Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tours Review: The Crepes Of Wrath

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.
Review: I love it when I find a new cozy series from the start and that's what I did here. Yay! I also love cozies that involve restaurants or bakeries or just food in general so this was a great fit for me.

Marley is helping her cousin Jimmy at his Flip Side Pancake Restaurant while he recovers from pneumonia. But then Jimmy ends up murdered. That's when things start to get interesting.

I love Sarah's writing style and well this book has all my favorite aspects of a good cozy mystery down to a cat on the cover! Did I mention the cat's name is Flapjack? How cute is that?

The pacing is just right too. I was happy this was a shorter cozy, because first books end up getting bogged down in letting the reader get to know the cast of characters. That wasn't the case here. You really got to know the people of Wildwood Cove and there's even a possible love interest in it for Marley.

I was really surprised that it took awhile for Marley to make up her mind about staying at the Cove to take care of the restaurant, when it was clear early on that she liked that more than her regular job.

Wildwood Cove is the perfect setting too. Its a place that you wish you could visit while you are reading.

Sarah gives you a great bunch of possible suspects and even puts a little bit of a shade on Jimmy. It makes turning the pages a lot easier and the reading a lot more fun. When we finally learn whodunit, you will definitely be surprised. At least I was.

Oh and there are recipes at the end! Squee!

Rating: 5 flowers

About The Author

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.
Twitter: @thewritefox
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