Pancakes and Corpses
A Peridale Cafe Mystery
Reviewed by Roy Murry, Author
Julia South is an exceptional baker, and everyone in a small town goes to her coffee shop to enjoy her delectable pastries and cakes. Then one day a reporter tells her about a negative review of her store that the local newspaper is printing tomorrow.
She goes to confront the possible author of the article when the unexpected happens - Julia is in the middle of a murder. She dogs her way around town following leads.
In the process, she meets a man, the detective assigned to the murder case. They clash, and then they dance.
Julia's abilities have her ahead of her new friend in solving the case. He is new to the English town, so she has the advantage.
When the two come together, the case, in an unusual way, comes to a conclusion the reader will enjoy.
The story is straightforward, but the reader is in the dark unless they understand Julia's explanation of the town people. The main characters are complete for a second novel in the series. They are likable.