Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When the Grits Hit the Fan (Country Store Mysteries #3) by Maddie Day

When the Grits Hit the Fan (Country Store Mysteries, #3)

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 . . 

Robbie decides to open her restaurant twice a month during the frigid month of February to help bring in money. This should have been a smooth transaction. Well, thanks to one of the professor's, specifically Charles, gets into a fight with couple different people. So there went that idea. But then, it gets worse...Charles is found under the ice. Who did it?  
Thanks to authors like Maddie Day, I have come to really enjoy cozy mysteries. This story kept me wondering what exactly was going to happen. There were times when I thought I knew how it was going to turn out but then the author throws in twists I didn't see coming. All in all, a really good murder mystery and I look forward to more from this author.

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