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Death Over Easy

(Country Store Mysteries #5)

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Restaurateur Robbie Jordan is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings to South Lick, Indiana, but the beloved event strikes a sour note when one of the musicians is murdered . . .
 
June’s annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie’s country store and café, Pans ‘N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even mo
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Kensington
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Sabine
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful addition to one of my favourite cozy mystery series. Maddie Day has a way of grabbing my attention and keeping me fully immersed in the mystery from the first to the very last page.

I love coming back to Robbie's country store and cafe and visiting with the people from South Lick. When a murder occurs at the annual Bluegrass Festival no one is excluded from being investigated as a possible suspect - no matter how well liked.

I am always excited when a new installment is released
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
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It's time for the Brown County Bluegrass Festival and Robbie bed and breakfast has its first guests, including her father Roberto and his wife Maria. She is excited about all the business that the festival is bringing to her country store and café, Pans ‘N Pancakes too. But when one of the musicians is murdered things turn grim.  The murder weapon is a common thing for this crowd, a banjo string. Who choked the life out of the performer and is anyone else in danger? Robbie is
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Mark Baker
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2018
Robbie Jordan, Pans ‘n Pancakes’ proprietor, has just opened the few rooms she’s been working on as a bed and breakfast, and it’s just in time for a visit from her father from Italy as well as the Bluegrass festival being held in the area. The biggest problem at the festival seems to be Pia Bianchi, a woman that annoys just about everyone who gets to know her. Then Pia’s body is found early one morning in a covered bridge in the area. With Robbie’s guests some of the police’s suspects, she finds ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author Maddie Day won me over with the first tasty book in this series, FLIPPED FOR MURDER. With her easy, flowing style of writing, she pens a story that draws the reader in, holding them captivated until the very last word. DEATH OVER EASY is more proof of that.

I enjoyed my time back in South Lick, Indiana, with protagonist Robbie Jordan, and all the great characters that make up the town. It’s been a treat watching them, and the entire Country Store Mystery series evolve.

The mystery element
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Betty
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cats, arc, cozy, e-books
Robbie Jordan is excited as she has opened her B&B and her Father and his wife Maria from Italy are her first guests in the 5th book. In Beanblossom the Bill Monroe Blue Grass festival is in full swing. One of the festival entertainers is discovered garrote in the nearby cover bridge. The area is located in the county so the sheriff department is in charge of the case. The lead detective is a woman. The cafe is busy the B&B Guests also are adding work. Robbie needs answers before her Father to l ...more
Lola
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley

This series is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and it's always a joy to return to Robbie and her country store. It's such a comforting and happy feeling to start the next book in a series you enjoy. I like how each book in this series has some familiar elements like the store, Robbie, food and some familiar side characters that play a role each book, like Robbie's love interest, her co-workers and some citizens of the town
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Fred
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Death Over Easy is the fifth book in the A Country Store Mystery series.

Robbie is very excited, the renovations on the second floor, turning that floor into a B&B, of her country store restaurant are complete, the Brown County Bluegrass Festival is about to begin and her father, Roberto and his wife Maria are visiting. So what could go wrong...maybe murder?

Robbie, Roberto, and Marie are sitting in the audience as Abe O’Neill, Robbie’s boyfriend and his band begin to warm-up. New member Pia Bianc
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Jay
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book in Maddie Day's Country Store mystery series finds Robbie Jordan and her Pans 'N Pancakes restaurant enjoying the benefits of a nearby bluegrass music festival.

She's finally got her place opened up as a bed & breakfast, with the rooms full of guests for the festival as well as her visiting Italian father and stepmother. Things are going along swimmingly for Robbie.

That is until one of the festival performers turns up dead, murdered in a gruesome fashion. Not that she wants to be,
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Mary Brown
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:

Restaurateur Robbie Jordan is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings to South Lick, Indiana, but the beloved event strikes a sour note when one of the musicians is murdered . . .

