Friday, June 28, 2019



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!

Book Details:

Title: Strangled Eggs and Ham

Author: Maddie Day

Genre: cozy mystery

Series: A Country Store Mystery, book 6

Publisher: Kensington (June 25, 2019)

Print length: 304 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours


Hey, there. This is Robbie Jordan, and I thought I’d tell you a little about myself.

People always ask why in heck I moved from Santa Barbara – the American Riviera, according to the Chamber of Commerce – to southern Indiana. Well, I had a pretty rotten ex-husband whom I married right out of college. I really needed a change of scenery after the divorce, and when my mom suggested I go visit Aunt Adele and see if I could find a job cooking, I jumped all over it. Sure I miss the Pacific, but Brown County is a sweet spot to live in. And it's not like the ocean went anywhere. I can always go back for a swim and lungfuls of salt air.

After my mom died (sniff) and I inherited some money, I was able to buy a country store full of antique cookware, which I now sell. I fixed up the place, doing the work myself, into a breakfast and lunch restaurant and named it Pans ‘N Pancakes. Corny, I know, but it’s become the community watering hole and I couldn’t be happier. I also created a few B&B rooms upstairs.

What do I do to relax? I've been doing puzzles since before I can remember. Words, their meanings, their shapes, it's always seemed like magic to me. I was a really early reader, and I've never seen a crossword grid I didn't want to solve. I’m also a cycling enthusiast. In Santa Barbara, it’s biking weather all year round, and even in the hottest days of summer and early fall you get a sea breeze. Everybody rides their bikes. Plus, environmentally it's a no-brainer  – you save the atmosphere and get your exercise at the same time.

We’re have a super hot August this year, and tempers are kind of steamy, too. Sadly, one of my B&B guests didn’t make it out alive. Adele seems to have gotten herself into a mess with protesting this new development going up. It’s already a dangerous mess, and I’m worried about her.

Gotta run – it’s time to flip some pancakes. Hope you stop by the store sometime. Be sure to say hi when you do!


Maddie Day writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, she writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. With eighteen novels in print and five more in production, Maxwell has been nominated for an Agatha Award six times. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two elderly cats, and gardens and cooks when she isn’t killing people on the page or wasting time on Facebook.

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