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Strangled Eggs and Ham

(Country Store Mysteries #6)

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Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and murder!
 
While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona C
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Kensington
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Betty
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery, e-books, arc
The six installment of the Country Store mysteries finds Robbie Jordan trying to stay neutral in the current cause of jobs versus environmental but it is difficult as Aunt Adele is leading the fight against the development of the hilltop cutting the trees and building condos. One of her B&B guest is found murdered at the site. There a protest of stopping traffic, angry tempers, a shooting at the traffic blockage vandalism, and endangering animals It is handled well-making story thought-provo ...more
Peggy R
This is such a fun series and I enjoy each new book. Ms. Day has created a wonderful community and set it in the Midwest town of South Lick Indiana. One of the reasons I love cozy mysteries is that they are so character driven. However, I am not a fan when the author skimps on the mystery. Ms. Day's series hits all the points I look for in a cozy series. These are strong, quirky, well round, three dimensional characters. The setting is perfect as I live in the Midwest and tend to identify with s ...more
Mary Brown
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strangled Eggs And Ham
Country Store Mysteries, Book #6
Maddie Day
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and murder!

While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at
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Amy
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robbie Jordan's restaurant and B&B business continues to thrive in this sixth installment of the Country Store series. One of her guests is a bike riding enthusiast and also an environmental lawyer, who becomes interested in a resort project dividing the town of South Lick, Indiana. The project can bring jobs to the community but will also result in negatively affecting the long-standing natural environment. Robbie's Aunt Adele and a group of her close friends decide to protest the developme ...more
Kirsti
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

Hungry for mystery? Haha I couldn't resist! I sure was, after reading about some of the yummy things getting churned out in this kitchen! The problem with themed mysteries is you open the fridge to a piece of KFC from the week before and some dubious looking celery while the main character whips up masterpieces! -sigh- and the mystery was pretty good as well!

I liked the host of characters in this small town, and that we got a
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Lola
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

I love this series and am always happy when a new book releases and I can spend some time again with Robbie in her country store Pans and Pancakes. In Strangled Eggs and Ham Robbie has her hands full again, business is going well so she has a lot of work. Then tensions are brewing with a potential new resort coming to town and not everyone is happy with it. And then someone ends up death and the
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Everyone who follows the Country Store Mysteries think that they are the series’ biggest fan. Well everyone, you’re wrong. I am! ;-) Seriously, author Maddie Day has created such a delightful series, it’s no wonder it is so well loved.

I’m very excited each time I read a new book in this series. But also a little nervous at first. I mean, how can author Day pen a story even better than the one before? How can she keep it fresh, and interesting? Because she’s brilliant, that’s how! Every book in
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Mark Baker
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2019
Summer may be winding down in South Lick, Indiana, but tensions are on the rise thanks to the proposed resort on the edge of town. Some residents want the jobs it would bring, but others, like Robbie’s Aunt Adele, don’t want the increased traffic and impact on the environment. When a dead body turns up on the proposed construction site, Robbie’s restaurant, Pans ‘N Pancakes, becomes gossip central once again. Can Robbie gather enough clues to solve this case?

The book takes a little time setting
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Lisa Morin
Reading a book that features Robbie Jordan is bound to be awesome. I was not disappointed. Maddie Day is an incredible author who makes writing seen like an easy task. When I read the first sentence in Strangled Eggs and Ham, I knew I was going to love it. The story flower seamlessly and I could actually picture myself sitting in Pans and Pancakes, sipping on a cup of hot coffee, eating some biscuits slathered in butter, enjoying the other diners and taking in the atmosphere.
I loved every but if
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Robbie's Bed & Breakfast portion of her business is in full swing, with her three rooms booked. One of her guests is an environmental lawyer who is on sabbatical and just happens to be in the right place. With a new resort trying to get approved just outside South Lick, Adele, Robbie's aunt, is trying to stop it and he has agreed to help them. The next day, he's dead. Things start to happen that have Robbie worried about Adele, so she steps in to help solve the mystery.

