Author: Jenn McKinlay
Series: Book 6, Cupcake Bakery Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review by Publisher
Reviewed by: Tina
Beauty pageants are the pits as far as Bakers Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are concerned but when Mel's mom's friend, Ginny asks the baking duo to bake cupcakes for the Sweet Tiara contest as a favor to her, they don?t turn her down because it can give their business, Fairy Tale Cupcakes some exposure. They decide on baking cupcakes for a cupcake towers for the event and a recipe contest where each of the participants submit a recipe made by Mel and Angie.
When a judge is found dead under the cupcake display table the pageant world turns upside down and Lupe, friend of Mel and Angie and also friend of Oz, one of Fairy Tale Cupcakes employees, decides to participate in the pageant she becomes a mark of another contestant?'s presumptuous stage mother and accused of the murder. Mel and Angie must stop at nothing to find a killer that's lurking within the beauty pageant walls before Lupe's cupcake is baked.
This is my very favorite series, I have read every book so far. You can't help but fall in love with all of the characters. Like cupcakes, I can't get enough of this cupcake bakery series. I'm not a big fan of beauty pageants either but the author found amazing way to incorporate cupcakes into the story and that's what I enjoy about his series. Cupcakes and Murder are always center stage. I can?t wait for #7.