Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay

Wedding Cake Crumble

Jenn McKinlay

The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew encounters a wedding murder mystery and needs to figure out how the murders are connected and why--before the killer brings the entire cupcake crew crumbling down.

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For the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew, wedding bells turn to death knells in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.

With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a happy time for Melanie Cooper and the bakery crew. Not only are they finessing the last minute details of the big day, but their bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, has just been hired to bake cupcakes for the blockbuster book signing of a controversial author who wrote a steamy bestseller filled with juicy local gossip.

But one by one, the people Angie has hired to work at the wedding begin turning up dead. As the body count rises, the bestselling author is the next to bite the dust. Mel quickly realizes she needs to figure out how the murders are connected and why--before the killer brings the entire cupcake crew crumbling down. After all, Angie and Tate deserve their sweet happily ever after.


Advance Galley Reviews

This book did not disappoint. Action right from the start and throughout. Mixed with romance it was a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I really liked this story. It was a good mystery and although I have not read any of the other books in the series, I was able to get right into the story because the author did a good job of putting the relationships together so I didn't feel like I was lost. The characters are fun and entertaining. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

This is the 10th book in the cozy mystery series featuring the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Angie and Mel find themselves involved in a series of murders around town- possibly connected to Angie's upcoming wedding to Tate or to a new author's tell-all book about a nearby exclusive neighborhood. I enjoyed the interactions among all of the assorted characters in this book (and the cupcakes!) even if the plot was fairly predictable. Thanks to First to Read- Penguin Books USA for the free copy of this book.

Details for Angie's and Tate's wedding are being finalized when the first murder happens. Melanie is working to ensure that nothing will stop the wedding from being a happy event I enjoyed reading what the characters were up to and the state of their relationships.

I like how the author continues to move the character’s lives foward throughout the series. But of course things never go off without a hitch. And the murders are never as straight foward as they seem at first. Throw in some movie quotes and a few cupcakes and you have a fun read.

The tenth book in the Cupcake Bakery series, The Wedding Cake Crumbles does not disappoint. Melanie and Angie are busy finalizing Angie’s wedding plans as well as baking cupcakes for a book signing by an author who has written a fictionalized bestseller revealing her former neighbors’ secrets. When the people hired for the wedding start turning up dead, Mel is determined to solve the mystery so Angie and Tate can begin their lives as husband and wife. As a fan of Jenn McKinlay, I have read all her series and highly recommend her books to anyone who enjoys “cozy” mysteries filled with engaging characters.

Wedding Cake Crumble is the tenth book in a series which just keeps getting better. Not only does the novel offer it's usual out of the ordinary and yet believable murder mystery,it spends a great deal of time catching up on the characters we have come to know and love so well. While, at heart, it is a great culinary based murder mystery, the novel pokes fun at itself when the two main characters, Mel and Angie, wonder out loud at their propensity for stumbling across bodies. It's not often that you see a series be so tongue in cheek about it's own plots and I enjoyed the sly little bits of humour Jenn McKinlay slipped in. I also appreciated the nods to characters in her other series, which were done in a way which felt organic and genuine. I've all the previous books in the series and what i really appreciated about Wedding Cake Crumble was the focus on the characters - each character, whether main or supporting, felt well represented in the novel, with happy updates for all. Cosy mysteries rely on connecting the reader with the often off beat characters in a way that makes them endearing enough the reader wants to stay in the know of each one's story line. This novel does an excellent job of that and I would highly recommend it to any fan of the series or to someone who is looking for a great new read.

This is the first book in the cupcake series that I had read. It was a fun read. I loved the People of the Palms. The recipes at the back of the story are also a great addition. I look forward to making the lemon lavender cupcakes this weekend. I'll get to enjoy the book all over again. Thanks to First to Read for the chance to read an advance copy.

This was a great read. I loved the characters, the storyline and the good laughs this book gave me. I had never read any books by this author before I requested it. I read all the others before it and this author will be in my read pile for years to come. The storyline was great to follow and I read this book was n the course of one day. I couldn’t put it down.

I really enjoyed reading this. I've only read a couple of the other cupcake mysteries, but I didn't feel completely lost reading this. The mystery was intriguing, but I mainly enjoyed the lead characters. I was glad to read about the wedding, and it felt right to set it before the end of the book instead of making it the final scene. I think First to Read is what introduced me to Jenn McKinlay's books, and this is another I was excited to receive from them for an honest review.

Jenn McKinley did her usual wonderful job with this book. I loved the tidbits about the people of The Palms. I'm looking forward to the next book and next wedding. You have to smile at the cast of characters.

As the tenth book in its series, I was unsure about how Wedding Cake Crumble would hold up to the others in the series. With the first chapter I was uneasy about how the book would progress but once we met Elise and the people of The Palms I couldn't put it down. I thought it offered a fresh twist on the other stories told in this series and kept the heart of the stories intact that has kept us reading through nine previous books. The ending lays out what could potentially come in an eleventh book. I'm looking forward to reading as many books in this series as Jenn McKinlay wants to write.

This is a great series. I love the characters and the plot moves along at a great pace. Jenn McKinlay writes in a way that the readers are invested in the character's lives. The mysteries take a back seat to wanting to know what is going on with the lives of the characters. I was glad that the first wedding finally went off and can't wait for the next one. I love how Jenn is starting to overlap her series and mention characters from other series. Can't wait to see what is next!

I've read every book in this series. Wedding Cake Crumble was as awesome as the rest of the series. I couldn't put it down so I had to make dinner with one hand! It's that good.


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