In A Nutshell
Title: For Whom the Bread Rolls: A Pancake House Mystery
Author: Sarah Fox
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi
Date of Release: March 14, 2017 – Coming Soon!
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: The publisher provided a digital galley of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5
It seems like just yesterday I reviewed Sarah Fox’s first entry into this series, The Crêpes of Wrath. She’s already written the second in the series, For Whom the Bread Rolls. This time Marley must prove she didn’t kill the pancake house troublemaker, Ida. It seems like just about every series has at least 0ne story line that includes that scenario. (Although I don’t remember one with Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot.)
My favorite part was that Flapjack, the cat, plays a much bigger role in this book. I hope that continues. Marley’s relationship with Brett continues to florish. There’s even a new animal character, dog Bentley. My least favorite part was the lack of snappy dialogue between the characters. I came away from this one with the feeling the characters are terribly dull. At about 25% of the way through the book she meats with a good friend:
“How are things going?” I asked as Leigh headed for the kitchen.
“Great,” Lisa replied, tucking her dark hair behind one ear. “Especially since you’ve got air-conditioning in here.”
Fox has great skill in developing a story, there’s plenty of twists and turns, but the characters in this one are a little wooden. (Remember in my last review, I really liked the characterization of the people in the diner? Yeah, more of that – please.)
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