About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery, #1 A Pancake House Mystery
Print Length: 257 pages
Publisher: Alibi (August 16, 2016)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In the debut of a delightful cozy mystery series, Sarah Fox introduces a charming new heroine who finds herself in a sticky situation: stacking pancakes, pouring coffee, and investigating murder.
When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to spend a leisurely week or two in Wildwood Cove, the quaint, coastal community where she used to spend her summers, but then Cousin Jimmy is found murdered, sprawled on the rocks beneath a nearby cliff.
After she stumbles across evidence of stolen goods in Jimmy’s workshop, Marley is determined to find out what’s really going on in the not-so-quiet town of Wildwood Cove. With help from her childhood crush and her adopted cat, Flapjack, Marley sinks her teeth into the investigation. But if she’s not careful, she’s going to get burned by a killer who’s only interested in serving up trouble.
I love getting in the ground floor of new cozy mystery series. I, also, love pancakes so I couldn’t resist this one which is set in a pancake house. Marley McKinney agrees to help her cousin Jimmy with the pancake house while Jimmy is hospitalized with an illness. When Jimmy is murdered, Marley’s life is completely turned upside down.
She has to decide between returning home to Seattle and her own job or continuing Jimmy’s legacy in Wildwood Cove. In the meantime, Marley is determined to find the killer. She can’t imagine that anyone would try to kill her beloved cousin, but obviously someone did and Marley intends to find out who that someone is.
The author does a wonderful job at giving the readers an abundance of both suspects and clues. I played amateur sleuth right along with Marley, but she is better at it that I am. This is a mystery that will throw readers off the track with a wide range of characters and clues. Each one will make readers suspicious.
This is an enjoyable read with a strong cast of characters. I absolutely adored Marley. She’s one of a few amateur sleuths that didn’t make me want to hit her over the head. LOL She’s strong and has a good, solid motivation for investigating her cousin’s death.
The Crepes of Wrath is the first book in the Pancake House Mysteries and it’s off to an amazing start. I’m so looking forward to future books in this series. Excellent job!
For reading challenges:
Foodies Read Reading Challenge 2016
2016 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
2016 Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: NetGalley and the publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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