Monday, February 5, 2018

Book Review-Biscuits And Slashed Browns by Maddie Day-Great Escapes Tour

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Indiana
Kensington (January 30, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496711212
E-Book ASIN: B071DZ1K5W
About the book 
For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . .
As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur’s knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky situation with a killer?
And others thought
I found this book to be an engaging read, with all the cozy elements in good balance. . . The writing is strong, and the story engaging . . .
~The Ninja Librarian
Biscuits and Slashed Browns is an entertaining cozy mystery that has the traditional feel that I enjoy.
~The Power of Words
The mystery is solid and there are unexpected turns – the killer isn’t obvious until the end.
~Christa Reads and Writes
The interwoven storylines keep the story fresh, exciting, and engaging. If you are looking for a cozy mystery that is fast-paced (never a dull moment) and will keep you on the edge of your seat, I suggest you give Biscuits and Slashed Browns a try!
~Sapphyria’s Books
Incredible new addition to this series.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I love the people of South Lick and getting to know more about them in each book.
~Book Babble
A quick pace drivs,es this cozy mystery where Robbie’s nose for trouble, overactive sense of curiosity and loyalty to friends won’t allow her to rest until all seems peaceful again.
~Laura’s Interests
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, visiting Pans ‘N Pancakes, and it made me hungry.
And I thought 
I literally may have gained a few pounds.  I think I could smell those maple biscuits and well hash browns are one of my favorite things to eat so seeing that cover just had me drooling! 

The first few pages were just a tad slow but once I managed to get over that hump it was a fun visit at South Lick and then 
Pans N Pancakes Cafe.  

Biscuits And Slashed Browns is the 4th title in the Country 
Story Mystery Series.  Although it is a stand alone I did have a disconnected feeling with the sub characters.  I think having read the previous installments would have pulled things together more for me. 

This was a good cozy mystery.  I enjoyed getting to know the characters and I do want to read the earlier installments so I can make the connections that I missed.  

I am looking forward to more in the series and look forward to stories around the bed and breakfast.

The author included a variety of recipes at the end.  I am looking forward to trying the Eggplant Bake!  

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
This review will appear on retail sites where available.
This review will appear on Good Reads. 

Character guest post
Greetings from Roberto Fracasso

My heart, it is full with the visit of my daughter. My American daughter, Robbie Jordan! I am Roberto Fracasso, her Italian father, but her mother never told us about each other. Grazie a Robbie's persistence, she discovered me, and now I never let her go.

She came to visit us after Christmas here in Pisa. What a reunion we had, if you can call it that when we never knew each other before. She met my lovely wife, Maria, my adult children, and even my little grandson.

And what a feast we had for Capodanno! Here we celebrate abundance on New Year’s day.

We eat the rich meal of risotto, lentils, and pork sausage. We make a practice to throw old pans out the window, and everybody wears red underwear (under their clothes). And of course there are fireworks!

I'm so happy she came to visit. Now Maria and I, we plan a visit to Robbie later in the spring. We will eat pancakes at her restaurant, stay in her new B&B rooms, and explore that beautiful part of the United States, Brown County, Indiana, where I met her mama Jeanine so many years ago. 

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  1. Thank you for all the information and great reviews, including yours, on "Biscuits and Slashed Browns". I appreciate you being part of the book tour!
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  2. this sounds interesting. I want to try cozy mysteries this year.
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  3. love this series. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this newest installment!