New Release Books by Jenn McKinlay

Jenn McKinlay is the author of Death in the Stacks (2017), Caramel Crush (2017), Better Late Than Never (2016), Vanilla Beaned (2016) and other 77 books.

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Death in the Stacks

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Death in the Stacks
The new president of the Briar Creek library board, Olive Davidson, has taken an intense dislike to library director Lindsey Norris. At the annual library fundraiser, Lindsey has a heated altercation with Olive that is witnessed by the entire community. When Olive is found dead, both Lindsey comes under suspicion for the murder. Now, despite her vow not to investigate crimes anymore, Lindsey has to catch the real killer before she has the book thrown at her. Print run 35,000.

Caramel Crush

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Caramel Crush
-Includes scrumptious recipes---Page 4 of cover.

Better Late Than Never

release date: Nov 01, 2016
Better Late Than Never
In the latest Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story, a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case... When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day—no fines for late returns—the volume of incoming materials is more than Lindsey and her staff can handle. In a bind, Lindsey drafts the crafternoon ladies to help check in and sort the stacks of books. But one tardy tome catches her attention—a copy of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, twenty years past due. When Lindsey looks up the borrower, she’s shocked to discover it was a murdered teacher named Candice Whitley, whose killer was never found. Candice checked out the novel on the day she was murdered. Now Lindsey wonders if it could provide a clue to the decades-old cold case. No one noticed who brought the book back in, but could it be Candice’s killer? Lindsey is determined to catch the culprit one way or another, because justice for Candice Whitley is long overdue... INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS

Vanilla Beaned

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Vanilla Beaned
In the eighth in the New York Times bestselling series by the author of Dark Chocolate Demise, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew goes double or nothing in Vegas... Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are taking a gamble by opening their first franchise of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes Bakery, so where better to hit the jackpot than in Vegas? Business manager Tate Harper has lined up a meeting with Holly Hartzmark, 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—one that reminds her very much of herself. Determined to help a kindred spirit, Mel sets out to discover who is trying to keep the bakery from cashing in. But with a murderous mischief maker on the loose, the odds are stacking up against a happy ending for Mel and her friends...

Copy Cap Murder

release date: Jan 05, 2016
Copy Cap Murder
The New York Times bestselling author of At the Drop of a Hat returns to her London hat shop with a fresh tale of milliners and murder. For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Tremont. Invited to a posh party by their friend Harrison Wentworth, Scarlett and Viv decide to promote their hat shop, Mim’s Whims, by donning a few of their more outrageous creations. The hats prove to be quite the conversation starters as the girls mix and mingle with the guests—never suspecting that one of them is a killer. It’s a cold, clear night, perfect for the British tradition of tossing a straw stuffed effigy of Guy Fawkes, traitor to the crown, onto the bonfire. But instead of a straw man, they realize in the heat of the moment that the would-be Guy Fawkes is actually Harrison’s office rival and he’s been murdered. Before the smoke has cleared, Harrison is the Metropolitan police’s prime suspect, and Scarlett and Vivian must find the real homicidal hothead before their dear friend’s life goes up in flames.

A Likely Story

release date: Nov 03, 2015
A Likely Story
A new hardcover in the Library Lover's mystery series from the New York Times bestselling author of On Borrowed Time. Small-town librarian Lindsey Norris must solve a murder and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers. NOT HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER 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.

Dying for Devil's Food

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Dying for Devil's Food
"Melanie Cooper has zero interest in catering her fifteen-year high school reunion, but Angie insists it's only right that they bask in the success of Fairy Tale Cupcakes--and Mel's engagement to the delicious Joe DeLaura is the cherry on top! Everything is going better than expected until Cassidy Havers, resident mean girl and Mel's high school nemesis, picks a fight. No longer willing to put up with Cassidy's bullying, Mel is ready to tell the former homecoming queen to shut her piehole and call it a night. But as Mel and Joe prepare to depart, Cassidy is found dead in the girl's bathroom, next to a note written in lipstick that points right to Mel--making her the prime suspect. Now, Mel must follow the clues to find the real killer and keep her reputation from being frosted for a crime she didn't commit."--

