Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, mystery, Review on August 29, 2016

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New Cozy Series
File Size: 6124 KB
Print Length: 257 pages
Publisher: Alibi (August 16, 2016)


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.


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A book set in a pancake house? sign me up and save me a table.

This is a new cozy series and I think it is going to be a winner. Marley is covering for her cousin Jimmy while he recovers in the hospital, only to end of dead. And while Marley doesn’t mean to solve the crime (and it wouldn’t be a cozy if she didn’t!), she feels dragged into the situation because it is affecting the pancake house and Jimmy’s home.

The author does a good job of bringing in several characters that could be the killer for various reasons, but the true killer is hiding under our noses and while there are some hints that this person is up to no good, it isn’t overt. I don’t know that I suspected this character, but I did have some doubts in my mind about their innocence in something!

There is even a little romance happening between Marley and Brett. Perhaps one that could put some interesting twists on future books.

Oh and don’t forget the recipes at the end of the book – especially the bacon cheddar waffles!

We give this 5 paws up and look forward to reading more in this series.


About the Author

Sarah FoxSarah 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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