The 39 Cupcakes (Movie Club Mysteries, #4)The fourth book in my brand new cozy mystery series is available on the Kindle Store and through the Kindle Unlimited program.
Clues. Chaos. Cupcakes.
Ex-cop-turned-P.I. Maggie Doyle is stuck chaperoning a group of bratty summer camp kids to an archaeological dig on Whisper Island. After a day of fart jokes, fidget spinners, and fist fights, Maggie’s regretting volunteering—and then one of her feral charges discovers a skeleton.
At first it looks like a cold case, but the situation takes a sinister turn when a member of the excavation team winds up dead. Maggie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before more bodies stack up. With her police officer boyfriend on vacation, his nitwitted fellow officer is what passes for law and order on the island. Now if only she can dodge the bumbling Sergeant O’Shea…
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What I thought about The 39 Cupcakes
In this fourth book in the Movie Club Mysteries series from Zara Keane, Maggie Doyle once again finds a dead body that propels her into a mystery worthy of the quirky inhabitants of Whisper Island.
Maggie is helping with a field trip when a skeleton is discovered, complete with bullet hole in the head and an intriguing mystery of identity and motive. Maggie and Lenny are really building the private investigation venture with this mystery, as Sargeant Liam Reynolds asks them to check into a few things.
I love the relationship that is slowly building between Maggie and Liam. It's so unrushed and sweet and the touch of romance that their relationship provides is a nice little jewel in this series.
I think the mysteries in this series are well crafted, and The 39 Cupcakes is no exception. I didn't see any of the twists and turns coming and it kept me engaged throughout. And there's plenty of humor throughout that makes the pages fly by.
I love this series. Zara Keane does a great job with Maggie -- she's likable and very competent in her role as PI. I've started calling this the Maggie Doyle Mystery series in my head, because they really are all about her and the lovely and strange community in Whisper Falls.
Recommended if you like a good mystery with some very nice romantic elements. This can be read standalone, but I think it's best to read them in order to get the full flavor of the setting and people.
An ARC was provided for review.
About the Author
Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictional Ballybeg.
She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries – with occasional success – to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.