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    • Wedding Cake Crumble

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • Due or Die

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • Sugar and Iced

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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
    • Complete delight!

    • By mouselicious on 03-06-18

    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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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
    • Fill in time line from before Angie's wedding

    • By mouselicious on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    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

    • Dark Chocolate Demise

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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

    • 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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • 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 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By CalyEk on 10-25-17

    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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • Buttercream Bump Off

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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 in the Stacks

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • Book, Line, and Sinker

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Avast in pirate speak means what? Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Beatrice on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Going, Going, Ganache

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • A Likely Story

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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
    • Best one yet!

    • By RES on 01-05-16

    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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • Books Can Be Deceiving

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    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

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • On Borrowed Time

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A body in the library

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Cloche and Dagger

    • Hat Shop Mystery Series # 1
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Not only is Scarlett Parker's love life in the loo - as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say - it's also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims's Whims, a ladies' hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their beloved grandmother, and she wants Scarlett to finally join her in the millinery business. But a few surprises await Scarlett in London.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was okay

    • By Beatrice on 11-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Assault and Beret

    • Hat Shop Mystery Series, Book 5
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill and set off for Paris, where Viv can't wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled. William Graham is not only handsome and charming, but he also has a glamorous job as an insurance investigator who works with priceless pieces of art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Punny!

    • By stuzmate on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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