Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (A Romantic, Comedic Annie Graceland Mystery) [NOOK Book]

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Pamela DuMond became the #1 best-selling author in the Barnes and Noble store.

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Moving from Wisconsin to sunny Los Angeles was the frosting on the cake of Annie Graceland's perfect life. Her boutique bakery business was blossoming, she was happily married to a handsome, ambitious actor, and they were planning to have a baby. Besides her derelict friends, the only thing that got Annie in serious ...
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Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (A Romantic, Comedic Annie Graceland Mystery)

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Overview

Pamela DuMond became the #1 best-selling author in the Barnes and Noble store.

Description:
Moving from Wisconsin to sunny Los Angeles was the frosting on the cake of Annie Graceland's perfect life. Her boutique bakery business was blossoming, she was happily married to a handsome, ambitious actor, and they were planning to have a baby. Besides her derelict friends, the only thing that got Annie in serious trouble was her smidge of psychic ability: feeling other people's sensations in her own body. She hated experiencing someone else's peanut butter addiction, foot fetish, or murderous rage. Thank God, her psychic curse only kicked in when she was stressed. When Annie discovers her husband is possibly cheating with oh-so-famous, self-help author, Dr. Fuller. Fuller ends up dead, poisoned with one of Annie's signature cupcakes, and she becomes a prime murder suspect. When the not-so-good Doctor's ghost doesn't pass to the After-Life and is stuck on earth, Fuller decides to recruit, (aka, haunt), a live personal assistant to investigate and bring his killer to justice. Who better to help than Annie? Now Annie is not only stuck with the most irritating ghost in the world, but is forced to spy on, and infiltrate the lives of Hollywood's elite; the motley crew of suspects who wanted Fuller dead. Was it the porn star, the trophy wife, the talent manager, the personal trainer? Will Annie survive the L.A. whackos who wanted Fuller dead before she is whacked by the real killer?

CUPCAKES, SALES, AND COCKTAILS - A NOVELLA (99 cents!)
Annie's re-entering the dating world and her friends push her to "sex-up," her wardrobe. At Snotsky's Department Store sale, Annie meets and squares off against the world's most obnoxious clerk: Edith Flowers. When Edith's murdered and doesn't pass to the After-Life, Annie agrees to investigate her demise. With Edith's help, Annie infiltrates the crew of Snotsky's suspects. Was the killer the new manager, the archrival in cocktail attire, the bra fitter? Will Annie solve Edith's murder so she can go to the light? Will she find anything new to wear that she can afford? Can Annie resolve her latest debacle before hottie Detective Rafe Campillio finds it odd she keeps showing up at murder scenes?

CUPCAKES, PIES, AND HOT GUYS
(A 2013 ABNA Competition Quarterfinalist!)

Annie Graceland's a baker with a pinch of psychic ability. She's empathic—can feel other people's lusts and desires in her own body. No biggie if she experiences someone else's cravings for dark chocolate or a foot massage. But Annie's recently acquired a spookier skill—she can see and talk to ghosts. And much to her dismay, they also talk to her—nagging her incessantly to solve their murders. Annie's happily dating hunky Detective Raphael Campillio in Los Angeles, when her mom signs her up to be a judge at Wisconsin's first annual Hot Guys Contest. Who cares if it's 4th of July weekend with scorching temperatures? It's a free trip home to Wisconsin. What could possibly go wrong? When hometown Hot Guy, Mr. Oconomowoc, is killed and doesn't pass to the Afterlife, he begs Annie to investigate his murder. Now she's not only a pageant judge, but also meddling with suspects that include her former high school rival, an old boyfriend, Hot Guy contestants, a supermodel and a mysterious illegal betting ring. It doesn't help that Detective Jamie Ryan, a boy from Annie's past is all grown up, sexy as sin, and determined to make her fall for him. Annie's about to discover that going back home can be sweet as frosting or worse than a cake wreck. The temperature's rising at the Hot Guys Contest...

