For Whom the Bread Rolls by Sarah Fox
For Whom the Bread Rolls picks up where book 1 left off. Marley is having trouble with Ida, a vindictive former employee whose childish pranks are wearing thin. When Marley goes to Ida’s house to confront her, she finds Ida dead, bashed in the head by the lamp that she stole from Marley. Concerned that she’s a suspect in Ida’s murder and how that could impact her business, Marley starts snooping, uncovering no shortage of suspects and a flood of motives. Desperate to clear her name, Marley doesn’t waffle around and sets out to catch a killer.
One of the things that lure me in with cozy mysteries are the titles. For Whom the Bread Rolls gave me a smile and if I wasn’t already a big fan of this series, would definitely entice me to pick it up.
The great plot and steady pace kept me guessing, and that surprise ending crêpe’d up on me and it was over almost too fast. The plot was tricky with lots of misdirection to keep things interesting, and there was muffin that diminished how much I enjoyed this book.
All of these puns are bacon me hungry!
Part of what makes these books so enjoyable for me is the rich descriptions of the lush seaside setting.
“When I opened my bedroom window and drew in a deep breath of sea-scented air…”
*sigh* It’s 14°F outside right now, I could do with some summer time sea-scented air right about now.
Along with the great setting, the engaging characters really enhance this book. I think my favorite person is Ivan and his glowering arm-folding (and tasty dishes!) and I liked seeing more of him in this book. and I hope for more in future books. Could there be a romance brewing with Lisa? I can’t wait to find out!
Sarah Fox has written another yummy Pancake House mystery guaranteed to keep cozy fans coming back for seconds.
Thank you to Random House-Alibi and Netgalley for providing an advance copy in return for my honest review
|Series: Pancake House #2
Rating:★★★★★ 5 stars
Publisher: Random House-Alibi
Publication Date:March 14, 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewer: Tam (Mystereity Reviews)