Jenn Mckinlay Books In Order | 50+ Books Full List

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Jenn McKinlay Books In Order comprises many fantastic novel series. She is a versatile writer and proves the same by writing a murder mystery series as well as romantic novel series. Her passion for writing and struggle in this field gave a fruitful result and she became New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author. Lucy Lawrence is a pen name for Jenn McKinley and she wrote many famous book series such as Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Library Lover’s Mystery, and Hat Shop Mystery.

Jenn McKinlay Books In Order

Jenn has written many novel series such as Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Library Lover’s Mystery, and many more. So, let’s see a glimpse of a few novels sequentially.

Publication Order of Decoupage Mystery Books

Book TitlePublication Year
Stuck on Murder(2009)
Cut to the Corpse(2010)
Sealed with a Kill(2011)

Publication Order of Cupcake Bakery Mystery Books

Book TitlePublication Year
Sprinkle with Murder(2010)
Buttercream Bump Off(2011)
Death by the Dozen(2011)
Red Velvet Revenge(2012)
Going, Going, Ganache(2013)
Sugar and Iced(2014)
Dark Chocolate Demise(2015)
Vanilla Beaned(2016)
Caramel Crush(2017)
Wedding Cake Crumble(2018)
Dying for Devil’s Food(2019)
Pumpkin Spice Peril(2020)
For Batter or Worse(2021)

Publication Order of Library Lover’s Mystery Books

Book TitlePublication Year
Books Can Be Deceiving(2011)
Due or Die(2012)
Book, Line and Sinker(2012)
Read It and Weep(2013)
On Borrowed Time(2014)
A Likely Story(2015)
Better Late Than Never(2016)
Death in the Stacks(2017)
Hitting the Books(2018)
Word to the Wise(2019)
One for the Books(2020)

Publication Order of Good Buy Girls Mystery Books

Book TitlePublication Year
50% Off Murder(2012)
A Deal to Die For(2012)
Buried in Bargains(2013)
Marked Down for Murder(2014)
All Sales Final(2015)

Publication Order of Hat Shop Mystery Books

Book TitlePublication Year
Cloche and Dagger(2013)
Death of a Mad Hatter(2014)
At the Drop of a Hat(2015)
Copy Cap Murder(2016)
Assault & Beret(2017)
Buried to the Brim(2020)

Publication Order of A Bluff Point Romance Books

Book TitlePublication Year
About a Dog(2017)
Barking Up the Wrong Tree(2017)
Every Dog Has His Day(2018)

Publication Order of Happy Ever After Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The Good Ones(2019)
The Christmas Keeper(2019)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Book TitlePublication Year
Keeping up Appearances(2005)
To Catch a Latte(2018)
Paris is Always a Good Idea(2020)
Wait for It(2021)

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Book TitlePublication Year
Perk Avenue / To Catch a Latte(2002)
A Real Work of Art / Thick as Thieves(2003)

Publication Order of Anthologies

Book TitlePublication Year
The Cozy Cookbook(2015)

Jenn McKinlay Biography & Career

Jenn McKinlay was born in Connecticut, U.S.A and in early childhood, she loves to decorate objects by pasting colored papers. She completed her studies at Southern Conn State University in Library Science and English Literature. 

While pursuing college, she did the part-time job in Toad’s Palace (bar) and later on, picked the full-time job as a Librarian in Cromwell. But, she was not happy with her job as she was unable to manage time for writing. So, she packed up everything, left the city, and reached Arizona. 

Jenn started her writing career with a romantic novel and she learned many things, such as plotting, and character framework. But, writing a novel didn’t go well and she started to do a part-time job and a few days later, she fell in love with a musician (Chris) and later on married him and became a mother of a boy. 

Things changed in Jenn’s life when she got a call from Harlequin and signed a contract for romantic novels. But, the same things happened just like in the past and she decided to quit writing romantic novels.

Jenn was wondering to choose the right genre so that the readers get more enjoyment and thus she chose the murder-mystery genre. Her first novel based on the murder-mystery novel was Cupcake mystery and this was a life-changing event for her. 

Jenn tasted the flavor of success because two of her novels were listed on New York Times Best Selling List. Later on, she wrote many novel series, and each one of them was highly applauded by the readers.

One day, Jenn discussed it with her editor and she told Jenn to start writing romance novels. She gave a month to write 450 pages and the work of Jenn was appreciated by her editor. Since then Jenn started to write romantic novels too and the famous one is The Christmas Keeper.

