Monday 28 March 2022

No Grater Crime (Country Store Mystery #9) by Maddie Day

Robbie Jordan's Pans 'N Pancakes boasts delicious eats and the best vintage cookware finds in South Lick, Indiana. And now, for a limited time, there's a new special featured on the menu--murder!

Ever since meeting the wary owners of an antique shop opening across the street, Robbie has been scrambling to manage weird incidences plaguing her café and country store. Pricey items vanish from shelves without explanation, a fully equipped breakfast food truck starts lingering around the area each morning, and loyal diners mysteriously fall ill. When an elderly man dies after devouring an omelet packed with poisonous mushrooms, Robbie must temporarily close down Pans 'N Pancakes and search for the killer with a real zest for running her out of business--or else. (Summary via Goodreads)

Robbie is getting married !!!  That is if she doesn't get in trouble before the wedding date .....  

Robbie Jordan is the owner of Pans 'N Pancakes which is a cafe and small store selling antique kitchen gadgets with a few rooms that she recently renovated and started a bed and breakfast.  Luckily for Robbie in No Grater Crime, the ninth book in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day, she has no one staying in the bed and breakfast.  

In No Grater Crime a new business is getting ready to open across the street from Pans 'N Pancakes, an antique store.  Robbie is only slightly concerned because her antique section is only a small portion of her livelihood but when a food truck parks in front of the antique store, that is a whole different concern.  And when a handful of customers get sick after eating at Robbie's and one of them dies, Robbie is shut down by the Department of Health.  Even though she should be finalizing her wedding plans and looking forward to marrying Abe, she is again caught up in a murder investigation trying to save herself and her town.

Robbie cannot help but think someone from across the street is involved in her customers getting sick and one dying....after all the owners, Francis and Hattie, have a long standing dislike for Robbie's aunt, Adele, well mainly Francis does, Francis' daughter, Krystal, is the owner of the food truck and Krystal's husband, Orland, is the owner of the company that provides the food to Robbie for the cafe.  While Robbie tries to work out the who and what of the investigation someone else dies while attending the grand opening of the antique store and this one is way to close to home to sit well with Robbie.....

I LOVE the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day and seeing as No Grater Crime is the ninth book in this series, I know the little town of South Lick, Indiana pretty well and also feel like I know the residents just as well so all I want is for Robbie, Buck, or whoever to solve this latest crime so that I can attend Robbie and Abe's wedding....who doesn't love a wedding ? Especially after solving a murder.....

 If you haven't starting reading this series, I highly encourage you to get on board.  This is one series you will love and not be able to get enough of !!!

Review by Missi M.

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