Much Ado About Nutmeg Book Review

Much Ado About Nutmeg Book Review

Title: Much Ado About Nutmeg
Author: Sarah Fox
Published: January 14 2020, Lyrical Underground
No. of Pages: 212
Cover Price: $15.95 Paperback, $5.39 Kindle

Wildwood Cove is hosting the Golden Oldie Games, an athletic event for seniors over 50, and the small town is overflowing with visitors, in the 6th installment of The Pancake House Mysteries, Much Ado about Nutmeg by Sarah Fox. Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side, a popular pancake house, is engaged, and is working on the details for her wedding that is only two short months away. Marley is pretty outgoing, and never misses a chance to meet new people, and is pretty upset when one of the tennis players falls overboard and his body is missing. Then when Yvonne Pritchard’s body washes up on the beach, and it’s evident that she’s been murdered, Marley’s amateur sleuthing instincts kick in and she starts investigating. One of Marley’s friends had been spending time with Yvonne, who was a journalist for a fairly sketchy tabloid-type newspaper, and has no qualms about writing hurtful, slanderous articles. He asks Marley to try to solve the murder, and as Marley uncovers clues, she finds that Yvonne had written trash about several of the visitors and athletes, and there were several who had the motive to kill her.

As Marley tries to get to the bottom of the murder, the suspense builds, and she puts herself and others in grave danger; it seems she may not survive long enough to attend her own wedding.

Fans of this fun series are familiar with the characters, and they are well-developed so that they seem real. There definitely is a small town feel to the story; it is easy to follow and is a fast read. The bonus, of course, is that there are several mouthwatering recipes from Marley’s pancake house that readers will want to whip up and eat while reading the novel.

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

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