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    • The Good Ones

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

     

    Ryder Copeland is an accomplished architect...not to mention tall and sexy. He's everything a hero should be, and Lord knows Maisy Kelly has read enough of her great-aunt Eloise's romance novels to recognize one when she sees one. But like all fairy tales, Maisy can't help but wonder if this Prince Charming is too good to be true. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Lighthearted, Fun Read!

    • By Theresa Lindquist on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Going, Going, Ganache

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    After a cupcake-flinging fiasco at a photo shoot for a local magazine, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura agree to make amends by hosting a week-long corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. The idea is the brainchild of billionaire Ian Hannigan, new owner of SWS, a lifestyle magazine that chronicles the lives of Scottsdale's rich and famous. He's assigned his staff to a team-building week of making cupcakes for charity. It's clear that the staff would rather be doing just about anything other than frosting baked goods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • notable, light fare, perfect snuggle up afternoon read

    • By mouselicious on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Better Late Than Never

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day the volume of incoming materials is more than Lindsey and her staff can handle. But one tardy tome catches her attention - a copy of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, 20 years past due. When Lindsey looks up the borrower, she's shocked to discover it was a murdered school teacher named Candice Whitley, whose killer was never found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Library Lovers

    • By Traci Wheeler on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hitting the Books

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit-and-run, Theresa Houston, suffers another accident, and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I HAVE MISSED LINDSAY AND SULLY

    • By Debbie Lacey on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Books Can Be Deceiving

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend, Beth, wants to sell the editor her children's book. But Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered - and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Beatrice on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Sprinkle with Murder

    • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead - by cupcake - Mel becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sprinkled with Humor and a Sweet Treat!

    • By aubie99_98 on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Red Velvet Revenge

    • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    It's summertime, but sales at their bakery are below zero, so Mel and Angie are willing to try anything to heat things up! When local legend Slim Hazard offers them a chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they're determined to rope in a pretty payday! But not everyone at the Juniper Pass is as sweet for Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Slim - including star bull-rider Ty Stokes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jtownzen

    • By Juliet Townzen on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Buttercream Bump Off

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel's mother. Now Mom's a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cupcake sweet

    • By mouselicious on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Death by the Dozen

    • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Olivia is insane

    • By Renee C. Meyers on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Dark Chocolate Demise

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it's never been as dead as this. The first annual Old Town Zombie Walk is announced, 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 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. Mel worries that someone near and dear was the real target.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Night of the Living... Dead Bride?

    • By aubie99_98 on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • On Borrowed Time

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend Captain Mike Sullivan and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Men

    • By Katherine on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Due or Die

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris...until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out - for good.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By Judith on 12-08-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Read It and Weep

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book; good series

    • By Judith on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Likely Story

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder on a secluded island

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Wedding Cake Crumble

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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 best seller filled with juicy local gossip. But one by one, the people Angie has hired to work the wedding begin turning up dead. As the body count rises, the best-selling author is the next to bite the dust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Problems

    • By S. Richardson on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Vanilla Beaned

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Melanie and Angie are taking a gamble by opening their first franchise of the bakery, and where better to hit the jackpot than Vegas? Holly Hartzmark is a former showgirl who's looking to bring Mel and Angie's sweet treats to Sin City, but Mel isn't so sure she's ready to hand her recipes over to a complete stranger - especially one as brash as Holly. But after the potential bakery location gets blown up, Mel begins seeing another side to Holly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweeter and Sweeter!

    • By mouselicious on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Caramel Crush

    • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Love is in the air at FairyTale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but, at the same time, her co-owner, Mel, is about to help with a breakup. Mel's old friend Diane has decided to dump her fiancé after discovering he's only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction. But when Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn't what she expected: he's dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rape as a humorous subplot

    • By Kat Harrison on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • At the Drop of a Hat

    • Hat Shop Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Cousins Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont's fashionable London hat shop, Mim's Whims, is visited by a new customer bearing an old hat box. Ariana Jackson is getting married and wants to restore her mother's bridal hat and veil for the occasion. The elegant item was made by Scarlett and Vivian's grandmother over 30 years ago, so Viv is delighted to take the job. When Scarlett goes to Ariana's office to consult about the restoration cost, she finds her outside, standing over her boss's dead body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder of a Lawyer

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Sugar and Iced

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Normally Mel and Angie wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when their bakery is asked to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest, they can't say no. Between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. A high-strung judge targets Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie's, at the competition, though, and aims to take her out - by any means necessary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beauty pageant with the chocolate cupcake group

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Death in the Stacks

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fundraiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover's dream - it's the library's biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, Olive Boyle, the new library board president, is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder in the library

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $34.99

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