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Of Spice and Men

Pancake House Mystery Series, Book 3
By: Sarah Fox
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)
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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 on set 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.

©2017 Sarah Fox (P)2018 Tantor

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Excruciating.

I wanted to love this series because of the location but I just can’t. This is the third book I’ve suffered through with a terrible narrator and about two thirds of the narrative is unimportant descriptive. She peels and deveins the shrimp. Really? If anything I think it’s getting worse each book.

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 10-26-18

Old Films, Old Flames, and a Recipe for Murder

The third in the Pancake House Mysteries is a great addition, finding a movie crew in Wildwood Cove to remake an old horror film. The town is a buzz around the film set and Marley is invited behind the scenes for a tour with the head make-up artist, Christine. But when she arrives, the entire special effects trailer is on fire, with Christine inside. With a fire and murder, and Brett's ex-girlfriend now the lead actress in the film, and prime suspect in the murder, Marley is hurt and jealous. But she's bound and determined to sniff out the truth. I'm not a fan of horror films, but the book really isn't about that. It's mostly about the people and the solving of the crime. I like how Marley works through her feelings and comes to right conclusions about Brett. I like that the series remains mostly clean, even with a love story in the mix. And I really like all the characters. Great resolution.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 04-11-18

Good

Of Spice ad Men is a good cozy mystery that I enjoyed. The characters and plot are well written. I look forward to the next in this series.

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  • Teddy
  • 02-15-18

This series continues to entertain

Nicely consistent with the previous two books - another entertaing story and beautifully read by the telented Marguerite Gavin.