Dark Chocolate Demise

release date: Apr 07, 2015
Dark Chocolate Demise
The New York Times bestselling Cupcake Bakery Mysteries bake up sweet surprises, but as the series continues, Mel and Angie are in for a fresh batch of trouble… Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it’s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, 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 the 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. Knowing that Joe, Angie’s brother and Mel’s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killer—no matter how scary things get... INCLUDES RECIPES

The Cozy Cookbook

release date: Apr 07, 2015
The Cozy Cookbook
MORE THAN 100 RECIPES FROM AVERY AAMES/DARYL WOOD GERBER ELLERY ADAMS CONNIE ARCHER LESLIE BUDEWITZ LAURA CHILDS CLEO COYLE VICTORIA HAMILTON B. B. HAYWOOD JULIE HYZY JENN McKINLAY PAIGE SHELTON Great meals don’t have to be a mystery—but they can come from a mystery. Selecting the most delicious recipes from some of the most popular names in crime solving, The Cozy Cookbook serves up mouth-watering appetizers, entrèes, and desserts that will leave your family or book club group asking, “Whodunit?” In addition to recipes, choose a sleuth du jour from our menu of mystery series and get a taste of each of our authors’ bread and butter—page-turning puzzles and stay-up-all-night suspense in excerpts from their bestselling works. Whether you like your meals sautéed, roasted, baked, or served cold like revenge, The Cozy Cookbook has something to satisfy every mystery fan. This book contains previously published material.

The Complete Bella(tm) Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

release date: Jan 21, 2018
The Complete Bella(tm) Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
The Complete Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker is the most complete Cookbook and Guide, With delicious recipes, there is definitely something in it for everyone. Maybe you already own a Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker-but do you realize all that your pressure cooker can achieve? Answer all your Bella(TM) questions with FAQs and Tips on cooking, cleaning, Freezer Meals, Time Charts, Common mistakes, accesories and everything in between. Utilizing your pressure cooker like a pro can help you save time & you'll realize that it be an incredible cooker for busy families. Electric Pressure cooking is easy, but there are a lot of tricks in this book you can use to make your food even better From simple and quick soups to delicious dinners and more, there are more than 120 electric pressure cooker recipes listed throughout this book that will satisfy any type of eater! Below is a review of what you will get from this book: -The Revolutionary Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker -How Electric Pressure Cooking Works -Testing And Using The Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker -The Magic Of the Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker -How To Convert A Recipe Into Electric Pressure Cooker -Tips For Newbies -Important Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker Tips -Safety Features -Breakfast Recipes -Beef and Lamb Recipes -Chicken Recipes -Turkey Recipes -Pork Recipes -Soup Recipes -Seafood Recipes -Vegetables Recipes -Pasta Recipes -Rice Recipes -Beans and Grains Recipes -Side Dishes Recipes -Desserts Recipes -Hot Beverages Recipes -How To Clean the Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker -How To Make Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker Freezer Meals -Pressure Cooking At High Altitude -Cooking Time Charts -Conversion Tables -Electric pressure cooker vrs. Slow cooker -10 Most Common Bella(TM) Pressure Cooker Mistakes -Troubleshooting -Useful Accessories And many more! Get this Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook and Guide NOW!

At the Drop of a Hat

release date: Feb 03, 2015
At the Drop of a Hat
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Library Lover’s Mysteries and Death of a Mad Hatter comes a tale of hat shop owners who put a cap on crime. MURDER CAN BE SO OLD HAT 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 thirty 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. Though Ariana claims to know nothing about his demise, the investigation unveils a motive for murder. Now, with the bride-to-be in custody and the wedding on hold, Scarlett and Viv must find the real killer before Ariana's future is boxed up for good.

On Borrowed Time

release date: Nov 04, 2014
On Borrowed Time
The New York Times bestselling Library Lover's mysteries continue with a hot new case... Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. 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. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water… INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS

Death of a Mad Hatter

release date: May 06, 2014
Death of a Mad Hatter
ONE IN A MILLINER Scarlett Parker and her British cousin, Vivian Tremont, are hard at work at Mim’s Whims—their ladies’ hat shop on London’s chic Portobello Road—to create hats for an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, a fund-raiser for a local children’s hospital. It seems like a wonderfully whimsical way to pass the hat, and Scarlett and Viv are delighted to outfit the Grisby family, the hosts who are hoping to raise enough money to name a new hospital wing after their patriarch. Unfortunately, the Grisby heir will not live to see it—he’s been poisoned. When traces of the poison are found on the hat Scarlett and Viv made for him, the police become curiouser and curiouser about their involvement. Now the ladies need to don their thinking caps and find the tea party crasher who’s mad enough to kill at the drop of a hat…

