In the twelfth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew follows the clever crumb trail of a killer who's anything but cookie-cutter.
Life is all sugar and spice for the Fairy Tale Cupcake bakers--Melanie Cooper is engaged to the delectable Joe DeLaura, Angie Harper and her husband Tate are savoring married life, and the bakery is bustling with happy customers. Until one of their most valued cupcake connoisseurs ends up dead.
Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there's no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the bakery's signature pumpkin spice cupcakes! With their lives and bakery at stake, it's up to Mel and Angie to find out who poisoned their artist friend and why, before their future is frosted for good.
About the Author
Jenn McKinlay, the New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries (including Dying for Devil's Food, Wedding Cake Crumble, and Caramel Crush), has baked and frosted cupcakes into the shapes of cats, mice, and outer-space aliens, to name just a few. Writing a mystery series based on one of her favorite food groups (dessert) is as enjoyable as licking the beaters, and she can't wait to whip up the next one. She is also the author of the Hat Shop Mysteries, the Library Lover's Mysteries, the Bluff Point romances, and the Happily Ever After romances. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her family.
"[McKinlay's] characters are delicious."--Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"All the ingredients for a winning read."--Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"McKinlay bakes a sweet read!"--Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"A tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay's tasty concoctions."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries