I’ll stumble upon Fairy Tale Cupcakes and sample some of those scrumptious cupcakes.

Also, recipes are included. God Bless you, Jenn McKinlay!

NetGalley/ April 28th, 2020 by Berkley Books










Word to the Wise (Library Lover's Mystery, #10)

A Library Lover’s Mystery Number 10

This is the tenth book in this series and it just keeps getting better!

In Briar Creek, Lindsey Norris, library director, and part-time sleuth should be happily planning her wedding to Sully. Instead, she is dealing with a newcomer to town who has the ladies feeling a bit prickly! Aaron Grady is one of those guys who just can’t take a hint. Inappropriate and pretty much unwelcome in the library or in the garden club where his roses are to die for!

When he turns his full attention on Lindsey, Sully is not happy. When Aaron is found dead outside of the library, all signs point to Sully. Now instead of planning her wedding, she is investigating and trying to make sure her groom won’t be in prison!

But this is a complicated one and Aaron has made a lot of enemies and one of them will have no problem taking out Lindsey should it come to that!

Full of secrets, lies and a few very unlikeable characters, this tenth book in the series is only getting stronger!

Well Done!

September 3rd, 2019 by Berkley