Muffin But Trouble

Muffin But Trouble

by Victoria Hamilton


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In the new Merry Muffin Mystery from the author of Muffin to Fear, baker Merry Wynter must confront a spiritual guru who may be up to something far from heavenly . . .

With plans for a new performing arts center at Wynter Castle taking up all her time, baker Merry Wynter has been all but unaware of the fringe group compound near her small town—until a street preacher accosts her with taunts of doom and damnation. Worried that some of her close friends may have been lured in by the group and its charismatic leader, Merry begins digging into the ministry—and soon suspects they may have ties to the recent death of a young woman and the disappearance of many others.

With her rebellious teen friend Lizzie at her side, Merry steps in to confront the eerily submissive community and its misguided members, skeptical of their supposed spiritual leanings. When another young woman vanishes and Merry realizes the lives of people close to her are at stake, she will stop at nothing to uncover the group's sinister secrets before the murderous ministry can strike again . . .

Includes tasty baking recipes!

Praise for the Merry Muffin Mysteries:

"[Has] the ingredients for a wonderful cozy mystery series." —New York Times bestselling author Paige Shelton

"A great cozy with varied and interesting characters, nice plot with a few twists, and a good main character . . . Loved it!" —Mysteries and My Musings

"Merry Wynter's character is extremely well-developed . . . This is a great start to a promising new series for cozy mystery fans. Five Stars!" —Goodreads

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950461172
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2019
Series: Merry Muffin Mystery Series , #6
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 54,401
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. She is the bestselling author of the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries, the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and a Regency-set historical mystery series, starting with A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder. She blogs at Killer Characters. Visit her website at

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Muffin But Trouble 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Nancy0708 16 days ago
The Light and the Way Ministry used to keep mostly to themselves but now they are becoming more noticeable and vocal. Merry finds that out when she is verbally attacked for wearing pants. They believe that usurps a mans rightful place and is against nature and God's plan. The more she gets involved in checking out this cult-like group the worse it gets. Could this cult have something to do with local women who have just disappeared? This story is filled with details, descriptions and characters. That is nice to a point but sometimes it slows down the story or keeps it from developing at a good pace. Thanks to Beyond the Page Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC. The opinions expressed are my own.
Tangen 16 days ago
cults, scam, amateur-sleuth, law-enforcement, family-dynamics, friendship This is my first foray into the Merry Muffin series and it certainly is ambitious! It delves into the moral and legal insanity of a so called spiritual cult and how it affects the nearby community. The other issue is considering how negatively as well as positively a cultural community will impact that same community. The characters are interesting and very clearly depicted as is the imagery of the locality. An engaging read. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page Publishing via NetGalley.
Marshathereader 16 days ago
Muffin But Trouble by Victoria Hamilton is book six in the Merry Muffin Mystery series. This is the first in this series I have read and I was able to get caught up somewhat quickly. Missing young girls, a cult like ministry group, and a body found along side the road, are they tied together? If so, what else is going on out on the compound. Merry and her teenage friend, Lizzie, set out to find out. Once they see the living conditions and some of their friends living there, they kick into high gear to get to the bottom of what they are up to at the Light and the Way Ministry. There are twists and turns that have you guessing until the end. Note, this is a darker cozy then most. There are recipes included. Thanks to Netgalley and Beyond the Page publishing I was given an ARC for an honest review.
CozyOnUp 16 days ago
Merry Grace Wynter has come into her own as resident of Western New York and Queen of Wynter Castle. But when she is accosted by a religious zealot while in town, she quickly discovers there is a religious cult that has set up in the outskirts of town. Lizzie and Merry head out to the compound to check on one of Lizzie’s friends and discover more than a few other people from town may be calling it home. Merry and Lizzie are in agreement that while some of their friends are over 18 and minors are with their parents, not all of them may be there willingly. Not to mention Merry can sense something is off, but can’t quite put her finger on it. Suffice it to say Merry and her band of friends, which includes the Assistant District Attorney and a local sheriff, will do their best to help those that want to leave. Unfortunately the sheriff whose county the compound sits in makes a premature raid and could very well compromise any additional assistance from the police. Merry and the gang need to be smart to get their friends, and themselves, out alive. This is my first introduction to this Merry Muffin series and while this is book six, there were no gaps, making this a perfect standalone read. I also enjoy the Vintage Kitchen series by this author as well and am excited to find another series to enjoy. Looking forward to catching up on the first five books in this series as well as new additions.