Saturday, February 3, 2018

BISCUITS AND SLASHED BROWNS


Biscuits and Slashed Browns (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day


Biscuits and Slashed Browns (A Country Store Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Setting - Indiana
Kensington (January 30, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496711212
E-Book ASIN: B071DZ1K5W

For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . .
As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur’s knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky situation with a killer?

 Whenever there is a festival in a tourist town, no matter the time of year, you can expect crowds to descend and the usual pace of activity to quicken. Robbie Jordan has been doing alright with her Pancake restaurant and is glad for some extra help, but when her regular helper is sidelined with an injury, and the father of her new best helper is arrested for murder, it can be difficult to focus only on keeping the tourists fed and happy.
A quick pace drives this cozy mystery where Robbie's nose for trouble, overactive sense of curiosity and loyalty to friends won't allow her to rest until all seems peaceful again. Sadly, the trouble seems to come to her own doorstep.
Full of home grown phraseology and tense moments of worry and sad memories multiplying for Robbie, the reader wants to solve this mystery as much to ease the restauranteur's worry as to find justice.

I accepted this book to review. The opinions are 100% my own
Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from Indiana University.
An Agatha Award-nominated author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts.

As Edith Maxwell, she writes the Local Foods Mysteries (Kensington Publishing) and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink).

You can find all Maddie's/Edith's identities at www.edithmaxwell.com.
She blogs every weekday with the other Wicked Cozy Authors at wickedcozyauthors.com.
Look for her as Edith M. Maxwell and Maddie Day on Facebook and @edithmaxwell and @maddiedayauthor on Twitter.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review on "Biscuits and Slashed Browns" and being part of the book tour!
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