THE MESSENGER (Mortal Beloved, Book One), a Young Adult romantic thriller. Kindle only $2.99. Description: What if you discovered that your soul mate lived three centuries before you were even born? Sixteen year old Madeline learns that falling in love, and falling through time doesn't have to be accidental, could be deadly, but is worth the fight of her life.
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Editorial Reviews

Book Edition #1 - Marcia Wallace
CUPCAKES, LIES, AND DEAD GUYS is "A funny mystery ... That's a double treat if you ask me." By Marcia Wallace (Actress: The Simpsons, The Bob Newhart Show...)
Book Edition #1 - Carla Shamberg
CUPCAKES, LIES, AND DEAD GUYS is "A hilarious read, a well plotted mystery. I can't wait to see these characters again!" By Carla Shamberg - Executive Producer of Erin Brockovich, the movie.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015021400
  • Publisher: Pamela DuMond
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Series: An Annie Graceland Mystery, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 78,058
  • File size: 456 KB

Meet the Author

Pamela DuMond was the #1 Best-selling Author in the Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Her book, The Messenger is optioned for film/TV.

She discovered Erin Brockovich's life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to 'Hollywood'.

Pamel'a's addicted to The Voice. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon -- not that other actor guy,) make her cry every time she watches them. (Like -- a thousand.)

She likes her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark and she lives for a good giggle.

When she's not writing Pamela's also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her furballs.

Visit her website at www.pameladumond.com for news, reviews, and sign up for her mailing list for info on upcoming books.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Fun and entertaining

    If you enjoy reading cozy mysteries then this is a book for you. The author made me feel like I had known the characters for years. There were parts of the book that made me laugh out loud and there are not a lot of books that make that happen to me. The cupcake recipes and instructions after chapters made me giggle and I am going to have to try a few of them:) I am looking forward to the next Cupcake book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    Funny with unexpected twists & turns

    Some psychic ability doesn't mean that your life is easy. The main character's life takes twists & turns when her husband's lover (?) ends up dead by her cupcake. Can't wait for more by this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    cute characters

    keeps you laughing and interested...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Hysterical

    I loved it. Cant wait to read the second!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Quirky

    Good for a light read. Lots of twists. Kept me guessing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    New take on the standard cozy formula

    It took me awhile to get into it, but in the end it was a solid read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Fun

    Very funny

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    highly recommended - don't judge by the cover

    I wasn't sure about this book. The cover threw me off a bit. Like the old saying "don't judge a book by its cover"! I absolutely LOVED this book. All the characters were awesome. This book warmed my heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    totally agree

    ms dumond wrote a lol funny book. as i sat by the pool laughing on vacation i think i sold several copies for nook and kindle. hopefully book two in the series is ready to sell because i'm ready to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    loved it!

    lol funny. when is book #2 coming out?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2011

    funny read

    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I you like Stephanie Plum books read this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Delightful

    How can you go wrong with a cupcake? You can't. This is a wonderful book. It's funny, well written, sprinkled (like a cupcake) with hilarious asides and the main plot line features a very likeable heroine and a bad boy partner that you can't help but like, even though you know you shouldn't. I can't wait to read the sequels!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    R

    This was a very quirky but fun read. At times the story seemed disorganized. Annie & her friends were very loyal to each other but also self absorbed. They frequently smoked pot & indulged in prescription pills & alcohol. I would most likely read book 2 in the series just to see what would happen next. I also enjoyed the humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    The cake was a lie

    And so was Glados

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    THE CAKE IS A LIE

    AND SO IS THE PIE

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Disappointed

    I was looking forward to reading this as I love a book that makes me chuckle or laugh out loud. For some reason this book didn't even put a smile on my face. Will not be recommending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Ahhhhh

    I have never had so many techical dificculties readimg a book idk what is wromg witth nook
    Seems like a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Terrible ccouldnt even finish

    All over the place

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    I Wrote It. I Love It. A Must Read.

    Cupcakes, LIes, and Dead Guys is only for people who really like to laugh. I wrote it. I love it. I hope you do too! xoxo, The Author

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    boring

    Joanne Fluke is a much better writer and much more entertaining if you like this type of book.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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