Jenn McKinlay

New York Times Best Selling Author


Jenn is the author of several New York Times best selling mystery series. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.


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DEATH OF A MAD HATTER -- May 6th!

"In McKinlay’s delightful second Hat Shop mystery (after 2013’s Cloche and Dagger), a wealthy widow places a large, quirky order at Mim’s Whims, the London hat shop that Scarlett Parker and her cousin, Vivian Tremont, inherited from their grandmother. Scarlett and Viv’s satisfaction in completing the hats, however, is marred with the demise of the widow’s son, Geoffrey Grisby, who was poisoned while wearing one of their creations on his head...Cozy fans will eagerly await Hat Shop #3." -- Publisher's Weekly


SUGAR AND ICED hit #15 on the NYT bestseller's list for April 20, 2014. Thanks so much to everyone who helped it get there. I couldn't be more thrilled! ~Jenn



What's being said about Jenn's series:

"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)