I love this series, it
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Anjana
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to ask myself why I requested a book which was well into a series, something I hardly ever do. Most cozy mysteries require a deep-rooted emotional attachment to the lead characters in order to wade your way through the tale. Starting part way after most important connections and attitude forming events have already occurred is usually a bad idea. 

I wonder if you noticed the use of the word 'usually', because this time it was not the case. This sixth book of the series is strong enough on i
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Tari
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's like going home to friends every time I read a book in this series! This latest installment gave aunt Adele and her pal Vera a lot of storyline, and that was fun, since Adele is such a hoot and probably my favorite character. Vera is no slouch either. They both did great holding their own against a killer at the end of the book. I liked how Robbie has become even smarter when it comes to security and reporting everything to the police rather than taking off and winging it alone. Ok, well ma ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Phew! Maddie Day has done an excellent job of raising the temperatures in South Lick and the tensions in her book! 8 out of 5!

The heat is on in South Lick, Indiana and not just the thermometer, there is a resort before the planning committee and the local townsfolk are well and truly divided between wanting it to happen and hating the very idea of it, Robbie's Aunt Adele falls in the latter camp and she is determined to be a disruptive as possible, it doesn't help matters when Robbie goes cyclin
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Kristin
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another awesome book by Maddie Day. I love reading about Robbie and her gang. This was a great story with arguments on both sides of the issue. I liked that Robbie was on her own this time without Abe, it made her seem more strong and independent. As always, love Adele and her spirit. Good mystery. Didn't see the ending coming until it was revealed. Can't wait for the next book!
Fred
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strangled Eggs And Ham is the sixth book in the Country Store Mystery series.

Things are in a turmoil in South Lick, Indiana. Fiona Closs a developer wants to build a huge luxury resort just outside of South Lick. Many residents are in favor as there are residents that need employment, but just as many oppose it saying that ruin the serene little community.

One summer day, Robbie and her girlfriend Lou Perlman head out to Lake Lemon for a day of relaxing and swimming. While there they meet Gregg D
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Barb
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading, no - devouring, Maddie Day's latest Country Store Mystery, and it did not disappoint! I sometimes wonder how Maddie (AKA Edith Maxwell) can be such a prolific writer and yet still come up with fresh, original plotlines, but I'm just grateful that she does.
When trouble brews between a real estate developer and Robbie's Aunt Adele, someone ends up dead and Robbie steps in. The pacing is just fast enough to keep you breathing hard. And one of the most charming things about
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Alicia Kozak
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This small town keeps things exciting with debate over a resort development project that leads tp murder. With easily relatable characters and great descriptions, this book is a must read. My mouth was watering from the delicious depictions of the food at Pans 'N Pancakes and you'll want to try the recipes in the back. I laughed at Adele's unique sayings and the references to Carmen Sandiego and Murder, She Wrote took me back to my childhood. This book is easy enough to follow if you haven't rea ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Strangled Eggs and Ham is the 6th book in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day. Even though this is the first book I have read in the series I was able to follow along easily so it can be read as a stand alone. I really enjoyed it and practically read in one sitting and have since purchased the other books in the series.

Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and
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Jeanie
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obs
How delightful, to be back at Robbie's restaurant and country store, Pans 'N Pancakes! Even if it is a hot and sticky August, we are treated to an excellent mystery, some of the best neighbors in the Midwest, and all the down home breakfast delights one could ever want.

Robbie Jordan was raised in California, a vast difference year-round from southern Indiana. She enjoys this small town, however, and adores her Aunt Adele, her mother's sister. One of the things she learned this time from Adele is
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Bridget
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of Mysteries, Cosy Mysteries
This was my first read from the 'Country Store Mystery' series and it was so good! With great characters, a cohesive plot and an abundance of suspects, it would have been difficult not to like this story. The setting, a store and diner called Pans 'N' Pancakes in South Lick, Indiana. selling antique cookware and also serving breakfast and lunch, was a perfect backdrop for this engrossing cozy mystery. The story held my attention throughout and I look am looking forward to reading the other books ...more
K.A. Davis
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM, the sixth book in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day, brings the reader back to America’s heartland, Indiana. She effectively captures the setting, bringing the location and characters to life, both the good and the bad. The colloquialisms and Midwest accents the characters use sound authentic, and I felt the need to turn on my own air conditioning as they dealt with August heat and humidity. Protagonist Robbie Jordan is a very capable heroine. As owner of the ...more
RO G'ma
Strangled Eggs and Ham is the sixth book in Maddie Day’s A Country Store Mystery series and is a clean read with no adult language, graphic violence, or sexually explicit situations. The storyline is well plotted and flows smoothly, and the affable characters are three-dimensional. There’s no shortage of twists, turns, and red herrings to keep the reader engaged and guessing.

