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The date of this feature has been changed to coincide with the release date of book #7 - Nacho Average Murder

Maddie Day is another name Edith Maxwell writes under.

Her Country Store Mystery series has been a smashing success. Maddie Day’s more recent Cozy Capers Book Group series launched to readers excited about a series that takes place on Cape Cod.

The books:

Nacho Average Murder



In Nacho Average Murder (June, 2020), Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait  . . . 

Strangled Eggs and Ham



In Strangled Eggs and Ham (June, 2019), while Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders South Lick, Indiana, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat…

Death Over Easy



Death Over Easy released July, 2018. Robbie is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings but the beloved event strikes a sour note when…

Biscuits and Slashed Browns



Biscuits and Slashed Browns released January, 2018. For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder…

When The Grits Hit the Fan



When the Grits Hit the Fan released March of 2017. Despite the bitter winter business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder…

Grilled for Murder



In Book Two, Grilled for Murder, Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to…

Flipped for Murder



The first book, Flipped for Murder (2015), 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…
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I'm halfway through my first book in this series - STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM. I like it a lot and will probably stay up until the wee hours to finish it.

I got a jolt when I read the first page. My daughter was - and still is - a big fan of the Backstreet Boys, and their late manager was named Lou Perlman. Of course, Maddie's character is female and NOTHING like the real-life person, but the coincidence of the names hooked me right away.

I also was interested to read that Maddie is one of three sisters - the same as I am, and the same as my daughter-in-law is.  We're all very lucky to have sisters in common!

By the way, I'm normally not a big fan of pancakes, but this book is making me hungry for them. We have a very good place in Eugene called OFF THE WAFFLE - I'll have to check if they have reopened again after closing because of social distancing. Edith/Maddie - if you're ever out this way, I highly recommend Off the Waffle. And if you're in the Chicago suburbs, the best place for pancakes is Richard Walker's, especially the banana pecan pancakes. Yum!

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I'm all caught on the Country Store series myself. At least until NACHO AVERAGE MURDER comes out. I've pre-ordered my copy so I should have it pretty close to the actual release date. I'm sure that I'll pretty much burn right through that once it is in my hands.

I'm a big fan of blueberry pancakes myself. But I'm a syrup snob. I only use actual Vermont maple syrup on my pancakes. :D

This is my favorite series from Edith/Maddie and I'm so glad that I "discovered" it. I've also turned on a few of my friends to the series as well.

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I'm all caught on the Country Store series myself. At least until NACHO AVERAGE MURDER comes out. I've pre-ordered my copy so I should have it pretty close to the actual release date. I'm sure that I'll pretty much burn right through that once it is in my hands.

I'm a big fan of blueberry pancakes myself. But I'm a syrup snob. I only use actual Vermont maple syrup on my pancakes. :D

This is my favorite series from Edith/Maddie and I'm so glad that I "discovered" it. I've also turned on a few of my friends to the series as well.

I really liked STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM and now I'm eagerly awaiting NACHO AVERAGE MURDER, which I also preordered.

My brother (who lives in Vermont) has made me a maple syrup snob - I don't have it often, but when I do have it I want the real thing!

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I really liked STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM and now I'm eagerly awaiting NACHO AVERAGE MURDER, which I also preordered.

My brother (who lives in Vermont) has made me a maple syrup snob - I don't have it often, but when I do have it I want the real thing!

There's a novella that's set after STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM in the book CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER and features Robbie Jordan in as you might've guessed, a holiday mystery.

And I just had the last of my VERMONT maple syrup this morning.

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Is the novel only available as an ebook? I miss out on a lot of novellas I'd like to read because I killed my Nook a few years ago. Ereaders are cheaper than they used to be, but since I prefer to read book-books anyway, I haven't replaced it. Now if it's available in paperback. I'll definitely order it!
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Re: Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day: Country Store Mysteries, Tuesday, June 30
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 12:58:11 pm »
One thing I forgot to mention is that I enjoy the setting of this series, too. I've never lived in Indiana, but my brother (the one in Vermont) used to live in Madison, Indiana and before that, he lived in Brookville. We were living in Cincinnati at the time so it was a pretty short drive to go for a visit. I think both of those towns are in Jefferson County, but I used to visit Brown County a lot when I was a kid. My grandfather's brother and his family lived in Columbus (not to be confused with Columbus, OH), right on a small lake. I loved going there!

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Re: Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day: Country Store Mysteries, Tuesday, June 30
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 05:22:45 pm »
My mail just arrived and the mailman brought me FLIPPED FOR MURDER! Now I just have to read all the books in-between this one and STRANGLED EGGS & HAM. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 06:16:29 pm »
CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER is available in print. It has novella length stories from Maddie, Carlene O'Connor and Alex Erickson.

