Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series #1)

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Overview

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.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
McKinlay (who writes decoupage mysteries as Lucy Lawrence) pens a tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura have just opened their cupcake bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, with financial help from their best friend, Tate Harper. It seems like a dream come true, with the exception of their resentful competition and the excessive demands of Tate’s vapid fiancée, fashion designer Christie Stevens. When Christie is found dead in her studio holding a sample wedding cupcake, the bakers become suspects. Melanie has faith the police will solve the case, but she’s less sure about the motives of Angie’s handsome DA brother, Joe, and concern for Tate and Christie’s family drives her to launch her own investigation. Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay’s tasty concoctions. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101185483
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 23,103
  • File size: 358 KB

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Do you like a little food with your mysteries?

    If you enjoy books from Joanna Fluke (Hannah Swenson mysteries), Jessica Beck (donut shop mysteries) or Diane Mott Davidson (Goldy Bear Caterer mysteries), then you will enjoy the Cupcake Mystery Series from Jenn McKinlay.

    Ms McKinlay has created a core group of characters that you can't help but care about by the end of the book. Sprinkled liberally with the cupcake recipes, this book is a winner.

    Sprinkle with Murder is the first in the series. I would classify these ase a lighthearted mystery.. not as intense as other murder mysteries.

    Oh and yes, once I finished Sprinkle with Murder, I bought books 2 and 3, and am looking forward to book 4.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    Cupcakes galore!

    I really enjoyed Sprinkle With Murder, the first in the cupcake bakery series. McKinlay has written a wonderful freshman tale. There were great characters, a fast paced story, and just enough twists to keep me guessing. I was drawn to the vivid descriptions of the Fairy Tale Bakery, with it's 50's pink and grey decor and location near the tourist area of Scottsdale. Owners Melanie and Angie have known each other since sixth grade. When their business partner Tate (and just as old a friend) asks Melanie to cater the cupcakes for his upcoming wedding, she agrees. Many things go awry, with Melanie (and her business) being wrongly accused of murder. Melanie's mother and Angie's many brothers made several appearances, hopefully they will all make return in future stories. As with any good cozy that involves food, there were some delicious sounding recipes at the end. I will be eager to read the next in the series, Buttercream Bump Off.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    I+loved+this+book

    It+was+a+perfect+mix+of+baking%2C+romance%2C+and+mystery.+I+can%27t+wait+to+read+the+next+one.%0A%0A

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Sprinkle with murder By Jenn McKinlay

    I thought she wrote a good book. I feel as she continues to write this series they will get better. I"m looking forward for her next book. It was a quick read which I like. It was easy to get into. IT has nice recipes I may even like to try out. It has a nice ending - doesn't leave you hanging why the person murder the person in the book like some books i read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    I just purchase all the Cupcake Bakery books.  I read book #1 an

    I just purchase all the Cupcake Bakery books.  I read book #1 and am reading book #2.  I find the books funny due to the comments the characters make.  I have been laughing out loud while reading.  The stories and murders are interesting and I love how 
    they play detective to solve these murders.  I'm sure the following books will be just as funny and the murders just as interesting.  I would recommend the entire series.  I will also try to bake a few of the cupcake receipes.  Keep up the great work.  The next series I will be 
    purchasing will be the Library series.........

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book and got the rest of the series so far

    I really enjoyed this book and got the rest of the series so far. I am
    only disappointed that I can not lend this ebook that I paid for to any
    one. We need to change this practice as it keeps me going back to the
    Library instead of spending my money to buy more books that I can not
    share.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Good culinary mystery and great cupcake recipes!

    This is a good book for rainy days with a cupcake and a cup of coffee. Good characters and plot but not heavy and just a fun, quick beach type of read! Great recipes...try them at the end of the book!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    SPRINKLE WITH MURDER by Jenn McKinlay

    This first book in this new series gives us a fresh baked "who-dun-it" that will have you craving for cupcakes from the first page to the last.
    A cupcake bakery, "Fairy Tale Cupcakes", is a dream come true for Mel Cooper and Angie DeLaura. They are excited about their first big order of 500 cupcakes for a wedding until Mel sits down with the bride. She puts any "bridezilla" you have ever seen on television to shame. When Mel goes for a follow up meeting she finds the bride dead with a one of her cupcakes in her hand, she then becomes the number one suspect. Mel knows she didn't do it and she has to find out who did, to keep herself from being arrested and to save their business.
    Add into this mixture Angie's seven brothers, a crazy competitor, and their best friend Tate, who happens to be the groom and you have the recipe for a great cozy mystery.


    The book is set to be released on Mar 2, 2010

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Borrow for a fast read fix if you are into food mysteries but

    Cup cakes especially a shop by that name too cute. chicago has a deli that sell meatloaf cupcakes for one with mashpotatoes or carrot potato cing also the larger pies with mashed potatoe on top like merienge now that is different

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Brenda

    Tyler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Fun!

    enjoyed this book more than I expected...but still lean towards ms mckinley's library series. I will read this too - just to see what happens to these cute characters next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Yay

    Cant wait to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good story - must read

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Fun Series!

    A great murder mystery series!
    Fun and intriguing with a taste of suspense.
    Plus, it comes great cupcake recipes at the end of the books :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Not As Good

    I read the 2nd book in this series first, and was not at all impressed, but I thought I'd try this, the 1st in the series, anyway. Oops. The characters are too sweet and cutesy for my taste and there is nary an interesting plot-line in site.

    For the heck of it, I tried the first in this author's "Library Lover's" series, and I found it a much better read. The characters and the storyline were far more interesting and well-written. Save your money on the "Cupcake" series. Instead, buy or bake a real cupcake to eat while reading this author's "Library" series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Wrost book ever

    Who wants to read about muder. Preach

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Cat

    I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    great

    I enjoyed reading this book from the moment i started. It was entertaining and very intriguing. It was very well written and i can't wait to read her other books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Darkness

    Wha...

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    U suck

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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