First there were the Donut Shop mysteries (see my post from August 2, 2012 titled, "Deep Fried Delights"), those delicious morsels of evil by Jessica Beck. I charged through eight of those without coming up for air. Now I'm only waiting for book 9 to appear in December (Due out on Kindle 12/24/12)
Now, there are the Cupcake mysteries by Jenn McKinlay.
I snarfed these pretty quickly as well!
|The first three books, in order of their appearance|
Book 5 in the series, titled, "Going, Going, Ganache", is due out in April of 2013. I'm waiting impatiently.
Dear Jenn, write faster...
All these foodie mysteries are not deep literature, but I firmly believe they serve a purpose. Sometimes you just need to be taken somewhere not too deep, you know - somewhere fluffy and sweet.
Do you know that place? That's escapist lit at its best.
And then, I probably should mention this: just like the Donut Shop Mysteries, they come with some great recipes. Remember recipes? I think I remember what they are! Those lists of ingredients and directions so you can actually bake the cupcakes yourself, should you be so inclined? Back in the day I may have baked a cupcake or too. I am even tempted to try a few of these recipes.
|Author Jenn McKinlay|
Come to think of it, there's a little cupcake bakery in Uptown. I should go check it out!