A Day in the Life with Robbie Jordan by Maddie Day

Flipped For MurderHey, Robbie Jordan here, in South Lick, Indiana. Today has been both good and bad, I’ll tell you.

I was flipping banana-whole-wheat pancakes, baking cheesy biscuits, and frying up bacon and sausage all morning here at Pans ‘N Pancakes. That’s my country store breakfast-and-lunch joint in the scenic hills of southern Indiana. The store is filled with antique cookware, there’s a chess board in one of the tables and a pickle barrel in the corner, and my foundling kitty Birdy is hanging out in my apartment at the back.

Today my teenaged helper Danna and I got a bit of a break before the lunch rush started up at the end of the morning. Then we flipped beef, turkey, and veggie burgers until mid afternoon, with barely a chance to sit down.

But this morning, the day after the the aide to the mayor was found murdered, there were some folks shooting me suspicious looks. Because Stella and I hadn’t gotten along too well. And the cheesy biscuit found stuffed in her mouth hit a little too close to home.

I’m sure it’ll all work out. Our extra-tall police lieutenant, Buck Bird, is on the case. He talks slow like a Hoosier, and even though he projects kind of a hick image, he seems pretty smart under it all.

I’ve been living in the midwest for four years now, and it sort of grows on you. After my mom died suddenly last winter in Santa Barbara where I grew up, I knew I was going to stay. I’m sure blessed both with the love of my aunt Adele, the former mayor of South Lick, and with my mom having trained me in carpentry. When I bought the run-down country store, it saved me a ton of money being able to do all the renovation work myself.

I know Mom is watching me from somewhere, smiling down on her daughter. Now if the local police could only figure out who really killed Stella.

Flipped for Murder, the first book in the Country Store Mysteries series, releases October 27 and is written under the name Maddie Day. Maddie (aka Edith Maxwell), wants me to tell you the book is available for preorder now!


You can read more about Robbie in Flipped For Murder, the first book in the NEW “Country Store” mystery series, published by Kensington.

About Flipped For Murder

In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until a murderer muddles the recipe.

Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die.

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GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on Monday, November 2, 2015 for the chance to win a copy of Flipped For Murder. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

About the author
Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can also find her at www.edithmaxwell.com, @edithmaxwell, and on Facebook.

57 responses to “A Day in the Life with Robbie Jordan by Maddie Day

  1. I have to read this. It sounds great! I’m addicted to cozies!!

  2. Always fun to discover a “tasty” new cozy series!!

  3. This sounds like a real winner series! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

  4. I really enjoy Edith Maxwell’s other series. Happy to see a new one.

  5. Doward Wilson

    Can’t wait to try this new series by a favorite author. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Love cozies about food! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Can’t wait to read this new series

  8. Yet another new series to out in my read pile. I love the cover. I like the setting of an old country store.

  9. Love finding new authors!!

  10. Really excited for this new cozy series, since I’m from Indiana. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Flipped For Murder sounds like a great mystery, and it is the first in the series. The cover art is adorable. 🙂
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  12. Oh, great a first in series; thanks for the chance 🙂
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  13. Sounds like a delightful series.

  14. Hey, thanks for all the excitement, everybody! Maddie and I are excited about the release, too.

  15. Reading just the little snippet from this book has my stomach growling for the delicious sounding pancakes. I’m excited to find out what else is inside the delightful cover. I love the fact this is the first in a series and am anxious to start out on the maiden voyage. robeader53@yahoo.com

  16. I love all her series so I’m sure this one will be great!

  17. That excerpt leaves me hungry to read the book. Thanks for the chance to enter the contest.

  18. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds delightful, looking forward to reading this

  19. I enjoy her other books and I really think I need to start this series.

  20. This sounds awesome!

  21. Barbara Hackel

    Well Edith, it seems like you will have a hit with this new series, er Maddie will. Thanks Dru for bringing it to our attention 🙂 and to both of you for the opportunity to win a copy. What a fun new series to explore.:)

  22. Mmm, cheesy biscuits!

  23. Sounds like an interesting read.
    Good to get in on the first book of a series.
    thanks.

  24. Marilyn Horner

    This sounds like a good book. Looks like I’m going to have a new series to read. Would love to win this one.

  25. Looking forward to a new series by Edith. Great reviews and I like the location.

  26. As a Hoosier I want this book and love starting new series. Thanks for the offer.

  27. This cozy sounds wonderful. Thanks.

  28. Looking for another delightful series and this sounds like it would be perfect. Great reviews and another location and group of characters to find out about.

  29. Sounds like a great read.

  30. Brian Frauenknecht

    This books sounds great. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win Dru!!

  31. Sounds like a great start to a new series

  32. The food sounds so scrumptious! So sorry to hear about the mayors aide.

  33. This looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. I do enjoy a reinvention of life story, especially when it involves a complete departure from the life lived before. Thank you for the intro!

  35. I love the sound of this one, thanks for introducing me to another one.

  36. I know I’m going to love this book and the series, since I adore everything Edith writes!

  37. MaryAnn Forbes

    Sounds like a very fun read! November 2nd is my birthday–perhaps it will be my lucky day. Thanks for the opportunity.📖📚

  38. Flipped For Murder sounds like a good read. Thank you for this chance!

  39. What a fun sounding book. Thank you for the chance to win

  40. Barbara Jones

    This sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  41. I am always looking for new authors to read. This one sounds like the kind I enjoy.

  42. elainehroberson

    Another new-to-me author to try. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  43. Barbara Landrum

    looking forward to reading this book!

  44. Jeanie Dannheim

    This sounds like a fun new series; I haven’t yet read anything by Edith Maxwell. Thank you for the chance to win!

  45. Sooo…. Here’s another one I want to read.

  46. Sounds like a wonderful new series. Thank you for the contest!

  47. Thanks to DRUS BOOK MUDING BLOG I was able to dicover this wonderful new series. I love books that make me feel like I’m at home eating at one of the Dinners they have their.The cherry on top id when death stirs the pot! I hope I win this book so I can share a review on all my favorite websites! Thanks to the author for giving us an opportunity.

  48. Wow, looks like great cozy mystery.

  49. Sounds like a great start to the new series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  50. I’m glad to have found this author! Another one to add to my list of want-to-reads! Thanks.

  51. I’m hearing great things about this new cozy mystery. Thanks for an opportunity to win it.

  52. Jill Broussard

    Looking forward to reading this book. Thankyou for the opportunity!

  53. Yes, please!!!!!
    Thanx for the giveaway!!!!

  54. The descriptions of the delicious breakfast food and a new series to boot! Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. I just love breakfast in a good diner—–and reading cozy mysteries. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  56. contest is closed.