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ISBN13: 9780425239247
ISBN10: 0425239241
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LIBRARY LOVER'S MYSTERY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DUE OR DIE

and#147;Avastand#8221; in pirate speak means what?*

Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris.and#160;But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him...

and#160;
Lindsey is enjoying her second year in Briar Creek as the library director, meeting with the crafternoon club, and happily dating tour boat captain Mike Sullivan. But when a salvage company arrives in town to dig up treasure buried on Pirate Island over three hundred years ago, the locals are torn between protecting the island and welcoming the publicity.and#160;
and#160;
In spite of the squabbling, Charlie Peyton, Lindseyand#8217;s downstairs neighbor, takes a job with the salvage company. But when Trudi Hargrave, the local tourism director who hired the company, is found murdered at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the chief suspect.and#160;To help him, Lindsey must do some digging of her own before the real killer buries the truth for goodand#133;
and#160;
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Theand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling Cupcake Bakery Mysteries bake up sweet surprises, but as the series continues,and#160;Mel and Angie are in for a fresh batch of troubleand#133;

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but itand#8217;s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakeryand#8217;s truckand#151;and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angieand#8217;s brother and Meland#8217;s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killerand#151;no matter how scary things get...

INCLUDES RECIPES

Synopsis:

Sugar and spice and murderous vice.

Thats what pageants are made of…

Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldnt be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mels mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they cant say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity.

But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mels kitchen. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angies, at the competition and aim to take her out—by any means necessary. When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angies cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes…

About the Author

Jenn McKinlay has baked and frosted cupcakes into the shapes of cats, mice, and outerspace aliens, to name a few. Writing a mystery series based on one of her favorite food groups (dessert) is as enjoyable as licking the beater and she can't wait to whip up the next one. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her family.

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Dollycas, December 22, 2010 (view all comments by Dollycas)
Mel Cooper and Angie DeLaura, all of Angie's brothers, Mel's mom, and their evil bakery enemy Olivia Puckett, are all back in the second book of the Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series.


Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and the girls are teaching a couple's cupcake baking class. During the first class Mel's mom bursts in to announce she has a date! She needs Mel to take her shopping for the perfect "drop dead" gorgeous dress for her date. She hardly expected the dress to cause one man to have a heart attack and another, her date, actually "drop dead", but that is exactly what happened. Only her date didn't die of a heart attack or any other natural causes. He was murdered and Mel's mom is in a deep bowl of batter as the number one suspect.

Mel knows her mother couldn't kill a fly let alone a man, so with Angie's help they must take time away from their Fairy Tale Bakery to find the real killer without getting themselves baked or frosted.


Jenn McKinlay has done it again, the cupcakes not only stirred my cravings but the mystery had me so captivated I couldn't put this book down. I stayed up late and finished this book all in one sitting. I hate to give too much away but these characters, especially Angie's new boyfriend, will keep you entranced and in stitches until the very last word. The cupcakes are just the icing on this wonderful delectable treat for your reading pleasure. A definite must read for the new year. Start the year off right with Jenn's delicious cupcake series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received these books free from Berkley Prime Crime, a Division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425239247
Author:
Mckinlay, Jenn
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
McKinlay, Jenn
Author:
Various
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Library Lover's Mystery
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a 16-page teaser
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 0.33 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
Theand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling Cupcake Bakery Mysteries bake up sweet surprises, but as the series continues,and#160;Mel and Angie are in for a fresh batch of troubleand#133;

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but itand#8217;s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakeryand#8217;s truckand#151;and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angieand#8217;s brother and Meland#8217;s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killerand#151;no matter how scary things get...

INCLUDES RECIPES

"Synopsis" by ,
Sugar and spice and murderous vice.

Thats what pageants are made of…

Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldnt be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mels mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they cant say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity.

But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mels kitchen. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angies, at the competition and aim to take her out—by any means necessary. When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angies cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes…

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