Monday, November 13, 2017

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Of Spice and Men: A Pancake House Mystery

by Sarah Fox
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Alibi (November 7, 2017)
Print Length 280 pages

Lights. Camera. Murder? Wildwood Cove’s star turn is soured by a sneaky killer in this delicious cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Crêpes of Wrath.

Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu!

With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After all, the crew loves Marley’s crêpes—so much so that Christine, the head makeup artist, invites her onset for a behind-the-scenes tour. But when Marley arrives, the special-effects trailer is on fire . . . with Christine inside.

The cops quickly rule Christine’s death a murder, and Alyssa a suspect. Marley’s boyfriend insists that the actress is innocent, but when Marley sticks her nose into the complicated lives of The Perishing’s cast and crew, she discovers more questions than answers. It seems that everyone has a hidden agenda—and a plausible motive. And as the horror spills over from the silver screen, Marley gets a funny feeling that she may be the killer’s next victim.

Sarah Fox’s addictive Pancake House Mysteries can be enjoyed together or à la carte:

Review: Of Spice and Men is book three in the Pancake House Mystery Series. I am so disgusted with myself that I missed book 2 and didn't know it until I started this one. This is such a fabulous series with fun quirky character.

A movie is being filmed at Wildwood Cove and one of the stars happens be be an ex of Marley's boyfriend.  That girlfriend is a movie star and more than a little gorgeous. She's also more than a little bit nasty. Its hard to believe that she dated Marley's super sweet boyfriend Brett. When a makeup artist ends up dead and Alyssa is the prime suspect, much to Marley's chagrin. This puts a real strain on her relationship with Brett.

There are a lot of twists and turns as Ms Fox introduces her readers to the movie cast with all their foibles, as well as a journalist cousin of Christine's that has a mystery of his own to solve that might just be the reason why she was killed.

There were definitely more than a few people that had motive, but when the killer was revealed it was a big surprise. In fact, I had no clue who the killer was when I got to that point. So it was definitely a shocker for me

There's a lot going on in this book that will keep you turning the pages, not to mention all the wonderful descriptions of the food at The Pancake House. I can't wait to try the recipes at the end of the book.

This was a great addition to this fun series.

Rating 4 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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