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Author: Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Berkely
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating:  4 Stars

Melanie and Angie are two friends that, with a third friend who more of a silent investor, opened their dream shop. Fairy Tale Cupcakes. Despite the stress of a local bakery owner not liking the competition everything seems to be going will. They even have their first big customer – a bride-to-be who wants 500 cupcakes for her wedding.

But when Melanie finds the bride-to-be dead, she becomes the main suspect in a murder that could not only put her in jail but sink her new business. Determined to find the real killer, Melanie starts digging herself.

Overall, I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. I ended up starting it at 7pm one night and every time I tried to put it down to go to sleep my brain refused and I found myself continuing. I finished it about three hours later, and I’m already planning to pick up the next book in the series.

Now, I know, this book is far from new. It was originally published in 2010 and I purchased my copy through a used bookstore. But that’s really not the point, is it? What is the point is that it’s a quick read, as most cozy mysteries are, and it keeps you hooked and wanting to know more.

I enjoyed exploring the whodunit with Melanie to race against time to figure out the culprit before her shop took the brunt of the problems with the murder.

As well, I am in love with the cupcake recipes in the back of the book and can’t wait to try my had at making them. The cupcake recipes are for ones that were mentioned in the story that the shop itself sells and I think that putting them in the back like that is just a beautiful touch that a lot of cozy mysteries these days are missing.

Over all, while it’s not new, I highly recommend reading this cute book if you’re looking for something and enjoy a cozy mystery.