Of Spice and Men
Of Spice and Men A Pancake House Mystery by Sarah Fox Random House Publishing Group - Alibi
Mystery & Thrillers , Romance Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
When you live in a small town, it is only natural that the making of a movie locally is a major source of excitement. Wildwood Cove is abuzz and Marley’s pancake house, The Flip Side is busier than ever. But that doesn’t mean that Marley isn’t ready to help when she sees a burning trailer. Despite her attempt to save Christine, a special effects artist, the woman dies and murder is once more on the menu. Complicating matters is that one of the suspects is Alyssa Jayde one of her boyfriend’s exes who seems intent on recapturing his heart or at least his attention. The movie business is fraught with rivalries and disagreements, so much so that it’s difficult to weed out who had the most to gain from Christine’s death.
Of Spice and Men is an excellent cozy mystery that has it all - a great lead, lots of suspects and a colorful plot. It even has a touch of romance. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys cozies. As an added bonus there are yummy sounding recipes.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Of Spice and Men from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Lights. Camera. Murder? Wildwood Cove’s star turn is soured by a sneaky killer in this delicious cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Crêpes of Wrath. Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu! With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After all, the crew loves Marley’s crêpes—so much so that Christine, the head makeup artist, invites her onset for a behind-the-scenes tour. But when Marley arrives, the special-effects trailer is on fire . . . with Christine inside. The cops quickly rule Christine’s death a murder, and Alyssa a suspect. Marley’s boyfriend insists that the actress is innocent, but when Marley sticks her nose into the complicated lives of The Perishing’s cast and crew, she discovers more questions than answers. It seems that everyone has a hidden agenda—and a plausible motive. And as the horror spills over from the silver screen, Marley gets a funny feeling that she may be the killer’s next victim. Sarah Fox’s addictive Pancake House Mysteries can be enjoyed together or à la carte: THE CRÊPES OF WRATH | FOR WHOM THE BREAD ROLLS | OF SPICE AND MEN