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Publisher's Summary

Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef cooking competition to promote their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Mel's mentor from culinary school, Vic Mazzotta, may be one of the judges, but Mel and Angie will have to bake their best to win fair and square. But when Vic's dead body is found inside a freezer truck, Mel and Angie will need to use their best judgment to find the cold-blooded killer or they may lose more than the contest; they may lose their lives.

©2011 Jenn McKinlay (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Entertaining

The narrator's pauses in her speech take a bit to get used to, but is not bad. Mysteries are never great when you figure it out 6 chapters before the protagonist but it was still entertaining. Wish Mel were smarter, but at least her dimness is funny.

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Great Story!

I like this series of books a lot. I actually like the voice of the person reading it as well but, man, the way she says certain things drives me nuts. It's as though she has never heard a normal conversation because the cadence in her speech is all off. I wish I had a good example of what I mean, but she emphasizes the strangest parts of a sentence. As one small example, in this book she says the famous "As you wish" line from Princess Bride all wrong and it loses its potency in the scene the author has painted for the reader. That's a famous line! You have to get it right if you are reading for a book where the author is a move buff! Anyway... All of that aside, I really do love this series.

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Fun Cooking Competition I Want to Join!

Where does Death by the Dozen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of my mid favorites. Not as good as Joanne Fluke's, but still lots of fun. It is a nice, cute, lighthearted read.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I think the plot did keep me on the edge of my seat. Did I know who the killer was? I had my thoughts, but I could see how someone could be fooled up until the end.

What about Susan Boyce’s performance did you like?

I loved the energy she brought to the characters. She makes them fun, and you want to keep hearing about them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have an extreme reaction other than just happiness. I loved the storyline of the cooking competition and it made me enjoy it even more.

Any additional comments?

Yes! I have an additional comment... Finally! There was an explanation as to how they were able to keep the store open and make money while they were not there, even if at times I wondered how those people were able to do their own jobs.