For Whom the Bread Rolls Book Review

For Whom the Bread Rolls Book Review

Title: For Whom the Bread Rolls: A Pancake House Mystery
Author: Sarah Fox
Published: March 14, 2017, Alibi
No. of Pages: 248
Cover Price: $4.99 Kindle

For Whom the Bread Rolls is the second mystery in the Pancake House Mystery series by Sarah Fox. Marley McKinney owns The Flipside pancake house in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and lately has been the target of harassment most likely from an unpopular resident named Ida Winkler. Ida Winkler previously worked at the Flipside when Marley’s cousin owned it, and was fired for stealing; now she blames Marley for her nephew being in prison. Marley can’t, as yet, prove that the harassment is Ida, but reports it to the police anyway. After cleaning up some graffiti from the pancake house, answering numerous prank phone calls, and having an antique lamp base stolen from her porch, Marley decides to pay Ida a visit. Unfortunately, Ida has been murdered, and the weapon appears to be Marley’s lamp base. Now Marley is a suspect and must find the real murderer before she goes to prison. By the time Marley has figured out who the murderer is, she is doomed, since he plans to murder her, too.

Marley is a fun, well-developed and likeable character. Fox has done a good job of developing the other characters, too, and while this is a cozy, and lacks graphic violence, sex, or foul language, there is an element of suspense that builds as the story evolves. This one is suitable for all ages.

Certainly no culinary mystery can be complete without a few recipes, and For Whom the Bread Rolls doesn’t disappoint. There is an excellent recipe for Maple Pecan Sticky Buns, as well as recipes for Strawberry Banana Crêpes, and also S’mores Crêpes. The recipes are easy to follow and they actually turn out well.

Cozy aficionados, and especially those who like culinary mysteries will welcome this fun novel.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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