#CozyMystery #BookReview: When the Grits Hit the Fan -- by Maddie Day

When the Grits Hit the Fan When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis
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 . . .
Review
What a quaint little story. What started as a peaceful, though tricky, walk across the ice, ended in the discovery of a dead professor.

Quite interesting how Robbie uses "puzzling", as she calls it, to gather her list of suspects.

All of the characters were well-developed and the narrator's voice was very pleasant.

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