For Whom the Bread Rolls - Sarah Fox

For Whom the Bread Rolls

By Sarah Fox

  • Release Date: 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
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Description

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Crêpes of Wrath comes another decadent cozy mystery. This time, pancake house owner Marley McKinney is tangling with a salty troublemaker . . . and a ravenous killer.

Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu!

Tourist season’s in full swing in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and Marley McKinney couldn’t be happier. Since taking over the Flip Side restaurant, she’s made a few close friends, adopted a cat named Flapjack, and started dating her childhood crush. The only cloud on the horizon is local nuisance Ida Winkler, who blames Marley for landing her nephew in prison. Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida’s been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house.

The police can’t do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone’s beat her to it—in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida’s dead body, Marley’s suddenly the number-one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley’s not about to let Ida keep ruining her life—especially from beyond the grave.

Reviews

  • Second book in A Pancake House Mystery series!

    3
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    For Whom the Bread Rolls by Sarah Fox is the second book in A Pancake House Mystery series. Marley McKinney is enjoying life in Wildwood Cove. She is glad that she gave up the rat race in Seattle working as a legal assistant. Marley arrives at work one morning to discover hateful words painted on the windows of The Flip Side, the pancake house she owns. Ida Winkler has been at it again. It is the second time within ten days that this has happened. Marley knows Ida committed the act, but she has no proof. Then the phone calls start (you know where someone is there but does not talk) and an antique lamp base that Marley had just purchased is stolen off her front porch. After a couple of days of hang-up calls, Marley decides to visit Ida (bad idea). Marley knocks on the front door and receives no answer. A kindly neighbor suggests she go around to the back door. Upon arriving in the backyard, Marley notices that the door to the garden shed is standing open. She looks inside and finds Ida on the ground. Ida was hit on the head with Marley’s antique lamp base. Marley contacts the police and notices a clue while awaiting their arrival. Sheriff Georgeson quickly arrives and takes Marley’s statement. Unfortunately, while the good sheriff knows Marley would not hurt a soul, this does not look good for her. Marley, with her natural curiosity, starts nosing around looking for clues and questioning Ida’s neighbors. But what happens when the killer finds Marley a little too close for comfort. For Whom the Bread Rolls is easy to read, has a good pace, and can be finished in a few hours. I found it, though, to be more cozy than mystery. Marley spent much of her time enjoying the beach by herself and with her boyfriend, Brett (Sheriff Georgeson’s nephew). I wish there had been less romance and more time spent on the actual mystery. I give For Whom the Bread Rolls 3 out of 5 stars. The murder is not the only mystery in the book. Someone is dumping illegally around town and then an abandoned meth lab is discovered near the woods. There is also a blackmailer among the town’s citizens. I did enjoy how the author tied these three storylines together. Unfortunately, they are all easily solved. I could tell you who would die and the identity of the killer before the murder occurred. The other two cases are equally simple to crack. I wish the author had spent more time on crafting the mystery. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries because there is less gore and they usually revolve around a craft, hobby or pet. The mysteries used to be more developed and harder to unravel. I did like the addition of Flapjack, the cat, and Bentley, the dog, Marley and Brett discovered on the beach. I felt bad for Bentley. He was injured and quite thin (I cannot stand to see or read about injured animals). While this is the second book in the series, For Whom the Bread Rolls can be read alone. The author provides the necessary background information on Marley and how she came to be living in Wildwood Cove. If you prefer books with more of the cozy element, than For Whom the Bread Rolls is the book for you.
  • Wonderful Cozy Mystery

    3
    By susu707
    For Whom the Bread Rolls is the second book in the Pancake House series. This is a wonderfully written cozy mystery. The book is a standalone with no cliffhanger, though it is open-ended for future books in the series. Though the storyline is average, I really enjoyed this book. It is a perfect read for a day tucked under a blanket in front of a fire, sitting on the beach, a porch swing, you get the picture. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat all that info here. The author did a good job of summarizing the storyline from the first book for new readers as well as describing the setting of Wildwood Cove. Once again Marley finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. There are a lot of clues in the storyline that keep you guessing what twists and turns will be revealed next. I look forward to reading more of Sarah Fox's books. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Alibi and chose to leave a review for other readers.

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