Flipped For Murder
by Maddie Day

New Cozy Series
• Series: Country Store Mysteries
• Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Kensington (October 27, 2015)
• ISBN-13: 978-161773925

 In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until a murderer muddles the recipe…

Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die…

This book moves along and is great for all those food lovers of cozies.
~Community Bookstop
I’m happy to say I got everything I look for in a cozy mystery, from likeable characters to a mini romance or two, and a nice, intriguing mystery.
~Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Flipped For Murder has atmosphere and charm to spare, with great characters and an intriguing story. I’m already hungry for more.
~Carstairs Considers….
The murder mystery was very well developed, and kept me guessing to the very end.
~Book Babble
I always love first books, because you get to know all the characters you will be seeing in future books and there are some great quirky people in South Lick that you’ll definitely come to love.
~A Chick Who Reads
…a variety of characters to like (and hate) …
~Storeybook Reviews
It ‘s a cozy mystery written in a simple and smooth style, with a good pace and several twists.
Fresh characters, an original setting, and a refreshing voice all come together to create an interesting and puzzling mystery.
~A Girl With Book Lungs
Once I started reading this, I had a hard time putting it down. The story had a nice flow and did a good job of keeping me guessing on what would happen next.
~Musings and Ramblings
I loved how Maddie wrote the dialogue of the some of the characters in the dialect that they actually speak in. That made the characters seem more real to me.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Colorful quirky characters, a solid mystery with a subplot and a good pace kept me turning the pages to discover what would happen next.
~Queen of All She Reads

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 What an exciting start to a new soon-to-be-favorite series.
You know I love small town stories and characters.
Add in a cozy mystery (or several) and I am hooked.
Robbie Jordan is one strong woman. Her life is about to chance BIGTIME on many levels. She recently lost her mother, is dealing with those emotions, and is trying to make her mother proud by living her own life and following her passions.
Robbie remodeled a century old building to turn it into a diner and vintage cookware store. She has plans for also add a bed and breakfast upstairs, but those plans were thwarted by the town's permit office, or at least by one permit clerk.

When that person turns up dead, and evidence at the scene makes robbie a "person of interest," will that bring her dream to a sudden smash ending?
What it does do is open up a lot of questions regarding ronnie's own history and connections to her hew home town.

I liked that this story developed in layers. We get to meet interesting charcters that develop also throughout the book. They are not one sided or shallow.
Everyone has a past.

There is a very dangerous and exciting conclusion, some romantic electrity, and delicious recipes at the end. PLUS a sneak peek at future complications.
I can hardly wait to return.

MaxwellAbout The Author –

MADDIE DAY (aka: Edith Maxwell) is a former farmer of a certified organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Stone Cold, Fish Nets, Burning Bridges, Thin Ice, Riptide, and The Larcom Review. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts, where she’s currently working on her next Maddie Day mystery when she isn’t out gardening.

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  1. This sounds like a terrific new series!

  2. I enjoyed this book. It was nice to see an MC who was not model thin, but still enjoyed riding her bike!

  3. I'm so pleased you liked the book, Laura - and LuAnn! Yeah, I don't generally write model-thin women.


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