Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #1)

Author: Jenn McKinlay
Format: paperback 215 pages
Release date: March 2010
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Mystery

From the Publisher:
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding.

When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

This was a tasty delightful read. I enjoyed the concept and that the owners of this cupcake shop have been friends forever. You can see that these girls would do anything for each other. Both of the girls, Mel and Angie, have great families and they of course think they know whats best for these two, so they too make great characters in the story. My favorite part maybe that the author included recipes for all the main cupcakes mentioned in the story. I can not wait to try making The Blonde bombshell. It was a light read, beach material not heavy or depressing. By the end of the book I could see where the author may go with the next book in the series, she left some plot lines open. I will keep an eye out for the next book in the series, Buttercream Bump Off, next time I go to the bookstore. Also the cover of the book, is exactly how I pictured the cupcake shop to look, everything pink and retro diner. Overall it was a light, fast and enjoyable read.

Book: 3/5 Cover 3.5/5


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