Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay is the first book in the new “Cupcake Bakery” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, March 2010
Cupcakes to Die For
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first big order is a sweet deal, too—five hundred cupcakes for a fashion designer’s wedding. The only sour note is the demanding bridezilla who insists on original recipes for the cupcakes.
When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she immediately becomes the prime suspect. The police believe that a secret ingredient in the cupcakes caused her death. To save Mel and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer—before the cupcake killer ices someone else…
This was a great read. Mel and Angie own a cupcake bakery and when the third partner’s fiance is murdered, Mel and Tate are suspects. When it looks like the police are not looking for the killer, Mel along with assistance from Angie sift through the clues to bring the killer to justice. This cozy mystery kept me turning the pages and laughing at the same time. I love when a murder mystery and humor are combined. My rating: 5 stars
*new-to-me author, although I read her other book under the name Lucy Lawrence