Posted in 5 paws, cooking, Cozy, Giveaway, Review on November 1, 2015

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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

Synopsis

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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Review

Anytime a cozy centers around food count me in!  My mouth drools at the descriptions and it makes me wish I could dive right into the book and become a part of the story.  Flipped for Murder is no exception.  There is a variety of characters to like (and hate) and since this is the first book, there is a lot more to learn about the citizens of  South Lick (I swear I wanted to write Salt Lick!) and especially Robbie, Jim, Danna and Adele.  The book is well written and while I suspected the killer it wasn’t because of anything specific, it was because I just didn’t like this person!  There is also a minor mystery that is solved along with who killed Stella, and that is Robbie finding out who her father is after 27 years and working to establish a relationship with him.  I look forward to reading more about how that develops in future books.

We give this book 5 paws up and saw that the second book, Grilled for Murder, will be available soon.  Exciting!

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About The Author

maddie dayMADDIE 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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