I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Flipped For Murder (Country Store Mysteries) by Maddie Day, Edith Maxwell
Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Kensington Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Laural Merlington
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Also by this author: Grilled For Murder, When the Grits Hit the Fan
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...Advance praise for
Flipped for Murder
“What a terrific debut! This deliciously clever cozy—set in a deceptively charming little town—is fresh, intelligent, and delightful. A winner!” —Hank Phillippi RyanAgatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author
What I thought of this book.
Flipped for Murder was a fun cozy with great characters. Robbie has just opened Pans and Pancakes (at first I didn’t understand the name till I realized she also sells pans. 🙂 ) It started off great too and the owner of another restaurant in town is not happy.
Then a woman is found dead and some of the evidence leads to Robbie and it could run her business before it gets off and running. Robbie has no idea how something she owns got into the ladies house. Yes, she wan’t a fan of the lady but she wouldn’t killer her. Though it looks like not a lot of people had anything good to say about the older lady, even the mayor.
There is also a lot more going on than just murder like in most cozies you have some side plots. Robbie might have found her father that she never knew, and she is getting to know a nice man Jim. Though there is another guy I think might like her too.
There are plenty of suspects and I like that in a mystery but for me it was a little easy to guess and I had it figured out before the reveal, but it is always fun to see if I am right. It has a lot of fun side characters and I am going to be looking forward to finding out more about them.
I liked Robbie and her restaurant sounds really cool. I think she will be a character that I will like to get to know. The mayor is pretty funny and interesting and I love her daughter that works for Robbie. Can’t wait for the next installment. 🙂
If you like cozies then you will like this one.
New to me narrator, Laural Merlington, did a great job. Her female and male voices were pretty good and over all she was easy to listen too.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Alphabet Soup Challenge 2016
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016