June’s annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie’s country store and café, Pans ‘N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she’s launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be among Rob
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Natalia  R
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to what has become my favourite cozy mystery series.It was such a pleasure to back in South lick,Indiana and seeing what Robbie and the gang are up to.In this installment,A music festival is taking place and Robbie has finally opened her B&B and is really excited that her father and his wife are visiting.But when a performer is found murdered and her guests are on the suspects list,she takes it upon herself to investigate and find the killer.I really enjoyed this book and I am r ...more
Peggy R
Another terrific entry in the Country Store Mystery series. This has such a charming setting and great characters. This time around we get to know Robbie's dad and step mom a bit more as they are visiting from Italy. The mystery kept me guessing. There are two murders in this book and the reader is left to wonder if they are related. There are not a lot of suspects but Ms. Day gives us plenty of clues and plausible motives to keep the reader wondering if they really know "whodunit." The culprit ...more
Lisa Morin
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whenever I visit Robbie Jordan, I know I'm in for a treat. Running the country kitchen, her own restaurant and vintage cookware shop, is her dream. Turning into a b and b made even more sense to Robbie, who is full with guests visiting for the Bluegrass Festival.
This story will grab your attention from the very beginning, and the reveal left me shocked.
This author sure knows how to surprise her readers.
A death at the festival certainly puts a damper on things, but Robbie is unstoppable when her
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Ann
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy this series, Country Store. This is book 5 I've read all the previous books and this one is a great catch up for all the characters and has Robbie's father visiting from Italy with his wife. Robbie found out him after her mother died and they are now getting to know each other. The Bluegrass festival is in town and several of the performers are renting rooms from Robbie in her newly opened B&B. Murder again finds South Lick, Indiana and Robbie helping the local police solve 2 crimes. Thi ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Death Over Easy is the fifth book in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day. I love that this is a stand-alone read. Maddie does a nice job of filling in the blanks for anyone who hasn't read the series before.

Death Over Easy finds Robbie Jordan's Italian father, Roberto Fracasso, whom she recently connected with and his wife Maria visiting her in South Lick, Indiana. Their visit just so happens to coincide with the Bluegrass Music Festival. This is also the first time Robbie has opened
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RO G'ma
Death Over Easy is the fifth book in Maddie Day’s Country Store Mysteries series. The story is well developed and flows smoothly and the characters are relatable. This book can easily be read as a standalone because there is great character background. Ms. Day does an excellent job of incorporating the local dialect in the spoken words, but not in the narrative, which I believe adds to the readability of her book and allows the characters to come to life. There are plenty of twists and turns and ...more
Kristina
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Death Over Easy by Maddie Day is the fifth novel in A Country Store Mystery series. Robbie Jordan owns Pans ‘N Pancakes in South Lick, Indiana. Robbie currently has her father and his wife visiting from Italy and they are staying in her newly refinished B&B rooms over her restaurant. It is June and time for the Brown County Bluegrass Festival that is being held in nearby Beanblossom. It will mean extra business for her restaurant plus some of the musicians are staying in her B&B. Robbie enjoys a ...more
Amy
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Robbie has opened the Bed and Breakfast above Pan ‘N Pancakes. With the Music Festival and her father and his wife visiting the rooms are filled.
When a musician is found dead it makes everyone uncomfortable. Is it possible the killer is one of the guests at the Bed and Breakfast?
Of course Robbie gets involved looking for clues.
Two murders, a music festival, suspects, clues to keep you guessing in this fantastic cozy mystery.
This is a wonderful series and I always look forward to the next boo
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Amy
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Death Over Easy is the fifth installment in the Country Store series. Robbie Jordan has added a bed & breakfast onto her already successful restaurant, Pans & Pancakes set in rural Indiana. Her father and her stepmother have travelled from Italy to visit her and are one of her first guests. There is a bluegrass music festival in town that weekend so Robbie has other guests as well and everyone is enjoying the fun. But when a festival singer is found murdered, Robbie is once again drawn into solv ...more
Carissa
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Death Over Easy

