Julie Seedorf

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


FLIPPED FOR MURDER by Maddie Day 
PANE AND SUFFERING by Cheryl Hollon

FLIPPED FOR MURDER 
Book 1 in the Country Store Mystery series 
by Maddie Day


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...

MY REVIEW


FLIPPED FOR MURDER, book one in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day was everything I hoped it would be and more! This delicious new mystery won me on page one. The rest of the story was a full course meal that left me happily satiated.

I adored lead character, Robbie Jordan right away. Her character is filled with kindness, enthusiasm, and determination. She was a joy to read and get to know. I look forward to spending more time with her in future installments. The entire supporting cast of characters were a delight. Multi-layered, real, and some of them, just plain fun!

FLIPPED FOR MURDER is a first rate mystery with a wonderfully imagined plot. Author Maddie Day kept this story going at an excellent fast pace, with edge of your seat, page turning writing that held me entranced. Truly a tasty whodunit with a menu packed full of suspects. I chewed on the possible outcome, drinking it all in right up until the shocking reveal!

If you’re limited to the amount of new series you can start, you must add FLIPPED FOR MURDER to your list. It is by far one of the best coxy mysteries I’ve read this year!

Check out the back of the book for mouth-watering recipes, and an excerpt of book two, GRILLED FOR MURDER!

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PANE AND SUFFERING 
Book 1 in the Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series 
by Cheryl Hollon



To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed fa├žade. . .

After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs--including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack. 

As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn't suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it's up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father's apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture. . .

MY REVIEW




I can assure I endured no pain and suffering while reading this brilliantly crafted mystery by author Cheryl Hollon.

One of the things I adore about cozy mysteries is learning about different crafts and professions featured and taught to us by the characters within. PANE AND SUFFERING starts with a stained glass class. I was so fascinated with the information being relayed by protagonist Savannah Webb, I forgot for a moment that I was reading a mystery. But author Hollon cured that real quickly with the arrival of a body.

As intricately crafted as a stained glass window, this first book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series is a wonderful story with an intriguing plot filled with action and mystery. The investigation into not one, but two deaths, is wonderfully penned by the author. She had me second guessing myself more than once!

With a beautiful setting, a great cast of characters, and an entertaining storyline, Ms. Hollon has a masterpiece on her hands. I eagerly look forward to the next installment!

Make sure to check out the back of the book for a glossary of stained glass terms, and information on stained glass instruction. 

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. I've been trying to limit myself starting new series (and catch up on the ones I already have) but you "flipped" my decision, on Flipped for Murder. Oh, my poor TBR!

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  2. Culinary mysteries are among my favorites. Also I work in stained glass. Two great book choices, Lisa! :)

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