Saturday, August 13, 2016

Death with Crêpes

Sarah Fox
Random House Alibi
August 16, 2016

The Crêpes of Wrath is a promising beginning in a new series set in a small town on the coast of Washington State. Marley McKinney is filling in for her much loved, elderly cousin Jimmy at his pancake house,The Flip Side. Jimmy is in the hospital recovering from pneumonia. Marley is not particularly surprised when she gets a message that Jimmy is checking out of the hospital and taking a cab home. But when Jimmy's dead body is found later that day on the rocks at the bottom of a cliff, Marley's world is turned upside down. Who would have wanted to kill Jimmy, and who seems to want the pancake house ruined? There are plenty of suspects and lots more going on in the town than Marley could have guessed. 

Likable characters and the small town atmosphere make The Crêpes of Wrath a pleasant and diverting read. I did find the rekindling of an old teenage romance a bit rushed, as well as the solution to Jimmy's murder. Thanks to Alibi and NetGalley for an advance digital copy in return for an honest review.

RATING-3 Stars

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