Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay


Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: friendships, competitive businesses
Setting: Scottsdale, ARIZONA
Main Characters: Melanie Cooper, Angie DeLaura, Tate Harper, Christie Stevens
Series: yes, #1
Dates Read: May 31 - June 2
Number of pages: 240
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Nook stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Geography Class

Fairy Tale Cupcakes - just the name of the business for the main characters of this new cozy series makes my mouth water and long to taste the scrumptious-sounding confections this minute. But that's not the best part. The best part of this book is that the mystery is well-written, the central characters are believable and the secondary characters are humorous and entertaining.

Melanie and Angie have been friends since grade school and with the help of their friend Tate, they open their dream - the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Tate is engaged to Christie Stevens and he has persuaded her to have the girls make cupcakes rather than a regular wedding cake. Neither Mel or Angie are "fond" of Christie but because of their friendship/partnership, they make all efforts to appease this bridezilla. But 'tragedy' occurs and Melanie is the one to find Christie dead with a sample cupcake in her hand.

To prevent the repercussions on their business, Melanie and Angie have to find out who really did kill Christie before their customers are all scared away.

I loved it. I have Buttercream Bump off, the next in the series sitting on the shelf so I'm set to continue this funny and yummy series. Thanks to Linda P for the recommendation.


Kaye said...

I love this series! Such fun characters. I just finished Red Velvet Revenge due out next month. Don't miss my contest (end of June)for a copy of the book.

Anonymous said...

I love cozies and have had this one in my cozy basket for what seems like forever at this point. Thank you for the wonderful review and reminder.