Series: A Pancake House Mystery #1
Published by Alibi on August 16th 2016
Source: Purchased Amazon
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.
Marley McKinney’s cousin Jimmy is in the hospital and she’s in town to help out with his pancake house. She only plans to stay until he’s back on his feet until he turns up dead. Marley is devastated by the loss and even more devastated that it is murder. When one of the employees of the pancake house is implicated she sets out to find the truth. All the meanwhile struggling to make the decision to stay in town or go back to Seattle.
In an Oyster Shell – A well-done Cozy mystery.
The Pearls – The setting is what I am most excited about. Set in the Puget sound area. I get to experience some of the towns that I am familiar with because my mom lives in that area.
The mystery was mult-faceted and fulfilling. It wasn’t easy to figure out what was going on. Marley found herself deep into the mystery before it was solved. It was classic cozy.
The romance was nice though Marley found herself conflicted. She was left everything the house and the restaurant in her cousin’s passing but that does not mean she is staying. Her romance is conflicted while she figures out what she wants. It was a nice twist to the story.
The Sand – No complaints.