Book Review: “Dark Chocolate Demise” by Jenn McKinlay (Cupcake Mystery #7)



Title:  Dark Chocolate Demise

Author:  Jenn McKinlay

Series:  Cupcake Bakery Mystery #7


Synopsis (from

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…


My thoughts:  Angie, Mel, Tate, and their fabulous cast of characters are back for a wonderful installment in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery.   I love the friendship between Mel, Angie, and Tate as well as of course the DeLaura brothers – it makes the books a pleasure, pleasure to read.

This wasn’t my favorite storyline – being centered around Halloween and zombies, but that is just my personal preference.

The book was fun, light, with a great cast of characters!  Loving this series and very much looking forward to the next installment – Vanilla Beaned!

And remember,

Books Are Life,




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