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Jenn McKinlay


(Jennifer McKinlay)
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aka Josie Belle, Lucy Lawrence, Jennifer McKinlay

Jenn is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. She is also the winner of the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for romantic comedy and the Fresh Fiction award for best cozy mystery. A TEDx speaker, she is always happy to talk books, writing, reading, and the creative process to anyone who cares to listen. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband's guitars.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Cupcake Bakery Mystery
   1. Sprinkle with Murder (2010)
   2. Buttercream Bump Off (2011)
   3. Death by the Dozen (2011)
   4. Red Velvet Revenge (2012)
   5. Going, Going, Ganache (2013)
   6. Sugar and Iced (2014)
   7. Dark Chocolate Demise (2015)
   8. Vanilla Beaned (2016)
   9. Caramel Crush (2017)
   10. Wedding Cake Crumble (2018)
   11. Dying for Devil's Food (2019)
   12. Pumpkin Spice Peril (2020)
   13. For Batter or Worse (2021)
   14. Strawberried Alive (2022)
   Fairy Tale Cupcakes (2022) (with Christie Conlee)
   15. Sugar Plum Poisoned (2023)
   16. Fondant Fumble (2024)
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Library Lover's Mystery
   1. Books Can Be Deceiving (2011)
   2. Due or Die (2012)
   3. Book, Line and Sinker (2012)
   4. Read It and Weep (2013)
   5. On Borrowed Time (2014)
   6. A Likely Story (2015)
   7. Better Late Than Never (2016)
   8. Death in the Stacks (2017)
   9. Hitting the Books (2018)
   10. Word to the Wise (2019)
   11. One for the Books (2020)
   12. Killer Research (2021)
   13. The Plot and the Pendulum (2022)
   14. Fatal First Edition (2024)
   15. A Merry Little Murder Plot (2024)
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Hat Shop Mystery
   1. Cloche and Dagger (2013)
   2. Death of a Mad Hatter (2014)
   3. At the Drop of a Hat (2015)
   4. Copy Cap Murder (2016)
   5. Assault and Beret (2017)
   6. Buried to the Brim (2020)
   7. Fatal Fascinator (2023)
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Bluff Point
   1. About a Dog (2017)
   2. Barking Up the Wrong Tree (2017)
   3. Every Dog Has His Day (2018)
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Novels
   Keeping Up Appearances (2005) (as by Jennifer McKinlay)
   Paris is Always a Good Idea (2020)
   Wait For It (2021)
   Summer Reading (2023)
   Love at First Book (2024)
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Jenn McKinlay recommends
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Peril in Pink (2024)
(Hudson Valley B&B Mystery, book 1)
Sydney Leigh
"Peril in Pink is a hilarious romp of a mystery with a smart and sassy amateur sleuth in a bed and breakfast setting to die for. Highly recommend!"
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Recipe for a Charmed Life (2024)
Rachel Linden
"Recipe for a Charmed Life is actually a recipe for a magically marvelous read about expectations, second chances, and following your heart. Rachel Linden writes complicated and compelling characters that are as relatable as they are likeable. I enjoyed every bit of this delightful novel."
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Main Character Energy (2023)
Jamie Varon
"Main Character Energy absolutely dazzled me from the opening scene until the very last page. Poppy Banks is an immensely relatable and likable heroine on a journey of self-discovery with the potential to achieve her dreams and live her very best life in the French Riviera. Needless to say, I was hooked! I read this wonderful novel compulsively and with great joy. Highly recommend!"

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