Book Review: Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost

Posted February 18, 2021 by lomeraniel in Cozy Mystery, E-book, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha FrostPancakes and Corpses (Peridale Cafe Mystery #1) by Agatha Frost
Published by Self-published on January 22, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Overal Rating: three-half-stars

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.
A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe owning female amateur sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes

After her divorce, Julia has returned to her hometown, and she starts a new life opening her own cafe where she serves delicious baked goods. Her cafe allows her to have an ear to the ground about all happening in Peridale, and she might even know more than the new detective inspector, who has also moved there recently from a big city.

I was in need of some light reading before bed, and a friend of mine told me about this series, which was on sale on Amazon.

This is the typical cozy mystery with a relatable main character and a small town as a backdrop. The book is set in England, and even though it is written by an English writer, I found the language quite neutral. The story is entertaining and it reads like a breeze. I quite soon figured out who the murder was but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this cute story.

Some people may miss the recipes of the cakes and pies mentioned in the story, as they are often included in similar books. I’m okay with it but others with a sweet tooth would have liked some details.

This is the first of a long series, which I’m looking forward to reading it. The twenty-first book was published just last September, so the fun will last for some time. The first ten books are on sale right now on Amazon for about a dollar (less than one euro), which is just dirt cheap. An extraordinary bargain.

Story (Plot)
Overall: three-half-stars