Book Review: Death By The Dozen

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Death By The Dozen by Jenn McKinlay
Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Culinary Mystery
ISBN-13: 978-0425244050
Published: October 04, 2011
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 304


Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef 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 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.

My Thoughts

This series just keeps getting better! This is book #3 in Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. I love that in this book there is a cooking competition and the fact that I seem to not be able to guess the killer, I get close but then it’s not it in the end.

Angie & Melanie are invited to a baking competition and one of Mel’s mentors happens to be a judge. Olivia who owns a rival bakery is also in the competition when all of a sudden Mel’s mentor is found dead in a freezer.

Mel & Angie set out to find the truth, in doing so they bring danger upon themselves! Was it an accident or murder?

I love how the characters progress in each book, the plot is wonderful and keeps you interested! I highly recommend this book, this series. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries or culinary mysteries this series will grab your attention.




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  1. Jessica August 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great book!

  2. Shay @ 365 Books A Year August 21, 2012 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Saw the link to your blog on the Book Blogs group. I’m following you via Linky. I can’t add any more blogs to my RSS feed- I’m at the max. Couldn’t find a place to follow you via email, but I’d like to if you could tell me where it is or add a follow by email section.

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    I just finished “Death by the Dozen” last week. I enjoyed it so much I immediately picked up the next book, “Red Velvet Revenge”. Which was also good. I agree, I do think the series has gotten better over time. I neither loved, nor hated the first book in the series. Thought it was just okay. But I read the second book for a reading challenge and thought it was much better. I hope you enjoy it too.
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  3. JamericanSpice August 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I’m always up for a good book.

    I’m reading an interesting one right now about firefighters. Seems to have the right balance of work, romance, etc and not too sappy.
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