The Crêpes of Wrath: A Pancake House Mystery - Sarah Fox-Davies

Fantastic start to a promising new series! I sat down to read this for a few moments and ended up finishing it in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down!

 

There are two plots in the story, the main plot about the murder of Marley’s cousin Jimmy and the subplot of a string of burglaries both had no shortage of suspects. Well paced, the plot spanned the book well without getting bogged down and it read so fast and easy that I was sorry when I got to the end of the book.  And also a little hungry, especially after reading about all the delectable dishes cooked up by Ivan.  Now I’m going to have to buy a waffle maker so I can try them for myself!

 

The characters were fun and likeable, although I would’ve liked to have seen more of Cousin Jimmy, he would’ve been a lively addition to the story.   Marley is a great main character; easy to relate to, smart, funny and a little naiive.  The little bit of romance between Marley and an old friend was cute and added just enough AWWW to be endearing without being schmaltzy.

 

Fun, cute and light, I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great cozy mystery to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.

 

Note: An advanced copy of this book was kindly provided by Netgalley and Alibi boks in exchange for an honest review.