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 12:32:22 am »
CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER is available in print. It has novella length stories from Maddie, Carlene O'Connor and Alex Erickson.

Thanks - I just preordered it!

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2020, 06:20:50 pm »
The date of this feature has been changed to coincide with the release date of book #7 - Nacho Average Murder

Maddie Day is another name Edith Maxwell writes under.

Her Country Store Mystery series has been a smashing success. Maddie Day’s more recent Cozy Capers Book Group series launched to readers excited about a series that takes place on Cape Cod.

The books:

Nacho Average Murder

In Nacho Average Murder (June, 2020), Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait  . . . 

Strangled Eggs and Ham

In Strangled Eggs and Ham (June, 2019), while Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders South Lick, Indiana, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat…

Death Over Easy

Death Over Easy released July, 2018. Robbie is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings but the beloved event strikes a sour note when…

Biscuits and Slashed Browns

Biscuits and Slashed Browns released January, 2018. For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder…

When The Grits Hit the Fan

When the Grits Hit the Fan released March of 2017. Despite the bitter winter business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder…

Grilled for Murder

In Book Two, Grilled for Murder, Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to…

Flipped for Murder

The first book, Flipped for Murder (2015), 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…

I'm having fun reading FLIPPED FOR MURDER, book one, after already reading some later books in the series. When characters are introduced - including Birdie, the cat - I get a kick out of recognizing them. I'm nearly finished with this book - it's been a busier than usual day, but I'm sure I'll finish this within a few hours.

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2020, 03:35:16 am »

I'm having fun reading FLIPPED FOR MURDER, book one, after already reading some later books in the series. When characters are introduced - including Birdie, the cat - I get a kick out of recognizing them. I'm nearly finished with this book - it's been a busier than usual day, but I'm sure I'll finish this within a few hours.

I'm glad I started at the beginning of the series when I got going. And I loved it right from the start.

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2020, 10:42:15 pm »

I'm having fun reading FLIPPED FOR MURDER, book one, after already reading some later books in the series. When characters are introduced - including Birdie, the cat - I get a kick out of recognizing them. I'm nearly finished with this book - it's been a busier than usual day, but I'm sure I'll finish this within a few hours.

I'm glad I started at the beginning of the series when I got going. And I loved it right from the start.

I've got books arriving faster than I can read them. No sooner did I finish FLIPPED FOR MURDER, than the mailman brought me the second book in the series, GRILLED FOR MURDER.

The weather is gorgeous today - warm and sunny with a nice breeze. Yesterday was sunny and, as we used to say in Chicago, hot enough to fry an egg on the top of your car.  My son and daughter-in-law gave my husband and me each a comfy outdoor chair for Father's Day and Mother's Day, and today I put my chair to good use. I had company while I was reading - a neighbor cat who looks like Birdy-the-cat stopped by and hung out for awhile. My cats pointedly ignored him. My daughter came over for awhile and we social distanced in the back yard. She got a couple pictures of the Birdy-cat. I'll share them as soon as she sends them to me.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2020, 06:17:26 pm »
I haven't tried sharing images before, so wish me luck. One of my favorite things about the Country Store mysteries is Birdie, the "chirping" cat. My cat Casper used to do that. Birdie looks like a cat I had back in high school, and Birdie also looks a lot like a neighborhood cat who visits us regularly.


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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2020, 07:28:03 pm »
I haven't tried sharing images before, so wish me luck. One of my favorite things about the Country Store mysteries is Birdie, the "chirping" cat. My cat Casper used to do that. Birdie looks like a cat I had back in high school, and Birdie also looks a lot like a neighborhood cat who visits us regularly.

Not having the best of luck sharing the photograph. I finally got it to the right size but it's still not working. I'll give up for now and try again later.

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2020, 07:48:30 pm »
I haven't tried sharing images before, so wish me luck. One of my favorite things about the Country Store mysteries is Birdie, the "chirping" cat. My cat Casper used to do that. Birdie looks like a cat I had back in high school, and Birdie also looks a lot like a neighborhood cat who visits us regularly.

Not having the best of luck sharing the photograph. I finally got it to the right size but it's still not working. I'll give up for now and try again later.

I'm reading GRILLED FOR MURDER, since I finished Book One earlier this week. I'm going to try to read the other two books of Edith's over the weekend. Maybe three books, if I can get the Taffy Shop book at B&N.

Let me try to insert the photo of the Birdie-clone cat in my neighborhood. I think it's the right size now. Fingers crossed!