Merry Muffin Mystery

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 305 ratings

Bran New Death Publisher's Summary

Merry is making a fresh start in small-town Autumn Vale, New York, in the mansion she's inherited from her late uncle, Melvin. The house is run-down, and someone has been digging giant holes on the grounds, but with its restaurant-quality kitchen, the place has potential for her new baking business. She even has her first client - the local retirement home.

Unfortunately, Merry soon finds that quite a few townsfolk didn't like Uncle Mel, and she has inherited their enmity as well as his home. Local baker Binny Turner and her crazy brother, Tom, blame Melvin for their father's death, and Tom may be the one vandalizing Merry's land. But when Tom turns up dead in one of the holes in her yard, Merry needs to prove that she had nothing to do with his death - or her new muffin-making career may crumble before it starts.

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  • Book 1

    • Bran New Death

    • Merry Muffin Mystery Series #1
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Merry is making a fresh start in small-town Autumn Vale, New York, in the mansion she's inherited from her late uncle, Melvin. The house is run-down, and someone has been digging giant holes on the grounds, but with its restaurant-quality kitchen, the place has potential for her new baking business. She even has her first client - the local retirement home. Unfortunately, Merry soon finds that quite a few townsfolk didn't like Uncle Mel, and she has inherited their enmity as well as his home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but did not like the narrator!

    • By Samantha on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Muffin but Murder

    • Merry Muffin Mystery Series #2
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Merry's career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry's cup isn't exactly overflowing. So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spiderwebs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Muffin but murder good to the last bite...

    • By Cathy L. Vaughn on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Death of an English Muffin

    • Merry Muffin Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    They say that one's home is one's castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry's able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is that most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and Drawn out

    • By Beatrice on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 4

    • Much Ado About Muffin

    • Merry Muffin Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry's Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town's postmistress - and Merry's bitter foe - Minnie Urqhart. But Roma and Minnie's heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Average

    • By Beatrice on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Muffin to Fear

    • A Merry Muffin Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all. It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry's property.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Susan Warren on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99