Robbie Jordan owns a café/antique cookware shop, Pans ‘N Pancakes, in South Lick, Indiana. She’s finished remodeling the s
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Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Is this development worth killing over?
Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day is a wonderfully woven tale of politics, development, mystery, and murder in small-town Indiana.
Roberta “Robbie” Jordan
Robbie runs a local breakfast and lunch eatery with a store filled with antique cooking items and a B&B. She is very busy with her businesses an
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Miss W Book Reviews
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Strangled Eggs and Ham is Book 6 in the Country Store Mysteries. I really enoy this series. I love hanging out with Robbie in her Country Store Pans and Pancakes. Isn't that a great name for a store? In this edition, there is a lot going on with a new resort possibly coming to town and then a murder occurs.

The story is very realistic. In any town when a big resort is possibly coming there are always two different sides and EVERYONE has an option. The mystery was great, with no lack of suspects.
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Patty
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day is the 6th book in the Country Store Mystery series, and another delightful book. Robbie Jordan owns Pans N Pancakes in South Lick, Indiana. Pans N Pancakes is a country store selling antique cookware along with a diner serving breakfast and lunch. Robbie is a likable character, that makes you want to go into Pans N Pancakes for a breakfast and a chat. As the town argues over a real estate developer's plan to build a high rise on the most scenic hilltops. Whe ...more
Jan
***** Great characters and and a cohesive mystery plot. The concerns and lingo of the characters are classic small town everywhere. And the problems of the small business owner who is the central character are also too familiar to many of us. I have not read any of the other books in the series but that was no deterrent to enjoying this book that I finished in about six hours total. Loved it!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
Coralee Hicks
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
How well do mysteries sell contrasted with the rest of fiction? An online article on the NPD website stated sales of mysteries rose by 5% in 2018, contrasted with the main body of fiction which decreased. Perhaps the rise in mysteries is due to excellent writers such as Maddie Day (pseud.). Day has mastered the art of a cozy mystery. A reader expects an amateur sleuth, characters who are part of a small social circle whether in a small town locale or an urban environment, a connection with law e ...more
The Cozy Review
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Series: A Country Store Mystery - Book 6
Author: Maddie Day
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Culinary
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 416

Publishing Date: June 25, 2019

The latest in the “A Country Store Mystery” cozy mystery series by Maddie Day (AKA: Edith Maxwell) Strangled Eggs and Ham from Kensington books hits book stores next week. And it will fly off the shelves!

Ms. Maxwell knows how to write a cozy mystery series. Her characters are lively, fascinating, and just what the reader wants and anticip
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Toni
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth book in the Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day. It is the first book I have read in the series and it was not hard to get into like some are after entering a series late. This is also a new author for me and I was getting used to her tone and writing style while reading this.

I have been reading a lot of pretty thrilling series lately and so this one seemed to pale in comparison. If I had been reading it any other time, I might have rated it higher. The mystery was good. It k
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Genie
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good outing by Maddie Day, the latest in the Country Store Mysteries series. Pen name of Edith Maxwell, author of several other series, this story might have brought an intriguing connection between this series and one of her others. Quick, enjoyable read.
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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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Other books in the series

Country Store Mysteries (7 books)
  • Flipped for Murder (Country Store Mysteries #1)
  • Grilled for Murder (Country Store Mysteries #2)
  • When the Grits Hit the Fan (Country Store Mysteries #3)
  • Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4)
  • Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5)
  • Nacho Average Murder (Country Store Mysteries #7)