In 2017, Jenn received the RT Book Review Award for her work on Barking Up The Wrong Tree Novel.

Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series Top Books

The series consists of 13 novels and in each novel, you will be surprised with the storyline. She has perfectly figured the characters and superbly made the plot. Now, let’s have a look at a few of the novels enclosed in this series. 

Sprinkle with Murder

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura opened a Fairy Tale Cupcake bakery and they were very much happy because the bakery shop was their dream. Their business was running smoothly but things changed when they got a new order of 500 cakes from a bridezilla. At the wedding time, the bride was dead due to the consumption of a cake and this brings Mel as a prime suspect. Now, she needs to clear her name from the murder and also needs to save the others from the killer.

Buttercream Bump Off

Mel and Angie are busy preparing the cupcake for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. But trouble was not too far from them and this time, Mel’s mother becomes the suspect of killing Baxter Malloy. Now, Melanie and Angie need to find the murderer before the time runs out.

Death by the Dozen

Mel and Angie are in a new role and this time, they are participating in a challenge. Their main intention is to promote their FairyTale Cupcakes bakery. In the contest, Mel’s mentor Vic Mazzotta is one of the judges and Mel knows her very well. But the event takes a sharp turn when a dead body of Vic was discovered on a freezer truck. Now, Mel and Angie need to solve the case and this is more important than the contest.

Red Velvet Revenge

It’s summertime and the sale of the cupcakes is very down. Mel and Angie are looking for ways to boost the business and soon they got a new opportunity. Slim Hazard, a local legend, told them to take part in the Annual Juniper Pass Rodeo and sell the cupcakes. Both agreed and reached that place, but hurdles were already paved in their way. This time, a bull rider Ty Stokes’ dead body was discovered in the hay and the suspects were Mel and Angie. Now, they were dreaming that they came for their business and now framed in the murder case.

Jenn Mckinlay New/Upcoming Books

WAIT FOR IT – August 10, 2021

A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner—a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

Wait For It - Jenn Mckinlay
Wait For It – Jenn Mckinlay

Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She’s not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal… from her ex-husband. When she’s offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.
When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he’s her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there’s no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.
Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.SEE MORE


The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can say “I do”, in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

For Batter or Worse - Jenn mckinlay
For Batter or Worse – Jenn Mckinlay

Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery–and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz’s life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel’s bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna. 

Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police’s main suspect. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, Mel, Joe, and the rest of the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must sift through clues to catch the real killer and clear Oz’s name before their wedding plans are totally battered and baked.SEE LESS

Conclusion – Jenn Mckinlay

There are many more novels in Jenn McKinlay Books In Order and the latest one in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery is For Better or Worse. If you love romantic novels, then you can go with the Happily Ever After series that covers two books, named; The Good Ones, and The Christmas Keeper.

Jenn’s other novel series that highlighted more was Bluff Point that covers 3 books. These books are About a Dog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, and Every Dog Has His Day.

Top FAQ about Jenn Mckinlay

  1. Who is Jenn McKinlay?

    Jenn Mckinlay author

    Former librarian Jenn McKinlay is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Bluff Point Romances, including Every Dog Has His Day, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, and About a Dog, as well as the Library Lover’s Mysteries, the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, and the Hat Shop Mysteries

  2. Which is the new/upcoming book of Jenn Mckinlay

    ‘Wait For It’ is getting released on August 10, 2021. Buy it on amazon now.

  3. How many books are there in Cupcake Bakery Mystery series?

    There are a total of 13 books in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series.

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What do you think about Jenn Mckinlay and her books and series? Leaves your thoughts below.

3 thoughts on “Jenn Mckinlay Books In Order | 50+ Books Full List”

  1. Deanne Meadows

    I’ve so enjoyed your books and series. I’ll be saddened after I read the last book of the Cupcake series. I really love the characters. I too live in Arizona, Scottsdale isn’t that far from me. So, it was a thrill for me to know of the different sites mentioned in the books.

    While waiting for the books I have on hold with Libby to finish that series I started with the hat shop series. The characters are a riot!

    You are one of my favorite writers. I’m looking forward to reading all your books.

  2. Linda Russell

    I was able to purchase the full set of the cup cake series mysteries. What a joy to read! Each was a mystery with some smiles and laughs mixed in. I feel as though I know the characters quite well, and now that I have completed the thirteen books I will miss the Fairytale Mystery gang.

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