Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: When The Grits Hits The Fan by: Maddie Day

Title: When The Grit Hits The Fan
Author: Maddie Day
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Series: A Country Store Mystery #3
Pages: 304
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT


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 . . .

My Thoughts:

This book follows Robbie Jordan as she is running her restaurant and hosting meetings this one is with Indiana Universities Sociology Department and it seems people are getting very hostile with one another who knew Universities can fight so publicly! When Robbie and her friend Lou go snowshoeing they find the body of Charles Stilton frozen and very dead in the water under the ice.  Who killed the professor and why?  As the police investigate they seem to be drawn to Lou a friend of Robbie's as the murderer but in this story there seem to be no shortage of people who wanted Charles dead. Why the police are fixated on Lou is beyond me!

I love this book and these characters going back and visiting Robbie and her friends, coworkers and customers are great you get to see what everyone is up to.  Such a great adventure and I love watching Robbie as she tries to get to the bottom of it.  Can't wait to see what Maddie Day comes up with next for Robbie and company!!
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