March 27, 2017

When The Grist Hit The Fan by Maddie Day - Review

I received this book free from the publisher

Book Details:
Series: A Country Store Mystery (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (March 28, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-1617739293

About the book:
Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?

Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It’s all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night after he disrespects Robbie’s friend, graduate student Lou. So when Robbie and Lou go snowshoeing the next morning and find the contentious academic frozen under ice, police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie is absorbing local gossip about Professor Stilton’s past and developing her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way . . .

About the author:
Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD 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 write the Local Foods Mysteries (Kensington Publishing) and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink).

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

My thoughts:
It was fun to visit the Pans 'N Pancakes cafe and all our friends again. Of course what is more fun then visiting a quaint little country town. Oh wait we had a murder so that adds a little tension. The author gives us plenty of suspects but in the end it is only one who was guilty. I was kept guessing until the end of the book and I hope you are too. I liked the added plot line of Robbie tearing down walls to add rooms for a B&B. She even finds a few surprises while doing the remolding. You may get a little hungry while reading this book as there is some mention of food and you are in luck because some of the recipes are in the back of the book. I am looking forward to the next book to see what is going to happen with Robbie next. 

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