For Batter or Worse (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #13) (Mass Market)

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The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can say "I do”, in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery--and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz's life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel's bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna. 

Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police's main suspect. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, Mel, Joe, and the rest of the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must sift through clues to catch the real killer and clear Oz's name before their wedding plans are totally battered and baked.

About the Author


Former librarian Jenn McKinlay is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Bluff Point Romances, including Every Dog Has His DayBarking Up the Wrong Tree, and About a Dog, as well as the Library Lover’s Mysteries, the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, and the Hat Shop Mysteries. Jenn lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband’s guitars.

Praise For…


“[A] fun, quirky whodunit!”
Woman's World

“Catching up with old friends never felt so good. The thirteenth addition to this charming Cupcake Bakery series has so many big moments [that] will make readers eager to see what happens in the next installment of the series.”
Fresh Fiction

“The large and appealing cast of characters drive the story, with wedding preparations and the details of operating a bakery framing this thirteenth entry in McKinlay's Cupcake Bakery Mystery series, which will draw readers who enjoy similar baking-themed crime novels...”
Booklist

"[McKinlay's] characters are delicious."
Sheila ConnollyNew York Times bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

"All the ingredients for a winning read."
Cleo CoyleNew York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

"McKinlay bakes a sweet read!"
Krista DavisNew York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries, on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

"A tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay's tasty concoctions."
Publishers Weekly (starred review), on the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593333372
ISBN-10: 0593333373
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery