Wednesday, April 5, 2017


I'm so excited to be a stop on the 
book tour for 
Maddie Day
and her new book
Book 3 in the Country Store Mysteries

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?
Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It’s all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night after he disrespects Robbie’s friend, graduate student Lou. So when Robbie and Lou go snowshoeing the next morning and find the contentious academic frozen under ice, police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie is absorbing local gossip about Professor Stilton’s past and developing her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way . . .


There are more than grits hitting the fan in this exciting installment of the Country Store Mysteries!

Rather she’s writing as Maddie Day or Edith Maxwell, this author’s impressive writing brings me back time and time again. I have never finished one of her books and not been totally entertained. I can’t see myself ever passing up a title penned by this wonderful writer.

When I started reading, WHEN THE GRITS HIT THE FAN, author Maddie Day quickly lured me in with tasty food, and vibrant characters. Her attention to even the smallest detail held me captive with my Kindle clutched in my hand, swiping the pages faster and faster. (I will be purchasing a print copy of this book. It simply has to have a place on my bookshelves!)

WHEN THE GRITS HIT THE FAN was a mystery full of more twists and turns than a funnel cake. (Maddie, I don’t believe I’ve seen funnel cakes on Robbie’s menu. They would make a great alternative to waffles and pancakes. ;-) ) Each time I thought I had it figured out, author Day threw in another twist that completely took me by surprise. With the story getting better with every page, the reveal, and ending did not disappoint.

And last but for from least, Day has included recipes like, Warm Up Your Tootsies Omelet, Grits with Cheese, and Pork Chops with a sauce that will have your tastes buds begging for more!

There is also an excerpt for BISCUIT AND SLASHED BROWNS, the fourth book in this fabulous series. Yay!!! Another one!

The Country Store Mysteries is a series that every fan of true, traditional cozy mysteries is going to enjoy. It has everything you’re looking for when picking out a new cozy.

About Maddie

Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD 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 write 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 week day 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.



Two lucky winners will each receive a
print copy of

Winners will be chosen after April 16 
at the end of the tour

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Giveaway open to USA only.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.


Tour Participants
April 3 – Classy Cheapskate – REVIEW
April 3 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
April 4 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW
April 4 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
April 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT
April 5 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 5 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
April 6 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 6 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
April 7 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
April 7 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
April 8 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
April 9 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
April 9 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW
April 10 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST
April 11 – Varietats – SPOTLIGHT
April 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 13 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
April 14 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW
April 14 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
April 16 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  
April 16 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT


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Head over to my friend Karen's blog 
A Cup Of Tea And A Cozy Mystery
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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sounds great and I love the title! Happy Wednesday, to you.

  2. Loved the book. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

  3. Thanks for the great review of this book Lisa. I haven't read this series yet, but I sure am gonna now!

  4. Looks like a great 3rd installment, thanks for being in on the giveaway tour!

  5. This book sounds really interesting.

  6. Thank for the review Lisa -- I can't wait to read this book!

  7. This is a new series to me. I love the cover and title. Can't wait to read the series.

  8. slpetera@yahoo.comApril 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Look for these books Everytime I go shopping. They are the best reads. Thank you

  9. Love all of Maddies books this one sounds so good.

  10. This is a great series...I enjoy both Maddie Day or Edit Maxwell and look forward to this new book. Thanks for a great review and insights.

  11. New series to me from a favorite author.

  12. So many good series by this author, love them all.