Review, Crêpe Expectations by Sarah Fox
Description from Netgalley
When a murder case from the past heats up again, it’s up to Marley McKinney to sort through a tall stack of suspects in the latest Pancake House Mystery . . .
Although it’s a soggy start to spring in Wildwood Cove, the weather clears up just in time for the town to host an amateur chef competition. Marley McKinney, owner of the Flip Side pancake house, already signed up to volunteer, and chef Ivan Kaminski is one of the judges. But when Marley visits her landscaper boyfriend Brett at the site of the Victorian mansion that’s being restored as the Wildwood Inn, she discovers something else pushing up daisies: human remains.
The skeleton on the riverbank washed out by the early-spring floodwaters belonged to eighteen-year-old Demetra Kozani, who vanished a decade earlier. While the cold case is reopened, Marley must step in when some of the cook-off contestants fall suspiciously ill. Stuck in a syrupy mess of sabotage and blackmail, it falls to Marley to stop a killer from crêping up on another victim . . .
Includes pancake recipes right from The Flip Side menu!
My Thoughts on the Book
This is a well written cosy mystery with well developed characters and plot. It could have been a bit more complexity to the cold case, but maybe it's just me. I loved the nice blend of mystery, friendship and charming moments though. An added bonus was the recipes in the back and I'm keen to try a couple of them.