Book Review – “Going Going Ganache” by Jenn McKinlay (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #5)


Title:  Going, Going, Ganache

Author:  Jenn McKinlay

Series:  Cupcake Bakery Mystery #5

Synopsis (from

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.


My thoughts:  I love this cozy series.  I don’t know whether it is the talk of the delicious cupcakes they are baking in their bakery, the cozy space I imagine their bakery to be, or the great, funny characters, I just know I love this series.  I particularly enjoyed this 5th book in the series . . . it was like The Devil Wears Prada meets Hell’s Kitchen meets cozy mystery novel!  It was just plain funny and fun all the way through.

I enjoyed that we get a little more insight into some of the main characters and their relationships . . . particular between Mel and her beau?  Hmmm, what will happen.

This is a great, fun, quirky, tasty cozy mystery series that I highly recommend.  I of course will be all set and ready to read when the 6th book, Sugar and Iced, comes out in April 2014!  Bring it on!

And remember,

Books Are Life,



1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Cozy, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

One response to “Book Review – “Going Going Ganache” by Jenn McKinlay (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #5)

  1. This series is one of my favorites! I havent read this book yet, but I’m looking forward to it! =)

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