Author: Maddie Day

Series: Country store mystery book 5

Chapters: 49

Pages: 304

Genre: cozy mystery

Rating: 4 stars

Death Over Easy is the fifth book in the Country Store mysteries by Maddie Day, Robbie Jordan has finally gotten her bed and breakfast part of her restaurant and country store up and running. Just in time for the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in Beanblossom to bring in customers. The Bluegrass Festival in this book is based on an actual festival I believe by t
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JoAnn
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Death Over Easy is a cute cozy mystery. I enjoyed the plot and the quirky cast of characters. I also enjoyed the author's writing and look forward to reading more of her books. I recommend to fans of mysteries. ...more
Rima Aiello
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book! I love how we got to meet Robbie's father, and how the author twisted him and his wife into the mystery and murder! The writing, as always, was spectacular! If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for? ...more
Valerie
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to the Country Store series. Robbie is kept busy with her restaurant/store, her new B&B, her father and step-mothers visit from Italy, a bluegrass festival and two murders. It's a well-written and fast-paced story and everything blends together nicely. #DeathOverEasy #NetGalley ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
There is so much going on in Robbie Jordan's life in South Lick, Indiana. She has just opened the B&B portion of her business, her father and his wife are visiting from Italy and in nearby Beanblossom the Bill Monroe Blue Grass festival is in full swing. When one of the performers is found murdered and several of her guests are on the suspect list (including her father and his wife), she takes it upon herself to ask questions and snoop around. Shortly after she begins her sleuthing, another prom ...more
Babs
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The Brown County Bluegrass Festival is about to begin and Robbie's parents are visiting. She is excited as the renovations on the 2nd floor as a B&B are coming along.

Sitting in the audience waiting on her boyfriend, Abe O'Neill's band to get ready to play. Things heat up between Abe and Pia but the show goes on. The police, inform Robbie that Pia has been found on the Beanblossom Covered Bridge strangled with a guitar string that night.

There are twists that make Robbie look good for the next vi
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Mystereity Reviews
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another book I read awhile back but life got in the way of the review. Did a quick re-read and I'd forgotten what a great series this is. I love the small midwest town, the diner and the fun characters (especially Buck!) and I'm a huge fan of Bluegrass, so it already had a bunch of elements I love. I loved "meeting" Robbie's father and stepmother at long last and they were involved in the story thanks to a tie to the murder victim, so they weren't just background noise. A great, quick paced plot ...more
Annette
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every time I read a book in this series, I feel like I am in an actual breakfast diner. I can almost taste the food. Jordan is a very likable character and her supporting cast family and friends are just an enjoyable.
Kristin
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, as always. Really enjoyed reading about Robbie's visit with her Dad and Maria since they skimmed over that during the previous trip to Italy. Really enjoying this cast of characters and getting to know everyone. Really good mystery. ...more
Lauren
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Here's the thing with this series.... It's good. Robbie is an incredibly likeable heroine who actually is smart. In this book alone she made police aware of things they should be aware of, she didn't wander off into the woods alone, and she gets help and protection when she needs it. The mysteries are interesting and while solveable, not too predictable.

BUT.... The dialect is really starting to wear thin. I know that's just a part of this series and I can look past it for the most part. And spe
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Jeanie
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: obs
Welcome back to South Lick, Indiana and Robbie’s restaurant, Pans ‘N Pancakes! Fifth in the Country Store Mysteries, the one constant is that each mystery is better than the one previous. I like the characters; most are so down-to-earth and friendly. The foods Robbie and Danna prepare sound so tasty I can almost smell them cooking, and the mysteries are hard to solve. This time we enjoy a Bluegrass Festival through Robbie’s eyes.
This weekend is the first time Robbie will have guests in the upsta
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Bree
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy this series. From the quaint shop to the characters there is never a dull moment in my mind while envisioning this story line. Robbie is back and ready for a grooving good time, till well… death enters. She was on cloud nine with the chance to expand into her B&B and then wham! Enter the death and mystery.

Now as far as mysteries go this one winds up the staircase and back. Let me tell you the scene with the murderer is epic. Truly, there should be an award for the best encounter a
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Maddie Day is a pseudonym for Agatha-nominated mystery author Edith Maxwell.

As Maddie Day, Edith writes the Country Store Mysteries, from Kensington, set in southern Indiana. Maddie lived in the area some years ago and loves writing the adventures of Robbie Jordan, a country store owner and chef in South Lick, Indiana.

She also writes the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, with bike shop owner Mack
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