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.Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day, Edith Maxwell
Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Kensington on May 31st 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Laural Merlington
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Also by this author: Flipped For Murder (Country Store Mysteries), When the Grits Hit the Fan
Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business…
In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans 'N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer's brother, but she doesn't appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie's store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious--even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie's friend Phil, who closed up after the party. To clear Phil and calm her customers, Robbie needs to step out from behind the counter and find the real killer in short order…
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What I thought of this book.
Robbie’s restaurant is only about a month old and again murder finds its way to her doors.
A group was having a welcome home party for Erica but it doesn’t seem that everyone is happy to see her. She flirts with just about anyone around, even her late husband’s brother. So it’s not a real shock when Robbie goes to open her place the next day and finds a dead body in her place of business.
All Robbie can think about is the fact that having a dead body found in her restaurant can not be good for business and she has been fighting to keep the place open. So she is not real happy to have to close down for a day but she knows it has to be done.
They get a state detective on the scene and she happens to have been an old love of Jim, the guy that Robbie had been seeing. This might not be good for Robbie, but it doesn’t stop her from trying to figure out who might have killed Jim’s sister-in-law and could his brother suicide not be what it seemed.
For Robbie trying to solve the murder is dangerous so it’s a good thing she took those self-defense classes with her aunt!
Grilled for Murder was another good mystery from the Country Store Mystery. It had a good mystery took me a bit by surprised because I just didn’t think this person would have done it.
Robbie is a fun character and I kind of felt sorry for her in this one, as she gets jilted by Jim but on the up side, there is Abe. He has been asking her out every so often even when she was dating Jim. I like Abe better anyway. 🙂 And we learn some new things about Abe that I didn’t know before which also surprises Robbie.
The side characters are pretty good too which is a must in a cozy mystery. Her aunt and her beau are really cool and it’s always cute having an older couple dating. Abe is great and seems to make great soup when he helped out at Robbie’s Restaurant. Those that work in her Pan’s and Pancakes place are cool and it’s always fun getting to know them all a little bit more with each installment.
Recommended for all cozy lovers!
This is only my second time listening to Laural Merlington and I am starting to like her and her narration and she does a good job with this series.