September 27, 2015

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay

Published: April 7, 2015
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery #7

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it’s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery’s truck—and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angie’s brother and Mel’s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killer—no matter how scary things get...

What did I think of this book:
This is one of my favorite cozy mysteries to read. I love Angie and Mel and their freindship with Tate. It is funny how they keep trying to get rid of Angie's brothers in this story even though they are just trying to help keep them safe. I am not a fan of zombies but it worked in this story. The author had me stumped up until the end of the book. Of course Mel always finds herself mixed up the finding of a dead body and mystery solving just like always. I hope Mel and Joe end up working things out sometime soon as I want to see them get together. Even though I do not like the lady from the other bakery (my memory if failing me but I think her name is Olivia) I have to say I missed her messing with Mel in this story. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 

About the author:
Jenn is the New York Times bestselling author of several mystery series. She lives in sunny AZ in a
house overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.

Visit her website at:

Cupcake Bakery Series
#1 Sprinkle with Murder
#2 Buttercream Bump Off
#3 Death by the Dozen
#4 Red Velvet Revenge
#5 Going, Going, Ganache
#6 Sugar and Iced
#7 Dark Chocolate Demise
#8 Vanilla Beaned

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