Saturday, February 18, 2017

For Whom the Bread Rolls: A Pancake House Mystery by Sarah Fox

The pancake house is doing well.  Now if she could just get Ida to leave her alone, she'd be happy.  Ida blames her for her nephew being in jail.  So she spray paints her shop and calls and calls and calls with no message, not even saying a thing.  When Marley checks on the call and finds it's Ida's number, she decides to go see her and ask her to stop.  She doubts it will do any good but she has to do something.  She finds Ida in the shed in back.  She's dead and the murder weapon is a lamp base that Marley bought and Ida stole...

Alibi and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.

Of course, Marley becomes the chief suspect.  She was mad at Ida and the weapon belonged to her.  The only way she's going to get this over with quickly is to solve the case herself.  If she doesn't the gossip in town will kill her business.

While she's sleuthing and getting in the cop's way, she also wondering if she can commit enough to have a good relationship with her boyfriend.  She loves him but she's been burned before.  It's a good thing she has Flapjack, her cat, for comfort.  She has her love, too, when she finally makes up her mind.

It's also a good thing she has her tattooed cook on her side.  He helps keep her alive.  This might be a small coastal community but it has meth labs being dumped.  Ida should have kept her lips shut.  Marley almost becomes another statistic before this story is over.  Even small towns can have big messes. 

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