Monday, April 19, 2021

When the Grits Hit the Fan

 This next installment of the Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day continues to keep my interest.   In this book, Robbie finds herself caught up in another murder investigation when  day of snow shoeing leads to finding the body of a man seemingly disliked by everyone who knows him.  The ensuing investigation casts suspicion on friends and acquaintances and Robbie must decide if solving the crime is justification for breaking confidences.  

The mystery is well written and the guilty party was a surprise although looking back the full set of clues were there.  Day does a wonderful job of building characters that are emotionally relatable, whether the reader likes or dislikes them the feelings are present.  

I enjoyed how Robbie's other interest of crossword puzzle and puzzle solving in general is incorporated in the book.  There is also just enough about her relationship with Abe to make it an interesting aspect of the story without Robbie being portrayed as swooning for a man.  Overall I am enjoying the series and plan to continue reading it.


When the Grits Hit the FanWhen the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

enjoyable read with lots of side mysteries involved in the story. the character development and relationships continue to build in the series. I liked the fact the guilty party was pretty much a surprise. the author does a great job of mixing the culinary aspects of the story with the actual mystery

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  


  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #44
  2. AtoZ   #2021AtoZReadingChallenge  #AlphabetSoupChallenge  "W"
  3. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021 Country Store #3
  4. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #52
  5. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #62
  6. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  7. Cruisin thru Cozies  free choice 23
  8. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #46
  9. Craving for Cozies  Book #39
  10. Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  yes restaurants
  11. Medical Examiner Challenge  2 Toe Tags
  12. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 2
        • Lake or ocean
    • Weapons
      • Row 3
        • Drowning, water, ice
    • Detectives- Robbie/Octavia
    • Victims- Charles Stilton/ Lovey
  13. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #  Shot #


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