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.
The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox
Series: A Pancake House Mystery, #1 ~ First in a New Series!
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Alibi Publishing
Release Date: 8/16/16
Page Count: 257
This is the first book in a new series and I must say, WOW, what an introduction! I was immediately drawn into the story by the believability of the characters and I was instantly drawn to Marley, who was an air of vulnerability surrounded by strength. The whole cast is so well written and down-to-earth. And can we just talk about Flapjack? I love a good kitty sidekick! The entire cast really elevated the story, which is fabulously written as well. The plot is handled well with plenty of suspects without being confusing. I could easily see myself walking into The Flip Side pancake restaurant for some churro waffles! I easily craved all of the wonderful pancakes and waffles talked about the story, so I was very happy to get to the end of the story to find some delicious recipes waiting for me! Overall, this was a fun, fast read and an easy book to recommend reading! I can’t wait until the next book in the series, For Whom the Bread Rolls, which you will find a snippet of at the end of the book!
Sarah Fox was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer, she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.
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