Months of hard work following the death of her mother have finally culminated in the grand opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, Robbie Jordan’s new restaurant in South Lick, Indiana. The first day is a huge success; every table is packed with diners and some of the vintage and antique cookware Robbie has for sale has gone home with satisfied customers. But in the hours after Pans ‘n Pancakes closes after the grand opening, the assistant to the city’s mayor is murdered, found with one of Robbie’s signature biscuits stuffed in her mouth. Suddenly, all eyes are on Robbie – and not for table reservations.
As if opening a new business isn’t enough, Robbie’s plate is filling up quickly: a budding romance, a possible arrest for murder, and new clues surfacing about the father Robbie never knew. As Robbie tries to focus on building her business and serving great food (which is wonderfully described by Maddie Day – my mouth was watering several times!), someone in South Lick keeps her in their sights – literally. Robbie and her friends try to flush out the real killer before anyone else gets hurt, but she may already be too late.
Flipped for Murder is the first in a new cozy series, one of the better debuts that I’ve read this year. Fresh characters, an original setting, and a refreshing voice all come together to create an interesting and puzzling mystery. While I don’t quite feel the chemistry between Robbie and her love interest, I thoroughly enjoy the characters Maddie Day has created and I look forward to getting to know them all better in future books.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All of the opinions expressed in the review are mine alone.
About 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.
Flipped For Murder
(Country Store Mysteries)
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…
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