Sugar and Iced

release date: Apr 01, 2014
Sugar and Iced
Sugar and spice and murderous vice. That’s what pageants are made of… Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn’t be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel’s mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can’t say no. Plus, 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. But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel’s kitchen. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie’s, at the competition and aim to take her out—by any means necessary. When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie’s cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes…

About a Dog

release date: Jan 01, 2017
About a Dog
"Mackenzie Harris fled her hometown of Bluff Point, Maine, seven years ago after being left at the altar and seeking solace in the arms of her best friend's off-limits brother. When she returns for her best friend's wedding, Gavin is hoping to pick up where they left off with the help of a stray puppy"--

Read It and Weep

release date: Nov 05, 2013
Read It and Weep
William Shakespeare is credited with inventing how many words?* 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… Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey’s youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard’s dream turns into a nightmare—when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call… *Over 17,000

Cloche and Dagger

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Cloche and Dagger
An all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay 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. First, she is met at the airport not by Viv, but by her handsome business manager, Harrison Wentworth. Second, Viv—who has some whims of her own—seems to be missing. No one is too concerned about the unpredictable Viv until one of her posh clients is found dead wearing the cloche hat Viv made for her—and nothing else. Is Scarlett’s cousin in trouble? Or is she in hiding?

Going, Going, Ganache

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Going, Going, Ganache
A new Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay is icing on the cupcake! 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 weeklong corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. The idea is the brainchild of billionaire Ian Hannigan, new owner of SWS (Southwest Style), 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. But when the magazine’s creative director is found murdered outside the bakery, Mel and Angie have a new team-building exercise—find the killer before their business goes AWOL. INCLUDES SCRUMPTIOUS RECIPES

Red Velvet Revenge

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Red Velvet Revenge
Includes excerpt from: Going, going, ganache (p. [279]-288).

Book, Line, and Sinker

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Book, Line, and Sinker
When a salvage company's plans to dig up treasure that was buried on Pirate Island centuries earlier rouse local ire, library director Lindsey Norris investigates the murder of the local tourism director, who hired the company.

Books Can Be Deceiving

release date: Jul 05, 2011
Books Can Be Deceiving
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cupcake Bakery Mysteries comes the start of a series about a library where the mysteries refuse to stay in the fiction section... 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.

Royal Valentine

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Royal Valentine
Molly Graham doesn't believe in love at first sight or fairy tales. She's been burned too many times before. When her best friend, Brianna Cho, challenges her to aim high and go for men who are out of her league, Molly can't imagine a worse way to spend Valentine's Day. When she stumbles across a very handsome British professor, Albert George, seeking refuge in her office during the Museum of Literature's Valentine's Day gala for the opening of their Austen exhibit, Molly can't help but be drawn to the fellow introverted academic. Together they ghost out of the event and embark upon a month long love affair. Molly is rethinking her stance on happily ever afters and plans to tell Al how she feels, but he disappears. Afraid something bad has happened, Molly searches for him only to discover there is no Albert George affiliated with the university. She's been played for a fool! Molly is devastated. As registrar for the Museum of Literature, she is tasked with a trip to England to return the Jane Austen exhibition materials on loan from the Whitmore Estate in Bath. It's the only thing she has to look forward to and even this dream trip is a struggle. When she and Brianna arrive at Whitmore Manor, they are introduced to Earl Whitmore and his grandson Lord Insley, or as Molly knows him Albert George. She is shocked and dismayed to discover she has fallen in love with a viscount in line to be an earl. James Albert George Insley Whitmore, called Jamie by his friends and family, arranged for Molly to bring the materials back. He had to leave her unexpectedly, but he hasn't been able to forget her and he wants to win her back. Molly isn't having it. She refuses to be taken in twice. Jamie will have to channel his inner Fitzwilliam Darcy to prove to her that love conquers all and win her heart for good.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
"Carly DeCusati returns to Bluff Point, Maine, and finds love with the help of an adorable golden retriever"--

Death by the Dozen

release date: Oct 01, 2012
Death by the Dozen
Includes excerpt from: Red velvet revenge (p. [289]-294).
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