Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Review: Pumpkin Spice Peril by: Jenn McKInlay

Title: Pumpkin Spice Peril
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery #12
Format: Kindle e-book ARC 272 (p)
Source: NetGalley

Description:

In the twelfth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew follows the clever crumb trail of a killer who's anything but cookie-cutter.

Life is all sugar and spice for the Fairy Tale Cupcake bakers--Melanie Cooper is engaged to the delectable Joe DeLaura, Angie Harper and her husband Tate are savoring married life, and the bakery is bustling with happy customers. Until one of their most valued cupcake connoisseurs ends up dead.

Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there's no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the bakery's signature pumpkin spice cupcakes! With their lives and bakery at stake, it's up to Mel and Angie to find out who poisoned their artist friend and why, before their future is frosted for good. 

My Thoughts: 

In this book we learn some news about Angie which has everyone in a bustle add to it that local glass artist Rene has an upcoming show that Mel and Angie are hired to supply with cupcakes when Mel decides to visit Rene to finalize the recipe but finds her friend is anything but fine.  Next thing you know Rene is dead and so many are wondering what happened/?

Will Mel be able to put it all together or will she wind up facing a similar fate?  So much was going on in this book it pulled you in until you were immersed with the DeLaura family and Mel and her family wondering how it will play out and what the future will hold for Mel and Angie.  I enjoyed this series even more than the Hannah Swenson series.  The characters feel more real and yes they have their flaws but they don't let them drag them down!


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