The Crêpes of Wrath
Book 1, A Pancake House Mystery - A Pancake House Mystery
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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.
Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu!
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.
Praise for The Crêpes of Wrath
“A very cute start to a new cozy mystery series . . . The red herrings are savory enough to be served as one of the dinner options in beautiful Wildwood Cove.”—Reading Reality
“I enjoyed every moment of this mystery from start to finish, and immediately found myself engrossed in Wildwood Cove living. It’s one of those cozy locales that’s a character itself.”—Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows
“I loved the characters, the seaside setting, and the suspense. Throw in some delicious-sounding recipes and a little romance, and this was an all-around wonderful cozy mystery.”—The Book’s the Thing
“Cute, action-packed, and engaging.”—Reading is My Superpower
“The writing was superb and the plot line was really well developed.”—Melina’s Book Blog
“The Crêpes of Wrath is an intriguing whodunit tale that has enough quirky characters, witty banter and humor, drama, secrets, a growing list of suspects, and surprising twists and turns, that it will easily keep you guessing the identity of the murderer.”—Jersey Girl Book Reviews
“A wonderful introduction to a brand new cozy mystery series.”—Book Babble
“The Crêpes of Wrath is a delightful, intelligent book that proves to be a great start in a new series.”—Cozy Up With Kathy
“This is a new cozy series and I think it is going to be a winner.”—Storeybook Reviews
Great First in a New Series!!!
This is the first in a new series!
A strong plot involving murder, stolen goods, some less than savory characters, with a hint of romance tossed in, make this a 5 star cozy for me.
Marley McKinney’s cousin, Jimmy, is stuck in the hospital, so she agrees to help run his pancake house so he can make a speedy recovery.
Afterall, she loves Wildwood Cove-it's full of fond memories where she used to spend long summers, and thinks she will only be there for a couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, cousin Jimmy is found murdered, leaving Marley determined to find his killer! Who would want to kill Cousin Jimmy, anyways, and why?
This was a first rate mystery which I enjoyed with a small town setting with fun inhabitants. The characters were well written, and the solving of the case had twists with some different possibilities to think about which kept me guessing!
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
A Wonderful Cozy Mystery
This is the first book by Sarah Fox that I have read, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was a wonderfully written cozy mystery. Crepes of Wrath is the first book in a new series, This is a standalone with no cliffhanger, though it is open-ended for future books in the series. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It is a perfect read for a day at the beach, a porch swing, tucked under a blanket in front of a fire, you get the picture.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all info here. The author did a great job of explaining what is going on and describing the setting of Wildwood Cove. There are a lot of clues in the storyline that keep you guessing what twists and turns will be revealed next. It definitely kept me riveted.
I look forward to reading more of Sarah Fox's books. I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A mystery in a small town with a touch of romance
Marley is helping take care of her cousin's restaurant while he is in the hospital. When it looks like she can head home, he turns up dead. Her life becomes more complicated as she does her own investigating. People are skulking around her home, breaking in to the house and the restaurant, and even trying to kidnap and kill her. With everything going on, Marley needs to decide to keep what she has inherited, whether she should go back to Seattle or stay in Wildwood Cove, whether she could have a relationship with Brett. Marley is a woman with the strength to see things through. I enjoyed this story with its twists and turns that kept me guessing whodunit. I recommend this book.
I received a copy of the story through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Aug 16, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 260 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, A Pancake House Mystery