friends Melanie Cooper and Angie Harper have great success
with their business, Fairy Tale Cupcakes. They’ve been
asked to cater their high school reunion. Fifteen years have
passed, but Melanie still carries the scars from being bullied
by Cassidy Havers-Griffin. Mel doesn’t want to bake
for the reunion and wants nothing to do with the whole event.
But when Olivia Puckett tries
to scoop the order of 500 cupcakes for the event, Mel relents
and agrees to make the cupcakes. Things are going along fairly
well when Cassidy Havers-Griffin picks up where she’d
left off and starts a fight with Mel. The event sours and
Mel just wants to go home.
Before she can leave with
her fiancé, Joe DeLaura, Cassidy is found murdered,
and things point to Melanie as the killer. Naturally, Mel
starts her own investigation into the crime in an effort to
clear her name.
It’s always fun to have
any new book by Jenn McKinlay. This is a well-placed cozy
with all of the right ingredients to make it an enchanting
read. I read it quickly because I just couldn’t wait
to find out who the killer was and why.
If you’re looking for
a tasty mystery for your spring and summer reading lists,
you won’t go wrong with Dying for Devil’s Food.
Tip: Take a look at the recipes found at the back of the book
and make sure you have the ingredients to make at least one
delicious treat as you read.
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Reviewer’s Note: Jenn
McKinlay also writes the Library Lovers Mysteries along with
several other series, sometimes writing as Josie Belle or