#CozyMystery #BookReview -- Biscuits and Slashed Browns by @maddiedayauthor

Biscuits and Slashed Browns
Country Store Mysteries #4
Maddie Day
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Number of Pages: 292 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . .

As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur’s knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky situation with a killer?

Book Review
Robbie Jordan is at it again, solving the murder of a her restaurant patron as the entire ordeal “saps life” out of the National Maple Syrup Festival.

In traditional cozy mystery style, we have a sweet backdrop - National Maple Syrup Festival in South Lick, Indiana. Complete with the familiar small-town vibe only Maddie Day can present, she seamlessly weaves in her slapstick humor.

The innocent and the guilty are pulled into the gooey mix of this kitchen cozy when the body of a not-so-well-like professor is found. Robbie kicks her sleuthing into high gear, amidst other issues in Pans ‘N Pancakes. But, what makes this book standout and contribute to the canon of cozy mystery lit is Day’s gentle tapping into the multiracial dilemma that currently plagues society.

Rating: 5 stars

About the author

Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD in linguistics from Indiana University. An Agatha Award-nominated author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts.

As Edith Maxwell, she write the Local Foods Mysteries (Kensington Publishing) and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink).

You can find all Maddie's/Edith's identities at www.edithmaxwell.com. She blogs every week day with the other Wicked Cozy Authors at wickedcozyauthors.com.

Look for her as Edith M. Maxwell and Maddie Day on Facebook and @edithmaxwell and @maddiedayauthor on Twitter.


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