Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Dying For A Cupcake by Denise Swanson

Title: Dying for a Cupcake
Author: Denise Swanson
Series: Book 4 A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina





I just couldn't resist picking up this book. Judging by the catchy title, Dying for A Cupcake was just what this cupcake murder mystery lover wanted to read. Kizzy Cutler is a "cupcake queen" a celebrity gourmet cupcake queen, she has after many years of being away from her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri. She is back for a cupcake competition to kick off her latest line of cupakes and is welcomed back to town with open arms and many sweet tooths.


Just when things are going well for the "Cupcake Queen" her assistant, Fallon is discovered murdered under mysterious circumstances. The self assured cupcake queen pushes on, undeterred by Fallon's murder. Soon it is clear as day that Kizzy is this killers true target.


Dev is the proprietor of Deveraux's Dime store and agrees to have some of the what the business owners and friends of Deb's dub "The Cupcake Weekend" events there. After a near hit and run  and then a attempt on Kizzy's life and arson at Dev's Dime Store, it seems that someone has it in for "The Cupcake Queen". Dev then decides to try to help the police along in finding someone who has already murdered. Then suspects start to surface and as Dev checks them all out she quickly discovers someone who felt it was their duty to kill Kizzy and even the score.


This was the first book I read in this series and I know I chose the best one. This a winner for cupcake lovers. Dev is a character that felt like a little reflection of me. Even by the picture on the cover I thought somewhat looked like me. With her complicated love life, a little romance and sometimes indecisiveness about men. Very engaging and top notch fast paced writing. I could easily picture myself in this small town as I was reading. I was so eager to find out who the cupcake culprit was and had a inkling of sympathy  for the killer as the person was revealed. 


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44 comments:

  1. Thank you for the giveaway! You had me at cupcake.
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  2. This book sounds fantastic! I love the cover and title! Thank you so much for the review and contest!
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  3. Yes, the cupcake has my attention, also. Like you, I have not read books 1 thru 3, but would love to start with this one and work back! ! Thank you for the contest! Jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com

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  4. I can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the chance.
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  5. You had me at cupcake. I'm always a sucker for a good cupcake mystery!

    Angie Young
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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this series by Denise Swanson as well as the Scumble River series! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  8. Hi, I love to read and would like to add your books to my collection. Thank you.

    hyprmom2day@yahoo.com

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  9. Have read the Scumble River series but want to read this one. CUPCAKES!!!!!! And it's almost time to make Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey ganache filling and Bailey s Irish Cream frosting. Yummy!!!!!!!! Think I need this book!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Thanks for the chance...sounds great! robin(dot)christofaro(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Cute cover. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  12. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  13. I think it's time to bake some cupcakes! Book looks delicious.
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  14. Any book title with the word "Cupcake", is a must read and, especially, if it is a cozy mystery :)
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  15. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  16. Sounds great, would love to win/read this

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  17. LOL I seem to read all books with cupcake in the title! But I am pleased to see that it is one of my most favorite cozy authors who wrote this book!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. A delightful book and great feature. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Having just binge read the Scumble River series, I REALLY want to get into this one. Owning one of the books in the series would be a great incentive!!! Wendalee6251@yahoo.com

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  20. I would enjoy this book and series greatly. Sounds intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Denise write's fun books.
    thanks faor the chance to win
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  22. This is a terrific series. Can't wait to read this one. Love Dev! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  24. Dying for A Cupcake is a book after my own sweet tooth! The book sounds like a great read. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
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  25. Cute cover. Thanks for the giveaway!!! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carol Smith. penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Love her work, this is a great series, can't wait to read this book.

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  28. I've always enjoyed the Scumble River series and I've been dying to start on this one. I love Denise's sense of humor! Thanks for the opportunity to win a book, Tina.

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  29. Thank you for a chance to win this copy. Greatly appreciated.
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  30. I would love to win a give away. Thanks for the chance. joyscaggs@gmail.com

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  31. I'm a huge fan of the series and own a few of them. I'd love to be the winner of this book.

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  32. One question - Do cupcakes come with the book ? Lol Thanks for the giveaway. kphans08@gmail.com

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  33. I love this series.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  34. Yummy reading! bobbipad@gmail.com

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  35. Looks like a yummy mystery...my favorite. laura4304@att.net

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  36. Love Denise's books and would love to win this one

    Leslie hugbandit7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I'd love a cupcake right now. maedwards58@hotmail.com

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  38. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  40. I've just started a diet---so this title is really appealing to me. I want a cupcake right now!!! I'd love to win this book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  41. The first three books in this series have been really good. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  42. Makes me want to eat some cupcakes. :)
    I don't make cupcakes (or not usually) so would never be called a gourmet cupcake queen - unless it was to eating them.

    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  43. I have not read your books but anything with Cupcake in the title has to be good!!!!!!

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  44. Sounds like some tasty reading!
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