Fondant Fumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #16) (Mass Market)

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The Fairy Tale Cupcakes crew helps two professional football players in knead when the athletes are suspected of murder and their dream of opening a bakery is crushed, from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

Professional football players Keogh Graham and Tyler Matthews want to open a Fairy Tale Cupcakes franchise. They’re spending the off-season in Scottsdale working in Mel’s bakery, learning about the business and how to bake show-stopping cupcakes. The popular athletes bring a boom of customers to the store as football fans flock to see the friends mixing batter and piping icing.

Everyone’s excited the athletes are pursuing their dream of owning a bakery—except for those who fear the players will ditch football for fondant and retire early from professional sports. The angry naysayers include their team owner and Keogh's sports agent, along with some very vocal fans.

When the owner of their team, the Arizona Scorpions, is found dead on the floor of their new bakery following an argument with Keogh, the pros become prime suspects. As the investigation heats up, Mel and the rest of the cupcake bakery crew must step up and prove their franchise owners are innocent before it’s game-over for the new bakers.

About the Author

Jenn McKinlay is the award-winning New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. Her work has been translated into multiple languages in countries all over the world. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband's guitars.

Praise For…

“Multitudes of motives make it difficult to catch the killer in this sweet tale.” 
Kirkus, on Sugar Plum Poisoned

Praise for the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

“Readers who love baking-themed cozies will relish this entry in the popular series.”

“[A] fun, quirky whodunit!”
Woman's World

"[McKinlay's] characters are delicious."
—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries

"All the ingredients for a winning read."
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries

"McKinlay bakes a sweet read!"
—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries

"A tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay's tasty concoctions."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593549148
ISBN-10: 0593549147
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery