Monday, July 1, 2019

Book #Review ~ Strangled Eggs and Ham (A Country Store Mystery, Book 6) by Maddie Day ~ #CozyMystery @maddiedayauthor

Strangled Eggs and Ham (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day


Book Details:

Strangled Eggs and Ham
A Country Store Mystery, Book 6
Published by Kensington 
Publish Date June 25, 2019
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 1496711254 
ISBN-13: 978-1496711250 
Digital ASIN: B07HW1D15K

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About the Book:

Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and murder!

While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County, and not everyone can see the sunny side of the imposing proposition—including Robbie’s furious Aunt Adele, who doesn’t waste a minute concocting protests and road blockades. When tensions boil over and a vocal protester is silenced forever at the resort site, Robbie ditches the griddle to catch the killer. But if slashed tires are any indication, she’ll need to crack this case before her own aunt gets served something deadly next . . .

Includes Recipes for You to Try!

My Review:

Strangled Eggs and Ham (Country Store Mysteries #6)Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

South Lick, IN is in the middle of a feud – those who want a luxury resort at the top of a beautiful hilltop and those who do not. Robbie’s aunt is at the top of the list of protestors who don’t want to see a hoity-toity resort on the majestic and breathtaking hilltop. While Aunt Adele is organizing protests and ways to cause inconvenience, Robbie is trying to keep up with Pans ‘N Pancakes. When one of Aunt Adele’s fellow protestors is discovered dead near the construction site, Robbie becomes reluctantly involved in order to protect her aunt and help keep the peace in South Lick.

One of my favorite cozy mystery series’, Country Store Mysteries consistently delivers engaging mysteries, multiple storylines, and wonderful characters. The plot of Strangled Eggs and Ham is full of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. The weaving of several themes throughout the story and expertly connecting everything at the end is wonderfully done. The interwoven storylines keep the story fresh, exciting, and engaging. The author provided several characters who may be involved in the murder and kept the real suspect a surprise. The story was fun, exciting, engaging, and full of suspenseful moments.

The character development continues, and the world building allows for visualization of the characters, locations, and settings. The characters are likeable, realistic, and well-written. Robbie is a great main character. She continues to exude kindness and generosity and is hard working – in and out of Pans ‘N Pancakes. She treats people with respect and dignity, the perfect person to work in a retail/food establishment. She gets involved in things she shouldn't much to the chagrin of the police department, but her heart is in the right place. Her relationship with Abe is sweet and just a small part of the story. Their romance does not overshadow they mystery or take over.

If you are looking for a cozy mystery that is fast paced (never a dull moment) and will keep you on the edge of your seat, I suggest you give Strangled Eggs and Ham a try.

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