Muffin to Fear (Merry Muffin Mystery Series #5)

Muffin to Fear (Merry Muffin Mystery Series #5)

by Victoria Hamilton

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In the latest from the national bestselling author of Much Ado About Muffin, newlywed baker Merry Wynter has some unwanted guests looking for ghosts at Wynter Castle…

While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all. 

It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry's property. When two cast members are found dead, Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425282595
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Merry Muffin Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 288,688
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

As Victoria Hamilton, Donna Lea Simpson is the national bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, including White Colander Crime and No Mallets Intended, as well as the Merry Muffin Mysteries, including Much Ado About Muffin and Death of an English Muffin. She is also a collector of vintage cookware and recipes.

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Muffin to Fear (Merry Muffin Mystery Series #5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this whole series. I loved the main character, one of my favorites in a long time! It was funny, interesting, and well done!
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
MUFFIN TO FEAR has it all! MUFFIN TO FEAR by Victoria Hamilton The Fifth Merry Muffin Mystery Merry and Virgil return from their honeymoon only to discover their castle being overrun by a television crew. It seems that Pish had experienced some inexplicable events while alone in the house and talked to the producers of GHOST HUNT. Now the crew has descended on Wynter Castle to look for spirits. The cast and crew, however, engage in more squabbling, backbiting, and infighting than any paranormal research. Merry calls foul when one of the show's psychics tries to highlight the recent murders that occurred in the castle. Everyone's nerves are on edge, even more so when the psychic is found dead. Was it a prank gone wrong? Or did someone want the grandstanding ratings rock star gone for good! This fifth book in the Merry Muffin Mystery series is a more mature mystery. Merry has truly grown as a person since first arriving in Autumn Vale. She's overcome the loss of her first husband and is ready to love again. She takes responsibility as a role model for the still somewhat sullen teen in her life, not only telling, but showing her it's right and just to stand up for yourself and your beliefs. MUFFIN TO FEAR has it all from sly banter from the newlyweds, intricate character dynamics, a well plotted mystery, and the possibility of ghosts! Plus recipes! FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it.
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
Muffin to Fear book 5 in the Merry Muffin Mystery Series by Victoria Hamilton. Merry and Virgil return from their Honeymoon to unexpected chaos. Pish has agreed to let Haunt Hunt television show come to Wynter Castle to do a paranormal investigation. He hopes they will gone before Merry and Virgil arrive home but no such luck. Virgil is called away on a job almost immediately leaving Merry to deal with another surprise invasion of her home. With cast and crew every where she turns Merry tries to keep herself and her cat Becket in the kitchen where she feels is her safe haven. From almost the beginning you can see there are secrets among the Haunt Hunt crew and more than once tempers flare and have to be put out by the show’s producer. Will the show strengthen Wynter Castle’s reputation for murders? Can the cast and crew finish this investigation without killing one another? Will Merry forgive Pish for once again surprising her with unannounced chaos? Is Wynter Castle really hunted? Another great book! I was surprised by Merry and Virgil’s short engagement and marriage, but unlike the surprise Merry has, this was a happy surprise. Merry and Virgil make a great couple. I love Merry’s cat Becket, Mrs. Hamilton really paints a true picture of a cat. He is a stubborn but lovable feline and I laughed out loud and grimace at the same time when he presented Merry with her welcome home gift. This book was a little different than the other books in the series with all the paranormal hunters, psychics, mediums, and ghost talk. Even will all the new characters we still manage to see most of our beloved series characters. I can only imagine that this would be how things might been when you have a lot of big personalities and egos working on one television show. I really did dislike several of the characters but the characters were written to be disliked. I would recommend this book to cozy lovers, and Victoria Hamilton fans. There are some delicious sounding recipes included in the book. True to cozy nature no bad language, no graphic violence or no graphic sex. Well written storyline that keeps you guessing until the end.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Anything written by author Victoria Hamilton is a go to, must read book for me. And the Merry Muffin Mysteries may be the yummiest of them all. I’ve been waiting for, MUFFIN TO FEAR about as patiently as I would for a delightful treat baking away in my oven, which equals not very patient at all! ;-) I was so excited when I read the blub for this book. TV ghost hunters at Wynter Castle? YAY! (Yes, I am one of those people who loves watching all of the ghost hunting shows on TV). However, author Hamilton took the excitement of searching for spirits a step further by killing off two of the cast members of the show. Talk about exciting! This 5 star mystery started off on a delightful note, and had me running a gambit of emotions until the last page. From the joy of Merry and Virgil’s marriage, to the rowdy upheaval of having the TV crew looking for ghosts, through the shock of two murders and the investigation that followed, and a scene that had me sighing contentedly, I honestly did laugh and cry from the prologue to the last chapter. Muffin should stand in your way of reading MUFFIN BUT FEAR, the best in the Merry Muffin Mysteries so far! And don’t forget to check out the delicious recipes at the back of the book. Mmm Mmm.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
Muffin to Fear is the newest installment (#5) in the Merry Muffin Mystery series by author Victoria Hamilton, and quite the cozy treat to read! Merry Wynter and her new husband, Virgil Grace, have returned to Wynter Castle from their romantic honeymoon getaway in New York, only to find that the castle has been invaded by the cast and crew of the reality show Haunt Hunt. Queue madness and disarray, and of course murder, and you've got the plot of Muffin to Fear. Ms. Hamilton perfectly mixes romance with mystery (I do so enjoy when the heroine has a strong romantic partner by her side!!!), and treats the readers to several delicious recipes as well. A very enjoyable cozy mystery, and a pleasure to read! A+