I’m slowly working through the embarrassing number of books I have to read and review. For someone who used to devour books by the dozen, I’m sorely out of practice.
Luckily I have a bunch on my phone and tablet that have interesting or cute descriptions which I look forward to getting to sooner than later.
This was one of those cute description books. It’s a cozy mystery so it had a cat and a cute plot, but not a whole lot of guts, naughty bits, or questionable mentionables.
When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to spend a leisurely week or two in Wildwood Cove, the quaint, coastal community where she used to spend her summers, but then Cousin Jimmy is found murdered, sprawled on the rocks beneath a nearby cliff.
After she stumbles across evidence of stolen goods in Jimmy’s workshop, Marley is determined to find out what’s really going on in the not-so-quiet town of Wildwood Cove. With help from her childhood crush and her adopted cat, Flapjack, Marley sinks her teeth into the investigation. But if she’s not careful, she’s going to get burned by a killer who’s only interested in serving up trouble.
I think what I find most charming about these cozy mysteries is the general innocence of the characters. I won’t blow the plot for you, but I had this one figured out about half way through. It was a little slow in parts so it took longer than usual to get through. I wish it was funnier though.
This book was just generally cozy, lovely, and I enjoyed it. If I see others, I’ll probably read them, but I don’t know that I’ll jump out of my way to do so.
Is this something you’d read? Why or why not.