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26 June 2019

Strangled Eggs and Ham (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day Book Tour and Giveaway! @maddiedayauthor @edithmaxwell

Cozy Mystery 
6th in Series 
Kensington (June 25, 2019) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496711254
ISBN-13: 978-1496711250
Digital ASIN: B07HW1D15K
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!

Gregory pushed his already drying hair back off his forehead. “Is the NIMBY group organized? Do they have a leader, a spokesperson?”
“It’s my Aunt Adele, in fact,” I said. “She’s right in the thick of it. She says it makes her feel like she’s doing something worthwhile again. She was apparently quite the protester back in the sixties.”
“I can totally see that, Robbie,” Lou said. “She’s a toughie, your aunt.”
“I’ll say.” Adele was the reason I, a California girl, was here in southern Indiana at all, instead of back in Santa Barbara where I’d grown up. After my mom died suddenly, my aunt had taken me to visit a country store full of antique cookware. We were surprised to learn the store was for sale. Adele encouraged me to buy it, and now I was the proud proprietor of Pans ’N Pancakes. It was a popular breakfast and lunch restaurant in a renovated country store, with vintage cooking implements for sale and three B&B rooms upstairs. I was living my dream, complete with an apartment behind the store, a hunky boyfriend, and a cat.
Gregory stared out at the water, having assumed the same seated position as Lou. “I’m on sabbatical right now,” he began. He twisted to face us. “I have some pretty strong feelings about not ruining a beautiful place just so rich people can come and pretend to enjoy it. I’d like to meet your aunt, Robbie, if you’ll introduce us. I can offer my legal services to the group on a pro bono basis.”
“She’ll appreciate that,” I said. “I’d be happy to hook you two up. I’m sure they’re going to need legal advice. She’s already planning a protest that’ll stop traffic on the main road to Nashville, and who knows what else.”
Lou reached out a hand and squeezed Gregory’s bare shoulder. “You’re Mr. Awesome, you know that?”
His cheeks pinked. “Not at all. But I do like to support worthy causes.” He pushed up to standing. “How about another swim, ladies?”
“You go,” I said to Lou. “I’m going to lie here and do nothing.”
He extended a hand to Lou and didn’t let go of it. After I watched them run hand in hand splashing into the water, I lay back and closed my eyes. Good.
Lou might have found herself a new man. Adele was going to get some needed help. And maybe that resort wouldn’t get built, after all.

About the Author

Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a Ph.D. 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 writes the Local Foods Mysteries (Kensington Publishing) and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink).
You can find all Maddie’s/Edith’s identities at 

She blogs every weekday with the other Wicked Cozy Authors at Look for her as Edith M. Maxwell and Maddie Day on Facebook and @edithmaxwell and @maddiedayauthor on Twitter.

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