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Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
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Sprinkle with Murder: 02/24/21

Sprinkle with Murder

Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay is the start of the Cupcake Bakery mystery. Melanie and Angie have just opened their new cupcake focused bakery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their first big client is a bridezilla who ends up dead after her two assistants pick up her samples for the cupcake wedding display.

With another bridezilla plot, I was reminded of Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico (2020). Except this one involves three rivals with local ties and a food truck rivalry similar to A Brew to a Kill (2012) and the more recent Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien (2019).

The actual mechanics of who committed the crime were pretty obvious, bringing the total list of suspects to under a half dozen. That said, there was good flow to the story and how the clues were discovered. There wasn't unnecessary filler but still enough food and business talk to keep things interesting.

The second book is Buttercream Bump Off (2011).

Five stars

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