Jenn McKinlay

New York Times Bestselling Author


Jenn McKinlay is the author of more than thirty novels, including several New York Times bestselling series.


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The Latest Cupcake Bakery Mystery - Coming in April!

When a breakup via cupcake threatens to crumble their friend's life for good, Mel and Angie race to solve the murder as this New York Times bestselling series continues...

Love is in the air at Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but co-owner, Mel, is preparing for a breakup. Her old friend, Diane Earnest, is dumping her fiancé after discovering he’s only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction.

When Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn’t the reaction she was expecting: he’s dead. After the police arrive and see the incriminating cupcakes, Diane becomes their prime suspect. If she hopes to taste freedom again, Mel and Angie must make sure the real killer gets their just desserts...

ABOUT A DOG: Coming May 30th!!!



What's being said:


The Romantic-Comedies:

"With a perfect sense of comic timing and a gift for creating endearingly eccentric characters...McKinlay delivers a sweetly satisfying contemporary romance that will have readers sitting up and begging for more." — (★ starred review) Booklist

"Known for her mysteries, McKinlay branches out in a new direction and gives her readers a fun and charming romance set in Bluff Point, Maine. This is the launch book in a new series that looks to be filled with warmth, fun and humanity." — RT book reviews (4 ★'s)

“Jenn McKinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

“Funny, charming, and heart-stoppingly romantic.”—New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton

“McKinlay delivers heartwarming humor at its finest.”— New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde

The Mysteries:

"A tender cozy full of warm and likable characters... Readers will look forward to more of McKinlay's tasty concoctions." (★ starred review) --Publisher's Weekly

" [McKinlay] continues to deliver well-crafted mysteries full of fun and plot twists."
--Booklist

"What a great read!" -- Library Journal

"It is the characters and their interactions and dialogue that make this a standout mystery..." --The Mystery Reader

"[A] deliciously thrilling mystery." --Fresh Fiction

"Like an exquisite cupcake with a surprise filling, this new installment in the Cupcake Bakery series contains something unexpected." - - RT book reviews (4 ★'s)

"Impossible to put down!" --Crimespree

"[A] perennial favorite series." -- The Mystery Reader

"Top notch!" -- Cozy Mystery Book Reviews