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.
About the Author
Former librarian Jenn McKinlay is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Bluff Point Romances, including Every Dog Has His Day, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, and About a Dog, as well as the Library Lover’s Mysteries, the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, and the Hat Shop Mysteries. Jenn lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband’s guitars.
"[McKinlay's] characters are delicious." —Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"All the ingredients for a winning read." —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"McKinlay bakes a sweet read!" —Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
"A tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay's tasty concoctions." —Publishers Weekly (starred review), on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries
“Pumpkin Spice Peril is a surprisingly fun and murderous mix of artists, cupcakes, and murder.” —Fresh Fiction